Purdue moving to new version of SharePoint, all sites to be migrated

Purdue SharePoint users and their sites will be moving to SharePoint 2016 from SharePoint 2013 beginning in May.

The SharePoint team will be working closely with site owners to schedule an appropriate migration time. Sites will remain accessible during the migration.

Site administrators will receive more information on the migration process and testing later this spring. Have questions? Contact sp-upgrade@purdue.edu.

SharePoint 2016 will offer Purdue users a variety of new features, including keyboard shortcuts, improved mobile experience and sharing capabilities, better and faster searching, and image and video previews. Site administrators also should find that they have more flexibility overall.

ITaP is migrating Purdue to SharePoint 2016 so Purdue SharePoint sites are compatible with the new BoilerAD (Active Directory) domain to which Purdue computing systems are being converted.

Directory services on a computer network handle tasks such as verifying your user name and password and other functions integral to getting where you want to go and doing what you need to do safely on Purdue’s network. The University’s old directory system, OnePurdue, was installed more than a decade ago and can no longer keep up with modern demands. BoilerAD gives Purdue an up-to-date directory system with ample capability for future growth.

Writer:  Greg Kline, IT communications manager, Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP), 765-494-8167, gkline@purdue.edu

Last updated: April 2, 2019