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SharePoint is moving to SharePoint Online

15 May 2020

With new features, greater storage and better integration with other tools, we are changing the way we work for the better

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Update (29 September 2022):

The information below is now out of date. Find updated details here:

Original message (15 May 2020):

Work has started to move the University's existing on-premise SharePoint service to the Cloud, where it will become SharePoint Online, part of the Microsoft Office 365 suite of applications. 

Existing SharePoint sites will need to be moved to SharePoint in Office 365 and the IT Services project team will be working together with site owners and users to determine a migration plan.

What are the benefits for SharePoint users?

SharePoint in Office365 includes several new features and additional benefits, such as:

  • Increased storage capacity
  • Improved search and navigation
  • Document collaboration
  • Integration with Microsoft Teams
  • Simple, flatter structure.

When is this happening?

SharePoint Online will be available by summer 2020, with additional functionality coming online later in the year. 

We are planning a phased migration of sites starting by the summer and continuing into 2021, and we will be in touch with all site owners shortly to begin the work.

Further information about the project

If you have any questions about or require more information regarding the project, please email the  SharePoint Support Team.