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SharePoint 2010 - Getting Started
This article explains how to access your SharePoint site.
SharePoint generally works with most updated browsers, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari.
There are a few functions that only work with Internet Explorer, so we recommend using IE 7 and up. For more details, see SharePoint 2010 - Browser Compatibility.
To access your SharePoint site, go to the site URL provided by the site administrator. You will have a different URL depending on your department, unit, or team.
Because most SharePoint 2010 sites are configured to use NTLM authentication, it is necessary to prefix your username with the name of your Active Directory domain: adlocal if using a CNetID or uchad if using a Medical Center account. An example would be adlocal\jsmith or uchad\jsmith. Then click OK.
A SharePoint Home page template appears, which the site administrator may have customized.
A description of the homepage parts, menus and functionalities of the SharePoint web site can be found in the following video: SharePoint 2010 Getting Started [9:50].
SharePoint has an option to sign in as a different user. This would allow someone else to sign in from your computer. When the user signs out from the application, SharePoint gives you the option to close the internet browser.