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Stephanie Donahue

Office 365 E1 vs E3 - The SharePoint Online Discussion

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So many versions of SharePoint!  If you have seen the licensing chart lately, it’s starting to become a game of Where’s Waldo when it comes to figuring out what features are available in which version of SharePoint.  Are you On-Premises?  Online?  K1, E1, E3, E4?  Bingo anyone?!  The most common question when reviewing Office 365 licensing is whether or not to make the jump from E1 to E3.  But with all 300 of the features detailed in a complicated spreadsheet, how can you make sense of all the noise?  How do you know what your organization needs?  

SharePoint Online (SPO) Licensing Basics for O365 Enterprise Plans

Microsoft labels its Office 365 Enterprise level licensing as E1, E3, and E4.  The different levels designate the Office, Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint features that are available to your organization; where E1 is more basic and E4 is fully featured.  For many companies, the decision between E1, E3 and E4 comes easy based on needs around Exchange and Lync.  However, with growing flexibility around assigning licenses that can be ”mixed and matched” to individuals within an organization, there has been additional conversations popping up about who needs what.

In SharePoint terms, E3 and E4 are pretty much the same.  This leaves us to describe the differences between E1 and E3. For those already familiar with SharePoint, the differences can be summed up by comparing E1 to SharePoint Standard and E3 to SharePoint Enterprise on-premises.  However, while one could say the comparisons are similar, the functionality for SharePoint on-premises is not identical to SharePoint Online and so you cannot make the assumption that all functionality can be matched one for one.

When it comes it understanding why you would need to upgrade from E1 to E3, it’s easiest to look at the key features.  

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Matt Scherocman

The Future of Microsoft SharePoint

Microsoft SharePoint started out as a collaboration tool designed to help with team sites, and it has come a long way. The evolution of SharePoint includes management layers along with customizable features, and is now focusing on taking things to the cloud for the next generation of business productivity tools. As technology continues to evolve, so do the needs of the modern business. Microsoft is using tools like SharePoint to continue to provide solutions for its enterprise clients.

SharePoint in the Cloud

The cloud is the next level of business productivity. The core areas of SharePoint, experiences, management, and extensibility are evolving in Office 365; as well as other Microsoft Office products, are taken to a new level in the cloud. Many organizations still run much, if not all, of their SharePoint on-premises. Microsoft is making significant investments in a Hybrid SharePoint solution. That’s why with this latest release of SharePoint, security has been at the forefront so that organizations can take advantage of cloud innovation on their terms.

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Matt Scherocman

What Are the Improvements to SharePoint Online?


Microsoft recently made improvements to the functionality of SharePoint cloud based version:

 

    • Improved file upload experience: increased file upload limit from 250MB to 2 GB and expanded support for a broader range of file types, specifically .exe and .dll.  These file types can be controlled from SharePoint central administration via the Blocked File Types pages.

 

    • Increased Site collection and list lookup limits: increased site collection limit from 3,000 to 10,000 and list lookup threshold from 8 to 12 lookups. (for Office 365 Enterprise plans only

 

    • Improved self-restoration: increasing recycle bin retention duration and turning versioning on by default for new SkyDrive Pro libraries.
        • Customers will now have 90 days to recover deleted documents, lists, list items, sites, etc. from the recycle bin (was emptied automatically every 30 days).


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Office 365 technology - SharePoint Online improves limits and makes it easier to restore documents

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What Features of SharePoint Are Available Under My 365 Plan?

We use several different resources for our clients.  Here is the link to the official service description from Microsoft:  TechNet


It can be cumbersome to read, so a SharePoint MVP developed excel version that are significantly easier to sort and work with.  http://www.andrewconnell.com/blog/SP2013-and-Office-365-Feature-MatrixAn-Easier-Way-to-View-It
Direct link to management version:
Direct link to the full version:

 

To compare SharePoint On-Premises vs. SharePoint Online click here: http://products.office.com/en-us/SharePoint/compare-sharepoint-plans


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