Sharepoint & OneDrive, What’s the difference?
Posted February 25, 2021

We get this question all the time

There seems to be some confusion when it comes to SharePoint and OneDrive that we want to clear up.

OneDrive for Business

OneDrive is a document storage platform included with your Microsoft 365 licenses and is typically used as a storage location for your own documents, in other words OneDrive is your own space that only you have access to work on documents.

OneDrive For Business

Some features included within OneDrive platform include:

1. Document Versioning
2. Access from any device
3. Sync to your computer for offline access

SharePoint

SharePoint is also a document storage platform included with your Microsoft 365 licenses but has one major difference, files stored in SharePoint can be access by all staff members therefore SharePoint is a collaborative space to work on business documents with colleagues at the same time.

SharePoint

Some features included within SharePoint platform include:

1. Document collaboration
2. Share Files with internal and external users
2. Access from Tablets and Mobile Phones
3. Document automation

Summary

OneDrive is a storage location for documents you are woring on and only you need to acces them

SharePoint is a storage location for your company documents where colleagues need to access and work collaboratively

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