SharePoint Online is a collection of cloud- and web-based technologies that helps organisations share and collaborate with team, partners, and clients. Using SharePoint online we can access internal sites, documents, lists/libraries and many other such things from anywhere in the world with any devices like mobiles laptops tablets etc. Following are the 15 best features of SharePoint Online site.
Connectivity with Mobile
We can access our SharePoint online sites from any mobile phone or tablet with internet enabled in it. We can read and modify our lists/libraries, documents and other site contents using our device.
SharePoint Online provides great compatibility over various commonly used web browsers, including the latest Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
Microsoft Office Clients Connections
With the help of Connect to Office commands, we can easily and effectively access the most commonly used libraries from a Microsoft Office program.
Change look and feel
We can customize our team site very easily within few minutes. Background image, colors, site layout and fonts can be customized simply by using the available properties.
Out Of The Box Web Parts
A custom web part can easily be deployed and added to the web part page which allows us to do custom coding and achieve our desired goal by out of the box coding.
Team sites project functionality
In our Team site we can add project functionality for the purpose of tracking and also for planning. This functionality provides us a task list with the Project Summary web part, a calendar and a visual timeline that can track the exact timing of work done.
Simplified Access to the Team Site
We can share any site with other people where we have the required permission and provide them the access to the site. For providing the access we just have to invite them to the site and set the desired permission to the invited people on the site.
For managing the permissions, SharePoint online permission is very much configurable and highly flexible at every level of detail required. Permissions inheritance, SharePoint roles, and SharePoint groups works together to control users access to site and its contents.
In our Personal site the My Tasks page allows us to see all the tasks on which we are working at a single location. Tasks are fetched from our team sites, personal site, Microsoft Outlook, project and Project Web App.
Project site template
We can use project site template to create new site where we can create new tasks and assign to different people in our company, we can also track projects timeline on the calendar and also can manage the documents related to our project.
There are some pre-built Web Analytics reports in SharePoint Online that analyze different aspects of our site and site collection by using usage data.
Project Summary web part
The Project Summary web part provides timeline for a task list, and all the information related to upcoming and late tasks. We can add it to any site that is having a task list, default it is set on project site home page.
Drag & Drop functionality in Team Site
We can upload images, documents and other types of files to our site by just dragging them from computer location and dropping into a library in our site.
Work Aggregation Service
The Work Aggregation Service fetches all tasks together from all the projects across SharePoint, Project Web App and Outlook and shows them at a single location.
SharePoint online provides few pre-built themes which can help us to quickly apply colours and fonts to give the rich look to our team site.
SharePoint online provide easy and powerful services for collaborations, integration support with existing on premise systems.
SharePoint Online is mainly used to create both internal and external websites for business intelligence, document management and collaborating documents/files as well as to manage apps. SharePoint Online can bundle with Office or Office 365 for Business purpose for both small/big sized organisations.