What is SharePoint 365?

Microsoft Office 365 is UL’s chosen suite of collaboration tools to support the teaching, learning, research and administrative activities. A component of the University’s subscription is SharePoint 365 collaboration platform which integrates with a variety of Microsoft Office 365 applications and services.

SharePoint 365 enables the digital transformation of business processes and includes key enhancements like Co-Authoring (multiple users working on documents without requiring check out), remote collaboration and enhanced search. By adopting a cloud platform like SharePoint 365 for our document management we can remove the boundaries that may currently impede collaboration.

This move to the cloud platform means that information is always available in a familiar environment, ready to be accessed by a simple search.  Users can easily create, store, collaborate and share content through the use of Modern SharePoint sites and document libraries, access internal sites, documents, and other information from anywhere - at the office or at home.

SharePoint Migration Project

Over the past 18 months ITD has been working with departmental SharePoint site owners to move content from SharePoint 2010 as well as selected fileshares on-premise to SharePoint online. This project is due to complete in June 2021. If your site is currently on Sharepoint 2010, the project team will be contacting you in due course to agree migration dates and bring you through the process. 

Explore our UL SharePoint 365 training centre

SharePoint 365 Drop in Clinic

ITD runs a drop in Clinic for SharePoint every fortnight to provide follow-up support for those who wish to field any emerging questions in regard to the new platform.

If you’re are interested in attending, please click here to save the invite. 

Office 365 document lifecycle

Click here to view our decision making guide to assist you with where you can store your data.

Require a new site of a consultation?

Help is always available through our support team, please click here to log a call.

Require training?

SharePoint Site Owner training is currently being run by the Project Team. If you are a site owner and wish to attend, please log a call and ITD will revert back to you with the next SharePoint Site Owner training dates.

SharePoint End User training is being run by HR, so you can mail hrbookings@ul.ie or contact any member from the HR Learning & Development Team.  This course will run every 6-8 weeks