Chat, Video, & Collaboration

I am a Harvard College student. Why can't I log into Skype or other Office 365 applications?

As a Harvard College student, your email, calendaring, and social applications are supported by Google. Your account is a Gmail account. It also gives you access to the Google Education Suite, including: Drive, Hangouts, Chats, Calendar, Sites and more. You do not have access to Microsoft Exchange products, which include, Outlook online, Calendar online and Skype for Business. You do have access to most Microsoft products including: SharePoint, Yammer, Microsoft Forms and the Office Online for Education suite.

Why is Harvard implementing SharePoint?

We are offering SharePoint as a powerful collaboration service to fulfill part of the University-wide Strategic IT Planning initiative to offer robust collaboration and communications tools to the Harvard community.

What kinds of collaborations should not be conducted within SharePoint?

The SharePoint for Harvard service can house university-related confidential data that strictly abides by our security policies. Please refer to the Harvard Information Security website for comprehensive information. Please note that any collaboration involving non-Harvard related confidential information should not be conducted in SharePoint.

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Which web browser(s) and devices are recommended for SharePoint?

SharePoint works best with recent versions of Internet Explorer on a Windows computer, but is also compatible with current versions of Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and mobile browsers as used on iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, or Android devices.