SharePoint service description

SharePoint in Microsoft 365 helps organizations share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information and seamlessly collaborate across the organization. For a quick overview, see What is SharePoint?

Available plans

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.

Features available to Small Business, Enterprise, Education, GCC, GCC-High, and DOD Plans

For the most up-to-date, complete list of SharePoint features across plans, see SharePoint plans and pricing. For information about the latest features being released, see What's new in SharePoint. Unless otherwise noted, the following table lists the major features available across all plans (Small Business, Enterprise, Education, GCC, GCC-High, and DOD Plans) that include SharePoint, and all SharePoint standalone plans. This table may change without notice (certain caveats apply, see footnotes for further information).

Feature Description
Developer features 1,2 Add-in hosting: Partner-hosted and SharePoint-hosted
App distribution: App Catalog and App distribution: AppSource
Business Connectivity Services (BCS): requires SPO Plan 2 or O365 Enterprise E3/E5
Client object models for managed code
Developer site
InfoPath Forms Services: requires SPO Plan 2 or O365 Enterprise E3/E5
OAuth (some providers might be blocked in your country/region)
REST service and OData queries
SharePoint Designer 2013 for classic sites (not available for Firstline workers) and SharePoint Framework (SPFx)
Site designs, site scripts, and Site theming
IT admin features 3,4,5 App usage and error monitoring
Activity and usage reports for SharePoint and OneDrive
Change site URL
Default storage and retention settings for OneDrive
Hybrid for SharePoint Server: Firstline workers require a Client Access License (CAL) to access SharePoint Server
Management of site creation settings and of site storage limits
Migration: SharePoint migration tool
Migration: Migration Manager
Migration: SharePoint migration assessment tool
Migration: Mover.io (now available worldwide)
Multi-geo: data residency (with an add-on that requires a minimum of 500 Microsoft licenses, contact your Microsoft representative for details)
Programmatic site provisioning, Restore deleted sites, and Root site replacement
SharePoint admin center and SharePoint Online Management Shell: organizations with Firstline workers need at least one Enterprise user to access the admin center
SharePoint modernization scanner
Site governance
Term store - managed metadata
Search features 6 Hybrid search
Manage result sources (classic and modern search) and Microsoft Search integration
Promoted results (classic search)
Remove search results (classic and modern search)
Search center (classic search) and Search schema (classic and modern search)
Security and compliance features 4 Access control: network location
Access control: unmanaged devices: (requires Azure AD Premium P1)
Customer Lockbox
Data loss prevention (DLP)
eDiscovery (content search, hold, export) and Encryption in transit/at rest
Idle session sign-out, Information barriers, Information management policies
Information Rights and Management (IRM): requires Azure Information Protection (AIP) standalone or as part of a suite. Some AIP features require a subscription to Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise.
Microsoft Defender for Office 365
Restoring a document library to a previous point in time
Retention labels and policies
Sensitivity labels
Unified auditing (auditing SharePoint user and admin activity)
Virus scanning
Security and compliance advanced features 7,8,9 Customer Lockbox
Data loss prevention (DLP)
eDiscovery (content search, hold, export)
Information barriers
Microsoft Defender for Office 365
Retention labels and policies
Sensitivity labels
Unified auditing (auditing SharePoint user and admin activity)
Sites and content features: Content 4 Accessibility and Audience targeting
Create a plan (Planner integration): requires a subscription that includes Office 365 and requires the user to be licensed for Planner
Document libraries and Document sets
File cards (activity, conversations, viewers)
Lists and Mega menus
Microsoft Forms integration: (requires a subscription that includes Office 365 and requires the user to be licensed for Forms)
News
Office desktop app integration: (requires a subscription that includes the Office desktop apps)
Office for the web integration: (requires a subscription that includes Office 365)
Organization assets library and Organization news
Page approval and Pages
Records management and Recycle bin
SharePoint mobile app, SharePoint start page
Team OneNote notebook
Themes (Change the look)
Web parts
Work with SharePoint content in Microsoft Teams: (requires a subscription that includes Office 365 and requires the user to be licensed for Team)
Sites and content features: Sites 4 Add Microsoft Teams to sites: (requires a subscription that includes Office 365 and requires the user to be licensed for Teams)
Classic sites and Communication sites
Connect classic team sites to new Microsoft 365 Groups: (requires a subscription that includes Office 365)
Home site and Hub sites
Modern team sites (no Microsoft 365 group)
Microsoft 365 group-connected team sites: (requires a subscription that includes Office 365)
Site and hub analytics and Site designs
Site usage reports
Sites: Root site

1 For an overview of customization options, see Customizing SharePoint.
2 To learn more about the availability of Microsoft Graph, see Microsoft 365 and Office 365 platform service description.
3 For information about the availability of FastTrack migration services, refer to Eligible services and plans.
4 For information about features related to sharing, see the OneDrive service description.
5 For admin help for SharePoint, see SharePoint Online admin.
6 For information about Delve, see Microsoft 365 and Office 365 platform service description.
7 SharePoint integrates with the advanced security and compliance capabilities of Microsoft 365. For information about the availability of the following features, see Security & compliance service description.
8 For information about Azure Information Protection, see the Requirements for Azure Information Protection.
9 For information about the availability of Customer Key, see Service encryption with Customer Key.

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SharePoint Resources

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. See the OneDrive service description, to learn how much OneDrive storage comes with each plan. OneDrive is included in SharePoint and can also be purchased as a standalone plan.

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. 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.

SharePoint for US government: See SharePoint for US government environments, to learn more about feature differences for US government cloud customers.

SharePoint mobile: Install the SharePoint mobile app for iOS, Android, or Windows, to work with SharePoint sites on a mobile device.

Sync App: To sync SharePoint files on a computer, users can use the OneDrive sync app for Windows or Mac. See the OneDrive service description, for feature availability in the sync app.

General Resources

Accessibility: Microsoft remains committed to the security of your data and the accessibility of our services. For more information, see the Microsoft Trust Center and the Office Accessibility Center.

Licensing terms: For licensing terms and conditions for products and services purchased through Microsoft Commercial Volume Licensing Programs, see the Product Terms site.

Messaging: To stay informed of upcoming changes, including new and changed features, planned maintenance, or other important announcements, visit the Message Center. For more information, see Message center.

System requirements: For Microsoft 365 system requirements, see Microsoft 365 and Office Resources.