The SharePoint platform is promising thanks to the recent developments where Microsoft moved Office 365 services to the cloud. Office 365 is a cloud service that comes with SharePoint online. Together they help businesses improve their collaboration and communication. Several enterprises have already taken leverage of these advantages and SharePoint online has seen mass adoption. According to the Global SharePoint Industry survey report – SharePoint 2016 has seen a 67% increase in deployment, while SharePoint Online Migration rose by 167%. Still, some company owners hesitated to move their content to the cloud. If you are thinking about migrating from a SharePoint On-prem server to SharePoint Online, here are some benefits which can help you decide.
1. External user access management becomes easy
The SharePoint Online version fixed the On-prem environment limitations on users’ abilities to share content with external users. Users can share sites, folders, and individual documents with anyone who has a Microsoft Account linked to their corporate e-mail address. Guest links can be assigned to users for specific read or edit permissions.
2. Improvements to OneDrive for Business
SharePoint Online also gives your business access to OneDrive, so you can store and share your files in the cloud.OneDrive for Business gives organizations a place to put all their working files, as well as the ability to share and collaborate both internally and externally on any device. When you save your document to your cloud “My documents” folder, you can assign specific access permissions. Also, the new “Sync client” feature lets you sync files from your OneDrive for Business and SharePoint sites. Finally, the new OneDrive app offers a mobile-friendly experience as well. It provides you with analytics on the consumption of your documents.
3. No waiting time for new features and updates
Microsoft has a proactive communication strategy on its latest updates and new features. Office 365 version- users have the privilege of receiving early updates on new releases and upgrades than those who use SharePoint On-Premises.
4. Get exclusive features not available On-Prem
Microsoft Automate (formerly Flow), PowerApps, Delve, and Graph are some of the services available under the Office 365 umbrella and with the SharePoint online