Microsoft SharePoint vs Microsoft Teams

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Microsoft SharePoint vs Microsoft Teams: What are the differences?

## Introduction

1. **Integration with Office 365:** SharePoint is closely integrated with Office 365, providing a comprehensive suite of tools for document management, collaboration, and communication. Teams, on the other hand, offers a more focused platform for team collaboration and communication, with features like chat, file sharing, meetings, and integrations.

2. **Team-based vs. Site-based Collaboration:** Microsoft Teams is designed for team-based collaboration, where users can create teams, channels, and have discussions within those specific groups. SharePoint, on the other hand, is more site-based, where users collaborate within sites and can create subsites, lists, libraries, and pages within those sites.

3. **Document Management:** SharePoint is primarily a document management platform, offering robust features like version control, metadata, workflows, and records management. Microsoft Teams, while it also allows file sharing and collaboration on documents, lacks some of the advanced document management capabilities of SharePoint.

4. **Communication Channels:** In Microsoft Teams, users can communicate through channels within a team, facilitating focused discussions and collaboration. SharePoint, on the other hand, offers more traditional communication methods like blogs, wikis, discussion boards, and news feeds within a site.

5. **Customization and Development:** SharePoint allows for extensive customization through workflows, forms, web parts, and custom solutions developed using SharePoint Framework. Microsoft Teams, while it does offer some customization options like tabs and connectors, is more limited in terms of development capabilities compared to SharePoint.

6. **Security and Compliance:** SharePoint provides advanced security features like information rights management, encryption, and data loss prevention to ensure data security and compliance. Microsoft Teams leverages the security features of Office 365, including compliance tools like eDiscovery and legal hold, but may not offer the same level of granular control as SharePoint.

In Summary, Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Teams have key differences in integration with Office 365, collaboration methods, document management capabilities, communication channels, customization and development options, and security and compliance features.

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Pros of Microsoft SharePoint
Pros of Microsoft Teams
  • 3
    Great online support
  • 1
  • 1
    Perfect version control
  • 1
    Stable Platform
  • 1
    Seamless intergration with MS Office
  • 28
    Work well with the rest of Office 365 work flow
  • 23
    Mobile friendly
  • 19
  • 12
    Great integrations
  • 11
    Well-thought Design
  • 10
  • 8
    Easy setup
  • 6
    Unlimited users
  • 5
    Strong search and data archiving
  • 4
    Multi domain switching support
  • 4
    Easy to integrate with
  • 3
    Same interface on multiple platforms
  • 3
    Web interface
  • 2
    Great voice quality

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Cons of Microsoft SharePoint
Cons of Microsoft Teams
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    Rigid, hard to add external applicaions
  • 1
    User interface. Steep learning curve, old-fashioned
  • 17
    Confusing UI
  • 12
    Bad performance on init and after quite a use
  • 10
    Bad Usermanagement
  • 6
    No desktop client (only fat and slow electron app)
  • 6
    Can't see all members in a video meeting
  • 5
    Unable to Mute users
  • 5
    No Markdown Support
  • 4
    You don't really own your messages
  • 4
    MIssing public channels
  • 4
    Forced WYSIWYG
  • 3
    Stubborn, unused friendly
  • 3
    Challenging Onboarding
  • 3
    No linux support
  • 1
    Audio support problems

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What is Microsoft SharePoint?

It empowers teamwork with dynamic and productive team sites for every project team, department, and division. Share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and seamlessly collaborate across the organization.

What is Microsoft Teams?

See content and chat history anytime, including team chats with Skype that are visible to the whole team. Private group chats are available for smaller group conversations.

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What are some alternatives to Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Teams?
Capture the knowledge that's too often lost in email inboxes and shared network drives in Confluence instead – where it's easy to find, use, and update.
Harness the power of Dropbox. Connect to an account, upload, download, search, and more.
The Box API gives you access to the content management features you see in our web app and lets you extend them for use in your own app. It strives to be RESTful and is organized around the main resources you’re familiar with from the Box web interface.
Google Drive
Keep photos, stories, designs, drawings, recordings, videos, and more. Your first 15 GB of storage are free with a Google Account. Your files in Drive can be reached from any smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Google Sites
It is a free and easy way to create and share webpages. Its goal is for anyone to be able to create simple web sites that support collaboration between different editors.
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