SharePoint Online is the cloud-based version of SharePoint.
The cloud is a generic term for a software service hosted on hardware owned by a service provider. In the case of SharePoint Online, Microsoft offers it under the brand name Office 365 (O365). Currently, we use SharePoint 2010 software hosted on our own hardware.
We expect the migration to occur later this year. We are working on the project plan now to firm up a date.
See the current migration checklist. (This will be updated as the project progresses.)
Once we have finalized the project plan, we will provide a timeline for migration and availability.
Yes. The Division of Information Technology’s Training team will offer several new feature orientation sessions as we near the migration date. They will also provide a SharePoint Online feature job aid.
UM System’s MyLearn will also offer several courses:
Office 365 Services: SharePoint Online Site Collections (2-hour, 7-minute course)
If you are a Boone County taxpayer, you can also take advantage of Daniel Boone Regional Library’s subscription to Lynda.com at no charge. You will need a library card for access.
Yes, SharePoint Online has versioning features available.
If you have customized your site using SharePoint Designer or other development tools, contact Lisa Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a consultation. You will need to test these before migration.
Yes. We plan to re-evaluate the rate as part of the project.
The following may purchase SharePoint Online service:
As the project progresses, we will add more FAQs.
— April 12, 2017