Using Sharepoint as a replacement for UNC shares

I know replacing UNC shares with Sharepoint makes a lot of sense but I'm wondering if anyone out there has run into SOC compliance issues.   Part of our business is a payment processing center and consumer and business equipment lease administration.    Meaning we store a lot personal information, including NPPI  (non public personal information).   I am tentative to allow private customer and client data to be stored in Sharepoint.   Thanks in advance.
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Is the SharePoint server/services on-premises or cloud?

There are quite a few auditing features built-in to SharePoint. Versioning and mandatory check-out/in for content for example.

There are plenty of compliance features built-in to the newest versions.

I personally prefer SharePoint over a standard folder share with Access-Based Enumeration. There's a lot more control and the auditing is much simpler to set up and monitor.
alexsupertrampAuthor Commented:
it is managed/hosted by our corporate entity, not MS.   ok, thanks for that information Philip.

Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
As a FYI, we map all SharePoint libraries via Group Policy Preferences.

S: \\OldSharePoint\DavWWWRoot

The above shows up in the user's Explorer just like any other mapped drive.

If they are accessing the library via Internet then a Quick Access/Favourites shortcut:


When they click on the shortcut they get a credentials prompt then they are on their way.

Note that users would have a subfolder set up for them to access.

\\OldSharePoint\DavWWWRoot\UsersFiles (or the like)

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alexsupertrampAuthor Commented:
Cool. Thanks again Phillip.
alexsupertrampAuthor Commented:
Phillip, i have a followup question:  some of our directories that would move to sharepoint contain a very large amount of data that i would not want users syncing to their local pc's.  How is this addressed?
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
A separate set of sites can be set up to handle that where the user does not enable sync.

Or, a set of dedicated libraries they don't enable sync for.
alexsupertrampAuthor Commented:
but isn't it true that read/write=sync?   for instance, i can't give a user r/w permissions but have sync turned off, correct?
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
I've not had any time to dig into this.

As I recall, the SYNC button is on the site and the user has to initiate the sync. Touching the files should not initiate a sync of the entire library.
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