A Dummy’s Guide  to SharePoint

How to use Microsoft Sharepoint to access, read and write documents to/from the cloud.

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Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft OneDrive are both online (Cloud) storage solutions provided by Microsoft as part of the Office 365 package. Every Microsoft office user is given 1TB or cloud storage to be used in OneDrive or SharePoint.

What is the difference between OneDrive and SharePoint?

OneDrive” is used mainly for personal and draft documents and only the individual user has access to documents stored on there unless the user specifically “shares” those individual document with someone else.

SharePoint” is used mainly for corporate storage of files that are to be shared with other staff/team members. Sharing and permissions to access those documents is controlled by the SharePoint Administrator, not the user/author.

SharePoint is only available in Business Versions of Microsoft Office 365 (Business Standard, Business Premium, Enterprise E1, E3, E5, SharePoint Plan 1 and 2)

However, the Windows program used to access OneDrive and SharePoint documents is actually called “OneDrive” and can be found from the start menu or by clicking on the “little-blue-cloud” found on the taskbar at the bottom right of a Windows 10 computer.

Should I save files to OneDrive or SharePoint

While OneDrive and SharePoint both provide an online space to access files, their broader use is what separates them. SharePoint is predominantly an online document management system and communication site. OneDrive is a cloud storage solution that people mainly use to create an online backup of their files or for personal use.

How to setup a SharePoint site

SharePoint has to be designed and setup from the SharePoint admin portal.

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