What’s the difference between SharePoint and Office 365?

What are SharePoint and Office 365? How are they different? How are they the same? You know, what gives? It’s a common misconception that SharePoint Online and Office 365 are one of the same.  While Office365 Online and SharePoint Online do share some capabilities, what’s really the difference between the two? Below is a brief introduction to further understand the difference between the two as well as the benefits of combining their features.

Introduction to Sharepoint Online

An intranet is a restricted computer network an organization or company can use internally. SharePoint Online is a cloud-based intranet solution that helps organizations share and collaborate with colleagues, partners, and customers. With SharePoint Online, you can access internal sites, documents, and other information from anywhere—at the office, at home, or from a mobile device.

Businesses & organizations use SharePoint Online to create websites. You can use it as a secure place to store, organize, share, and access information from any device.

SharePoint is great because it lets you pretty much customize it any way you want. SharePoint helps you create and broadcast your message throughout your company or organization’s intranet.

Introduction to Microsoft Office365 Online

According to Microsoft, Office 365 refers to subscription plans that include Microsoft Office’s productivity applications plus services that are enabled over the Internet.

Office365 gives you access to Microsoft Office products like Word, Excel,  One Note and PowerPoint, all in the cloud. You can create and edit Office documents from anywhere on any device of your choice.

In addition to productivity applications like Word, Excel, One Note and PowerPoint, Office 365 plans offer e-mail services, internal communication platforms, infrastructure for audio, video and web conferencing as well as the capability to share and store internal files on the cloud.

Combining Sharepoint Online with the powerful features and tools of Office365 Online

SharePoint Online is a collaborative platform that integrates with Microsoft Office365 online seamlessly. SharePoint Online can be configured to allow a company or organization to store, retrieve, search, archive, track, manage and report on digitized documents.

Office365 Online is a set of collaborative tools that can be configured to allow a company or organization to create, design, calculate or edit those documents stored within Sharepoint Online.

Office365 Online creates the content that is stored and categorized within Sharepoint Online. Its a seamlessly combination that is included with your Business Sharepoint Online Subscription.  

Learn more about our solutions and how we can customize Microsoft Sharepoint & Office 365 to work for you.

Before you dive into building and configuring your organization’s SharePoint environment in combination with Microsoft Office365, there are a few things you should think about. We encourage you to consider learning more about the solutions we provide to help improve productivity, collaborate with your team and share files seamlessly using Microsoft Sharepoint with Office365.  

Choosing CodeASite as your Microsoft Business Partner, we not only understand what works for businesses, institutions and organizations like yours from the standpoint of Microsoft solutions, but we have a number of add-on products, applications and solutions to help keep your business functioning at peak productivity.  

Give us a call at 877.228.0901 or send us an inquiry through our contact form and one of our technical specialists will talk through your intranet needs and give your project a free consultation!