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Networking All-in-One For Dummies by Doug Lowe

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Chapter 4

Using SharePoint Online

In This Chapter

arrow Looking at SharePoint

arrow Creating new SharePoint pages

arrow Working with libraries

This chapter covers the basics of working with SharePoint Online, which is an important component of Office 365. Note that Microsoft also offers an on-premises version of SharePoint. The current version of the on-premises version is SharePoint 2013, but a new version 2016 is expected soon.

If you’re interested in adopting SharePoint for your organization, the easiest way to research SharePoint’s appropriateness for your needs is to experiment with the online version.

What Is SharePoint?

SharePoint is a web application that lets you create web portals, called sites, which are designed to let your users work together on various types of activities. SharePoint lets you create more than one site; additional sites are known as subsites.

You can create several different kinds of sites in SharePoint. The most common is called a team site. By default, a team site puts these two features front and center on its home page:

  • A library for shared documents: Users can upload and download documents from the library.
  • A newsfeed: The newsfeed lets users post a continuous ...

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