SharePoint Naming Contest

July 17, 2012

To: UCOP Community
From: Shirley Bittlingmeier, ITS Client Services Officer

Put on your thinking caps! ITS needs your help with naming the UCOP SharePoint site. As announced in the Link newsletter, UCOP will migrate this fall to SharePoint’s latest version, SharePoint 2010. To celebrate the upgrade, ITS is conducting a SharePoint naming contest. All OP employees are eligible to submit one or more entries by the July 20 deadline.

Prizes will be awarded to the winner and two runners-up, who will be announced in early August.

Submit your entry now.

Keep in mind that the new name will be used as the name of the portal and part of the URL (newname.ucop.edu) and will drive the logo branding. Contest entries will be reviewed and judged by the IT Operations Council, a multi-departmental working group within UCOP.

Entries will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Relevance to UCOP
  • How well the name captures the essence of SharePoint
  • URL friendliness: how well the name works in the URL either as a full name or acronym (e.g., UCOP Portal, up.ucop.edu)
  • How well the name converts to a logo for the SharePoint site

Be sure to submit your entry by 5 p.m., Friday, July 20.