June 8, 2023

SharePoint Upgrade and EagleNet Revitalization

Information Technologies is planning several changes to IT systems aimed at improving the user experience and providing for more secure access to university data and collaboration resources. These changes will result in the replacement of EagleNet. EagleNet, built on the SharePoint 2007 platform, currently hosts the portal, Department sites, MySites, and the UMW Reporting Center. Moving forward, these functions will be moved into two separate platforms.

SharePoint 2010 will house Department Sites and the UMW Reporting Center. MySites will be eliminated for all users and SharePoint 2010 will only be accessible to faculty and staff. The primary goal of this project is to improve the security and functionality of SharePoint and the Reporting Center.

Information Technologies and Web Communications are working collaboratively to create a new site which will be accessible to all faculty, staff, and students. This site will include aggregation of important links to relevant UMW content / access to systems, as currently provided by Eaglenet. The proposed replacement would entail leveraging the UMW.edu platform to host this content for students, faculty and staff. The “mashup” site would aggregate custom channels and links, offer a pass-through to UMW systems, and allow for helpful items (like a link to the password-reset utility).

We will be communicating additional details about these projects later in the fall semester.  Additional information will be posted at: http://technology.umw.edu/pmo/projects-and-initiatives/sharepoint2010/. If you have any questions in the interim, please contact Sean O’Brien, IT Project Manager, at sobrien@umw.edu or 654-1027.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.