SharePoint in Plain English


Microsoft SharePoint Online is a Microsoft Office 365 service for businesses of all sizes. Instead of installing and deploying Microsoft SharePoint Server on-premises, any business can now simply subscribe to SharePoint Online to provide their employees with an enterprise grade solution for creating sites to share documents and information with colleagues and customers.

SharePoint Online helps businesses of all sizes to:

  • Work together effectively. Share your team’s documents and track project milestones to keep everyone in sync.
  • Keep documents up to date. Manage your team’s important documents online so the latest versions are always at hand.
  • Easily access information online. Provide everyone on the team with access to critical business information when and where they need it.
  • Easily protect critical business information. Control who can access read and share documents and information.

SharePoint Online also works with familiar Microsoft Office applications. It’s easy to create Office documents and save them directly to SharePoint Online, or co-author documents with Microsoft Office Web Apps. Users can access important documents offline or from familiar mobile devices, and set document-level permissions to protect sensitive content.

In addition, SharePoint Online makes it possible with one click to communicate in real-time with colleagues, customers and partners from within SharePoint sites using Lync Online.

By allowing Microsoft to operate and manage the infrastructure that is associated with SharePoint Online, businesses can focus their resources on what is important—running their businesses.

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