Solved

365 Sharepoint as a file server?

Posted on 2014-07-23
3
410 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 39

Accepted Solution

by:
Vasil Michev (MVP) earned 500 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 39

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

Do email signature updates give you a headache?

Do you feel like you are constantly making changes to email signatures? Are the images not formatting how you want them to? Want high-quality HTML signatures on all devices, including on mobiles and Macs? Then, let Exclaimer solve all your email signature problems today.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Following basic email etiquette rules will help you write a professional email and achieve a good, lasting impression with your contacts.
Read this checklist to learn more about the 15 things you should never include in an email signature.
how to add IIS SMTP to handle application/Scanner relays into office 365.
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…

911 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

24 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now