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Tuesday, 20 October 2015 06:22

SharePoint On Premise Versions

Written by Louise Fahys
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Although SharePoint is moving towards a fully cloud based solution, there are still versions offered for organizations that prefer on premise solutions. This article discusses the three options for on premise solutions, and explains the differences in features between them.

 

Overview of SharePoint On Premise

SharePoint is an extremely useful tool that allows organizations to share, collaborate and organize content.  Along with many other applications, SharePoint is moving more strongly in the direction of cloud based storage, and Microsoft envisions SharePoint online as the future of SharePoint. However, even though SharePoint Online has benefits such as eliminating the need for organizations to worry about backing up their information, regularly upgrading their equipment, monitoring their network’s security or making large capital investments, some companies still prefer to use on premise versions of SharePoint. These organizations find that the SharePoint online applications cannot be sufficiently customized to meet their needs, so they turn to the much more adaptable server versions of SharePoint.  

 

SharePoint On Premise Versions

If you do decide to use an on premise version of SharePoint there are three versions to choose from:

SharePoint Foundation 2013: SharePoint foundation is the underlying infrastructure for the two SharePoint server editions. It is free for anyone with a licensed Windows Server Operating System, and  is a viable option for companies who wish to create basic internal sites to share and collaborate on information, but do not desire the additional features included in SharePoint Server editions.

SharePoint Server 2013 – Standard Edition: SharePoint Server Standard is the lower level of the two server editions. It is much more advanced and has many more features than Foundation, but does not have some of the features required for larger businesses and enterprises.

SharePoint Server 2013 – Enterprise Edition: The most advanced version of on premise SharePoint solutions, which includes all of the available SharePoint Server features, and provides a fully customizable system for large companies and enterprises to share and collaborate on information. Advantages over Standard Server include a Content Search Web Part, a more extensive content processing pipeline and advanced query rules. 

Basic Features for On Premise Solutions

This is a very basic outline of the differences between the three on premise SharePoint solutions. The link below this chart will give you a complete list of features for each version.

 

Basic Features

SharePoint Foundation

SharePoint Standard

SharePoint Enterprise

App Catalog and Marketplace: Download and utilize apps

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Team Sites

 

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Sites: a single infrastructure for all websites

 

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Communities: an integrated collaboration platform

 

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Content: enterprise content management (ECM)

 

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Basic Search

 

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Complete Search: people and expertise search, visual previews, and visual best bets

 

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Business Solutions (includes Access and InfoPath)

   

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Business Intelligence for everyone (includes Power View, PerformancePoint, Excel, and Visio)

   

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Click here to receive a detailed list of every feature included in each on premise solution.

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Louise Fahys

Louise Fahys

"My passion is to take ideas and build them into software solutions that help people." Louise has over 20 years of business and technical experience including project management, website design, architecture and implementation. Louise has helped start and run several interactive sites for sports organizations and businesses.

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