SharePoint Basics

How do I move my personal or departmental files to OneDrive or SharePoint?

If you're looking to migrate personal or departmental data/files from your computer, Dropbox, Google Drive, Network Share/s to your OneDrive, SharePoint Site or Group there are 3 basic ways to move your data:

  1. Drag and drop to OneDrive in your browser
  2. Open in explorer view (Windows only) and drag and drop into your OneDrive folder
  3. OneDrive Sync

These methods are covered...

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What happens to items I delete from SharePoint?

List items as well as documents, pages and entire sites go to the SharePoint recycle bin after deletion.  The user who originally deleted an item can restore them from their recycle bin for 93 days after the original deletion.

Please note the SharePoint recycle bin is not related to the Windows recycle bin.

What is the criteria I should use when deciding to request a site in SharePoint?

Even though anyone in the listed populations who requests a SharePoint site can have one, certain criteria should be met before requesting a site:

  • Every site has to have at least one Site Owner. The initial Site Owner can go to the SharePoint landing page and click on "Create site" on the top left.  If you will be working with level4/HRCI data then you can...

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What kinds of collaborations should not be conducted within SharePoint?

The SharePoint for Harvard service can house Harvard related confidential data that strictly abides by Harvard's security policies. Please refer to the following IT Security website for comprehensive information: http://security.harvard.edu/enterprise-security-policy. Please note that any collaboration involving non-Harvard related confidential information should not be conducted in SharePoint.

In terms of high-risk confidential data (HRCI), SharePoint for Harvard is certified for Level Four HRCI data on dedicated...

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