Collaborate on documents, share knowledge, and manage information
Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Online is a collection of Web-based tools and technologies that help you store, share, and manage digital information within your company. Built on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, this hosted service is ideal for storing project documents in a central location and sharing them with others. By using SharePoint lists, libraries, and Web Parts, project members can work more efficiently and productively.
SharePoint Online brings together the familiar SharePoint collaboration platform now delivered as an online service making the power of the cloud work for your business.
SharePoint Online provides a single, integrated location where employees can efficiently collaborate with team members, share knowledge and find organizational resources and information.
Note: As of fall 2010, Microsoft only offers MOSS 2007 in the cloud. A MS SP Online representative told me during an online service chat that MS hopes to offer SP 2010 in the cloud by summer 2011.
Deploy On-Premises, Online, or Both! Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud, so you can select the right option for your company. Whether you deploy SharePoint Server on-premises, host an entire platform online, or combine these options in a hybrid environment, your people can access the tools they need to get work done. With SharePoint, make your decision based on business needs—not technology constraints.
SharePoint Online – Standard: This package is for organizations with less than 5000 staff users. This package has less features available than MOSS 2007 and the Dedicated package. See the feature comparisons charts to learn more.
SharePoint Online – Dedicated: This package is for organizations with 5000 or more staff users. This package has almost all of the same features as MOSS 2007. See the feature comparisons charts to learn more.