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?

To see which Office 365 plans include SharePoint, compare Office 365 for Business plans. For Office 365 system requirements, see System requirements for Office.

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

Office 365 is available in a variety of plans to best meet the needs of your organization. For information about different plans, including standalone plan options and information on moving from one plan to another, see Office 365 Plan Options.

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 the Firstline subscription. Firstline workers won't see SharePoint navigation menus, so firstline workers have to navigate to SharePoint sites directly by URL.

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 the 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 FastTrack Center Benefit for Microsoft 365.

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 How is Customer Key licensed?.

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 the Office 365 platform service description.