This e-mail is being sent to you as a SharePoint Site Collection Administrator who is currently using External SharePoint Authentication. On Friday, April 17, OIT will be upgrading SharePoint third party authentication to Google’s newest account protocol due to Google’s decision to discontinue their current authentication method.
Our update will allow SharePoint to continue to accept Google logins for users that are external to UT. As a part of this change, any user who has previously registered a Google account with SharePoint will need to once again register their Google account. Once the user has re-registered their Google account, the SharePoint Site collection Administrator will need to once again grant access to the site. When you grant access to the site, you may see both the new and old accounts. The easiest solution to determining which account to add access to is to go ahead and choose to grant access to both accounts. To help aid this process, OIT is also contacting users who have registered their Google account with SharePoint and notifying them of the change.
SharePoint is a browser-based collaboration and data management platform that is supported by the Office of Information Technology at the University of Tennessee. You can access your My Site, request a new site collection, or click on any of the options below to learn more about what SharePoint can do for you!
SharePoint can be used for document, media, and data management and collaboration as well as Web hosting and Web content management. It provides a secure place to store, organize, share, publish and access information as well as manage document libraries from almost any device using an Internet browser.
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At UTK, SharePoint is divided into two types of site collections; A MySite, and all other collections. OIT offers multiple training classes to teach you about your MySite, documents, permissions, lists, and branding a site collection as well as online documentation for using the UTK templates, external authentication, and other features.
SharePoint doesn't do new things, it does things differently. SharePoint has many advantages over other solutions for document management, data management, web site management, permissions, and collaboration.
Before settling on SharePoint as a solution for your needs, you will probably have some more technical questions such as: How much storage space does SharePoint provide? or Does SharePoint only work with Windows and Internet Explorer?
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