Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
?
Solved

365 Sharepoint as a file server?

Posted on 2014-07-23
3
Medium Priority
?
422 Views
Last Modified: 2014-07-27
Hi,

Will it be correct to use sharepoint 365 as a file server?

It also seems to have its limitation. (space)

If moving an entire business on the cloud, is Sharepoint the correct solution to replace a file server?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:defrey
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 45

Accepted Solution

by:
Vasil Michev (MVP) earned 2000 total points
ID: 40216073
SharePoint's main strength is collaboration. It's not intended as a full replacement of a file server, but when it comes to documents, it's the right place to put them.

Plus, it comes with OneDrive with 1TB of storage per user now, so it's a good place for users to store their personal and work related files.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:defrey
ID: 40216220
1TB! Is that out of the box or an add-on?
0
 
LVL 45

Expert Comment

by:Vasil Michev (MVP)
ID: 40216353
This comes included with your SharePoint Online subscription. There is also a standalone plan for OneDrive for Business if you are interested in that:

https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/plans/

I know lot of people are considering completely removing any on-prem file servers because of the amount of storage they give you now, but again, SharePoint and OneDrive are not intended to be used as a replacement for a file server. Their main focus is collaboration.
0

Featured Post

Get quick recovery of individual SharePoint items

Free tool – Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint, enables fast, easy restores of SharePoint sites, documents, libraries and lists — all with no agents to manage and no additional licenses to buy.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

My attempt to use PowerShell and other great resources found online to simplify the deployment of Office 365 ProPlus client components to any workstation that needs it, regardless of existing Office components that may be needing attention.
Microsoft has changed the look and feel of Azure AD and Microsoft account sign-in pages so that you will have a more unified look and feel when moving between the two interfaces.
This Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial shows how to tell Microsoft Office that a word is NOT spelled correctly. Microsoft Office has a built-in, main dictionary that is shared by Office apps, including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. When …
A company’s greatest vulnerability is their email. CEO fraud, ransomware and spear phishing attacks are the no1 threat to a company’s security. Cybercrime is responsible for the largest loss of money to companies today with losses projected to r…

581 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question