What is Sharepoint ?
SharePoint is a server program that allows groups to set up a centralized, password protected space for document sharing. Documents can be stored, downloaded and edited, then uploaded for continued sharing. It is used to facilitate collaboration, provide content management features, implement business processes, and provide access to essential information.
How do I get a SharePoint site?
SharePoint sites are managed by SharePoint administrators. SharePoint sites are always created upon a formal request to ICS. After the site has been setup and appropriate permissions assigned, the site is then managed by the person the department requested to be administrator.
What Internet browsers are supported?
SharePoint Server 2013 supports several Web browsers that are commonly used (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari). However, certain browsers might cause some SharePoint Server 2013 functionality to be downgraded, limited, or available only through alternative steps. In some cases, functionality might be unavailable for noncritical administrative tasks.
How do I access SharePoint?
SharePoint is primarily accessed via a browser. Since it is browser dependent, the operating system does not really matter as SharePoint is supported on all of the major browsers. Physical location also does not matter as you can access the SharePoint site as long as there is internet connectivity.
How do I get the appropriate permissions to access SharePoint?
A SharePoint site is made available to users based on the needs of a project. Once a SharePoint site is operational, it can be accessed via the link provided by the SharePoint administrators. If the site is anonymous, then you can access much of the content on the site without authentication. Else you will need to login with your network username and password.
Who do I contact for support and training?
This is handled by the SharePoint administrators. Contact information should also be available on the site.