Can a business survive without Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365?

By | Dec 30, 2015

Can a business survive without Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365? Debatable, based on the interest stories about these products generate each year.

In 2015, we saw the release of two SharePoint 2016 previews, which have received generally positive reviews to date. Want to know something specific? Odds are we have you covered:

We have a wide base of knowledge to share about how you can make the most of SharePoint within your organization.

A Sample of Popular Posts

Here’s a collection of the more popular ideas about SharePoint and Office 365 from CMSWire writers.

1) Microsoft started off the push for SharePoint 2016 early, teasing a number of the new features. David Roe took a detailed look with Microsoft Leaks Offer a Glimpse of SharePoint 2016. Tweet to David Roe.

Julia White, general manager for Office product development, outlined some of the directions Microsoft will be going in the medium term. Microsoft, she said, will continue to build and develop the on-premises version as long as people are using it. She added that the new on-premises version this year would be “the most secure, reliable version to date allowing organization to take advantage of cloud innovations on their terms.”

2) With the newest version of SharePoint bringing in some excitement, it meant the appeal was gone for Yammer. That’s what Chris Wright found with SharePoint is Back, Yammer … Not So Much. Tweet to Chris Wright.

So soon we shall have SharePoint 2016. Microsoft posted a pretty in-depth blog just before Ignite on what to expect in terms of features. It is focusing on three areas: improved UX, cloud-inspired infrastructure and better compliance and reporting. There is a lot of good stuff from Office 365 being included, and much better support for the Hybrid deployment model.

3) Few people were as down on Office 365 as Joe Shepley, who wrote Office 365 is a Disaster Waiting to Happen. Tweet to Joe Shepley.

Microsoft is in the midst of a full court press to get organizations on O365, especially moving share drive content to O365. As part of this, it’s doing quick hit, fixed fee projects to migrate shared drive content to O365 — whether a simple cut and paste to OneDrive or a slightly more advanced lift and shift to SharePoint.

4) Others were not so dire when it came to making predictions about Office software. David Roe offered 4 Directions For SharePoint and Office 365 in 2015. Tweet to David Roe.

Microsoft will continue to build and develop the on-premises version as long as people are using it. White said that because many enterprises still run their businesses on-premises and behind the firewall, even if hybrid is increasingly attractive, the new on-premises version this year will be “the most secure, reliable version to date allowing organization to take advantage of cloud innovations on their terms.”

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