Types of SharePoint
There are three main types and versions to start working on SharePoint.
- SharePoint Foundation
- SharePoint Server
- Office 365
1) SharePoint Foundation
SharePoint Foundation is used to build a standard web-based collaboration platform, secure management, and communication solution within the organization.
There are the following features of SharePoint Foundation:
- It is used to reduce implementation and deployment resources.
- It provides effective document and task collaboration.
- It offers features to secure your organization's important business data.
- It provides PowerShell support.
- It provides basic search operations.
2) SharePoint Server
SharePoint Server offers the additional features of the SharePoint Foundation. It provides a more advanced collection features that you can use to utilize your organization's solutions.
Some additional features of SharePoint Server are given below:
- SharePoint allows you to create and publish web content without writing any complex code.
- SharePoint uses Enterprise Services that allows you to quickly and easily build custom solutions.
- SharePoint Server allows the more advanced features that can be implemented with the environment.
- SharePoint Server allows you to connect with external data sources and display business data via Web portals, SharePoint lists, or user profiles.
- It provides enterprise search.
Note: SharePoint Foundation and SharePoint Server are free for on-premises deployment.
3) Office 365
Office 365 is a cloud-based multiplatform designed to help your business grow. It provides various apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more.
The key features of Office 365 are given below:
- Office 365 allows you to communicate and collaborate with co-workers, anywhere, anytime.
- It provides better security.
- It provides a simple way of creating workflows for projects.
- Using office 365, you can insert links to stored files instead of sending entire files to co-workers, business partners, and friends.