SharePoint is a web-based collaboration platform that allows you to share information with coworkers by providing a single-source location to manage documents from start to finish, participate in web-based discussions, share contacts and calendars, and much more. Check with your departmental IT representative to see if your department already has a SharePoint site, or contact the UKIT Customer Service Center (218-HELP ) for information on establishing a new departmental site. Medical Center users may wish to contact the UKHC IT help desk at 323-8586 in order to have a site created on the Medical Center SharePoint platform.
Microsoft Lync is an instant messaging protocol that allows efficient virtual collaboration between coworkers and colleagues. Lync has the ability to integrate MSN, AOL, and Google Chat instant messaging contacts, as well as active directory (AD) domain and medical center (MC) domain link blue accounts. Other features include live meetings, teleconferencing, and webcam conferencing that add valuable enhancements to the Microsoft Office Suite.
Human Resources Training and Development offers a course on Microsoft Lync, and UK employees can register for the course here. For information regarding OCS installation and features, please visit the Lync wiki here.