What is SharePoint?

After reading this article, you should have a better understanding of SharePoint Online and its capabilities.

SharePoint is a web application framework and platform that combines Newsfeed, OneDrive, and Sites and is offered as part of the Office 365 suite. With these three main hubs, SharePoint provides websites, document and file management, social networks, enterprise search, and business intelligence that can facilitate collaboration among team members.

  • Newsfeed: Use the social network to post news for other site members to see.
  • OneDrive: Store, share, and manage files among site members, inside and outside the organization. Documents and files are not assigned to on specific member so that files are not lost when members leave the group.
  • Sites: Create document libraries, lists, calendars and other applications that are useful for file management and collaboration between site members.

Using SharePoint, you can store, organize, share, and access information from almost any device with a web browser.

Last Modified: 9/12/2017