October 15, 2020 | By Shripal Shah
A lot of everyday activities have now moved on to the cloud-based collaborating tools, and SharePoint and Teams are leading amongst the most prominent tools that you will come across.
So, are SharePoint and Teams the same?
There is a lot of confusion surrounding Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Teams, and whether or not they are the same. Microsoft Teams and SharePoint team sites are the solutions that Microsoft has provided for organized document and information sharing in relevant groups. Users can create teams for the projects they are working on with their team members. This way, the documents won’t get shared with the entire organization but rather, just with the team members. However, there has been confusion persisting because of the SharePoint team sites getting compared to Microsoft Teams.
SharePoint and Teams, although are different platforms, both can work well together. SharePoint is the platform on which document management of Teams can take place. They do work better together. An advanced set of features can be integrated into Teams with SharePoint. On the other hand, Teams adds a user-friendly interface and extra collaboration-based features to SharePoint.
What is SharePoint?
SharePoint is a collaborative platform that has been around for quite a while and is used by most Fortune 500 companies. It is used for secure document management and storage by companies to make information storage convenient. With the capacity to handle large amounts of documents and data, working from anywhere in the world has been made easier. Businesses of all sizes have been using this platform in various ways.
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What are SharePoint team sites?
SharePoint team sites are spaces for teams to work together on a project within the SharePoint platform. A team site can be created for every project that a group might be working on. This allows information to be shared easily with team members, by adding to-do lists, events, and documents to the team site. To avoid over-consumption of irrelevant information, team members can also hide information that is inapplicable to them. If the team site leader wants the team members to focus on some particular information, customized views can be set up. This will inform the team members of what is immediately important without having to look around the entire site.
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What are Microsoft Teams?
Microsoft Teams is a chat-based collaboration platform. It is used for communication with the help of features like chat, video meetings, and file storage. This software along with SharePoint is a part of the Office 365 suite of applications. The Microsoft Teams application integrates with other Office 365 applications for better communication and collaboration.
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