Microsoft SharePoint is both a cloud-based storage and a workspace linked to your UAE business. Perfect for collaboration, it allows you to create and share content internally with colleagues and externally with third parties.

What can it be used for?

With Microsoft SharePoint, you can collaborate on files from anywhere in the world in real time. It can be used for collaboration, cloud-storage, document sharing, and project management all within one package replete with built-in security. What’s more, it comes with Team Sites and integrates seamlessly with Office 365 Tools and Business Applications.


What about Microsoft OneDrive?

Microsoft OneDrive is similarly a cloud-based file and storage solution. However, OneDrive is designed predominantly for users as a place to store personal files securely and merge all existing Desktop, Document, and Picture files into a OneDrive account through inbuilt features such as Known Folders. This data is then synchronised to the cloud as an additional backup.

How do I choose between the two?

The two certainly have a lot of similarity. Both deliver cloud storage, data-sharing, and synchronization services; both use the same underlying design and features. Furthermore, a valid Office 365 Licence is required for each, as is the OneDrive Sync Client, which is needed to enable synchronization if you choose to work via a web browser.

Yet ultimately, SharePoint is a collaboration and cloud storage solution tool designed for use by the whole business. Multiple users have the ability to access permitted data stored within a location at the exact same time with maximum convenience. Meanwhile, OneDrive is a single SharePoint document library on a single site, designed primarily for use by a single person to securely store data. They are fundamentally different products.

If you’re interested in using SharePoint, OneDrive, or both, Cloud Technologies and our team is here. We can help you configure, set up and deploy to all businesses located in Dubai or elsewhere in the UAE. Speak to our team for more information!