SharePoint Online facilitates seamless document management and version control, alongside seamless integration with other Microsoft Office tools.
With SharePoint Online, you can create custom SharePoint sites and Power Apps that enable team collaboration.
SharePoint Online can be adapted to suit the unique requirements of any business. It can facilitate the creation of project sites, workflow management, task tracking, and intranet site development, among other applications.
Microsoft SharePoint Online is a cloud-based platform that provides organisations with a range of tools for team collaboration, document management, content management, and sharing common resources. With SharePoint Online, you can create custom SharePoint sites and Power Apps that enable team collaboration and improve productivity.
As a part of the Office 365 subscription, SharePoint Online allows you to easily create and manage SharePoint sites, team sites, communication sites, lists and libraries, and workflows. With its powerful content management capabilities, SharePoint Online allows for easy document management and version control, as well as integration with other Microsoft Office products.
Our team of SharePoint experts at Valto can help you migrate to SharePoint Online or customise an existing SharePoint environment to better meet your business’s unique needs. We offer a range of services including consultation, migration, and ongoing support to ensure that your SharePoint environment is optimised for team collaboration, productivity, and efficiency.
We also offer Power Automate to help automate your workflows and the SharePoint app, which allows you to access your SharePoint Online content on the go. Whether you need help setting up SharePoint Online or improving an existing SharePoint server environment, Valto has the expertise and experience to deliver outstanding results.
What is SharePoint
SharePoint is a powerful collaboration tool that enables organisations to store and manage content and information in a secure and efficient manner. It is designed to help teams work together more effectively by providing a central location where all documents, files, and data can be stored, organised, and easily accessed from anywhere.
One of the key features of SharePoint is its flexibility. It can be customised to fit the specific needs of an organisation and can be used for a wide range of purposes. For example, it can be used to create project sites, manage workflows, track tasks, and build intranet sites.
SharePoint also includes a range of collaboration tools that make it easy for teams to work together on documents and projects. These tools include version control, which allows users to track changes to documents and revert to previous versions if necessary, as well as commenting and annotation tools, which make it easy to leave feedback and collaborate on documents in real-time.
SharePoint is a highly versatile tool that can help you streamline your operations, improve collaboration, and increase productivity. Whether you’re managing a small team or a large business, SharePoint can be an invaluable asset for storing and managing your content and information.
Starting with the release of SharePoint 2013 version, Microsoft introduced integration with Office 365, making SharePoint available in the cloud. This meant that companies no longer needed to purchase servers or spend time and resources on installing and configuring SharePoint on their own infrastructure. With SharePoint available as a subscription service through Office 365, it became accessible and affordable for small businesses and nonprofits with limited budgets for IT infrastructure.
With the move to the cloud, SharePoint was rebranded as SharePoint Online and has since undergone continuous updates and enhancements by Microsoft. Unlike previous versions, there are no discrete editions of SharePoint Online – it is simply a cloud-based service that is always up-to-date with the latest features and functionality. As part of Office 365, SharePoint Online is seamlessly integrated with other Microsoft applications, such as Outlook, Word, and Excel, providing a complete collaboration and productivity solution for businesses of all sizes.
Differences between SharePoint and SharePoint Online
SharePoint Online and SharePoint On-Premises are two distinct versions of Microsoft’s SharePoint platform that have significant differences in their architecture, functionality, and deployment model.
SharePoint Online is a cloud-based platform that is hosted on Microsoft’s servers, providing a flexible and scalable solution that can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection. With SharePoint Online, there is no need for organisations to purchase and maintain their own infrastructure, making it a cost-effective option for many businesses. Additionally, SharePoint Online provides continuous updates and improvements, ensuring that organisations always have access to the latest features and functionality without having to worry about performing upgrades themselves.
In contrast, SharePoint On-Premises is deployed on the organisation’s own infrastructure, providing a high degree of customisation and control over the platform. Businesses can customise the platform to fit their specific needs, and they can also control when and how updates and upgrades are performed. However, this requires a significant investment in hardware, software, and IT resources, which can be a barrier especially for smaller businesses that may not have the resources or staffing to maintain this type of infrastructure.
As the shift to cloud computing continues, the number of businesses using SharePoint On-Premises has decreased, with many businesses opting for the flexibility and scalability of SharePoint Online. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the move to the cloud, as remote work and virtual collaboration have become more prevalent.
While SharePoint On-Premises provides a high degree of control, it requires a significant investment in infrastructure and IT resources. SharePoint Online, on the other hand, provides a flexible, scalable, and cost-effective solution that is constantly updated and improved by Microsoft. Choosing between the two depends on the specific needs and requirements of your business. At Valto we can discuss your business needs and current infrastructure in depth to gain a full insight. This enables us to suggest the best solution for you going forward.
Professional SharePoint Services
At Valto, we specialise in providing professional SharePoint services to organisations of all sizes. Our team of experts has extensive experience in developing, implementing, migrating and managing SharePoint solutions that are tailored to the unique needs of each of our clients.
We offer a range of SharePoint services, including consultation, migration, customisation, and ongoing support. Our SharePoint experts work closely with you to understand your business goals and objectives, and then design and implement SharePoint solutions that enable you to achieve those goals. Our services are designed to be flexible, scalable, and cost-effective, ensuring that you get the most value out of your SharePoint investment.
One of our key strengths at Valto is our expertise in SharePoint migration. We have helped numerous organisations migrate from legacy SharePoint versions to the latest version of SharePoint Online, ensuring a smooth transition that minimises disruption to business operations. Our migration services include pre-migration planning, data migration, and post-migration support, ensuring that you have a seamless transition to your new SharePoint environment.
Valto also provides custom SharePoint development services, creating bespoke solutions that are tailored to the specific needs of each client. Our SharePoint consultants have extensive experience in creating custom workflows and integrations with other business applications, ensuring that clients have a solution that meets their unique needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is SharePoint Online?
SharePoint Online is a cloud-based platform that allows organisations to store, organise, and share information and content. It is a part of Microsoft’s Office 365 suite of products and is hosted on Microsoft’s servers.
What are the benefits of using SharePoint Online?
SharePoint Online provides numerous benefits, including flexibility, scalability, cost-effectiveness, and continuous updates and improvements. It also offers a range of features, including document management, collaboration tools, and customisable workflows.
How does SharePoint Online differ from SharePoint On-Premises?
SharePoint Online is a cloud-based platform that is hosted on Microsoft’s servers, while SharePoint On-Premises is installed on the organisation’s own infrastructure. SharePoint Online offers greater flexibility, scalability, and cost-effectiveness, while SharePoint On-Premises offers a higher degree of overall control.
How can Valto help with SharePoint Online?
Valto provides a range of SharePoint services, including consultation, migration and ongoing support. Our team of experts can help organisations design and implement SharePoint solutions that meet unique needs and requirements.
What is the process for migrating to SharePoint Online?
The process for migrating to SharePoint Online typically involves pre-migration planning, data migration, and post-migration support. Valto can assist with each step of the migration process, ensuring a smooth transition to the new SharePoint environment.
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