SharePoint service description

SharePoint in Microsoft 365 helps organizations share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to:

  • Empower teamwork
  • Quickly find information
  • Seamlessly collaborate across the organization

For a quick overview, see What is SharePoint?

For detailed plan information on subscriptions that enable users for SharePoint, see the full subscription comparison table. For Microsoft 365 system requirements, see Microsoft 365 and Office Resources.

To learn about SharePoint features differences for US government cloud customers, see SharePoint for US government environments.

What's new

For information about the latest features being released, see What's new in SharePoint.

Subscription options

Microsoft 365 is available in a variety of plans to best meet the needs of your organization. For detailed plan information on subscriptions that enable users for SharePoint, see the full subscription comparison table.

To access SharePoint, users in your organization need to be assigned a license that includes SharePoint. A Firstline plan is not sold as a standalone offer, only as part of Office 365 F3, Microsoft 365 F1 or Microsoft 365 F3.

Rights of guests

If you purchase a plan and create a site that uses enterprise features, guests you invite are granted rights to use and/or view the enterprise features within the site to which you've invited them. While you can invite guests to perform a full range of actions on a site, they won't have the same capabilities as a licensed user within your organization. For example, if your plan includes desktop versions of Office applications, guests can't install them on their own computers unless you assign them a license.

OneDrive

OneDrive in Microsoft 365 is online storage for individual users within an organization. It's the place where people can store, sync, and share their work files across multiple devices with ease and security. OneDrive is included in SharePoint and can also be purchased as a standalone plan. To learn how much OneDrive storage comes with each plan, see the OneDrive service description.

Apps

To sync SharePoint files on a computer, users can use the OneDrive sync app for Windows or Mac. For info about feature availability in the sync app, see the OneDrive service description.

To work with SharePoint sites on a mobile device, they can install the SharePoint mobile app for iOS, Android, or Windows.

Developer features

Unless otherwise noted, the following features are available across all plans that include SharePoint, and all SharePoint standalone plans:

For an overview of customization options, see Customizing SharePoint.

To learn more about the availability of Microsoft Power Apps and Power Automate, see the Power Apps and Power Automate licensing FAQs.

To learn more about the availability of Microsoft Graph, see Microsoft 365 and Office 365 platform service description.

IT admin features

Unless otherwise noted, the following features are available across all plans that include SharePoint, and all SharePoint standalone plans:

For info about the availability of FastTrack migration services, refer to the Eligible services and plans.

For info about features related to sharing, see the OneDrive service description.

For admin help for SharePoint, see SharePoint Online admin.

Security and compliance features

Unless otherwise noted, the following features are available across all plans that include SharePoint, and all SharePoint standalone plans:

For info about features related to sharing, see the OneDrive service description.

SharePoint integrates with the advanced security and compliance capabilities of Microsoft 365. For info about the availability of the following features, see the Security & compliance service description:

For info about Azure Information Protection, see the Requirements for Azure Information Protection

For info about the availability of Customer Key, see Service encryption with Customer Key.

Sites and content features

Unless otherwise noted, the following features are available across all plans that include SharePoint, and all SharePoint standalone plans:

To learn more about the availability of Microsoft Power Apps and Power Automate, see the Power Apps and Power Automate licensing FAQs.

For info about features related to sharing, see the OneDrive service description.

Search features

Unless otherwise noted, the following features are available across all plans that include SharePoint, and all SharePoint standalone plans:

For info about Delve, see Microsoft 365 and Office 365 platform service description.