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O365 Sharepoint Online - How to chose a wiki site vs. a site with wiki app

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  • Hello there... one of our users wants a wiki site.

    As someone new to SP, what are the differences between a wiki site vs. a team site with a wiki app in it?

    What are the advantages and cons of each setup?

    Is it easier to restore one type vs. the other if it needs to be restored?

    How do we manage users based on either design? Any differences?

    You feedback is valuable.

    Thank you.

    Thursday, March 16, 2017 6:16 PM

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  • Hi,

    When you said a wiki site, did you mean an Enterprise Wiki site? And when you said a wiki app, did you mean the wiki page library?

    Actually, Enterprise Wiki site and wiki page library are different things.

    Enterprise Wiki site is a publishing site for sharing and updating large volumes of information across an enterprise.

    Wiki page library is a library for storing wiki and web part pages. And I suppose that a site with wiki app is a team site.

    We can also enable publishing feature in team sites.

    More references(similar in SharePoint online):

    https://ranjanajain.wordpress.com/2011/05/27/enterprise-wiki-vs-team-site-in-sharepoint-2010/

    https://bernado-nguyen-hoan.com/2013/05/10/differences-between-enterprise-wiki-and-wiki-page-library-in-sharepoint-2013/

    Best Regards,

    Victoria

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    Monday, March 20, 2017 8:42 AM
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  • Are those links you provided that references SP 2013 still valid for our SP Online version? We are on ESS program for higher ed.

    A department wishes to have a wiki and was trying to figure out why they would need an enterprise wiki vs. yes a wiki library instead. What are the pros and cons for each?

    Its for their department staff use. I don't see much difference?

    Monday, March 20, 2017 10:31 PM
  • Hi,

    Actually, there is no big difference between the Enterprise Wiki sites and team sites.

    Could you please let me know which functions that you want to achieve with the wiki?

    Best Regards,

    Victoria


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    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:07 PM
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