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How does ShareaPoint 2010 Enterprise compare to SharePoint with Office 365? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am just starting to look into a migration to Office 365. I see that the Enterprise E3 version includes SharePoint. We are currently using SharePoint 2010. We don't use too many of the enterprise features. Wondering:

    1. What, if any functionality is different/lost between an on-premises SharePoint 2010 and the SharePoint included with Office 365?

    2. Is it possible to migrate sites from our current SharePoint to 2010 to SharePoint in Office 365?

    Any other good links or resources for someone considering this switch from SharePoint on premises to Office 365 version of SharePoint?

    Thanks!

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 12:52 AM

Answers

    1. Keep in mind, You will not get the 100% functionality of SharePoint on prem to SP online. I oftenly said, SPO is subset of SP on prem. Alot of things on which you dont have control, no Central admin access, no uls logs access etc. You can take a look of these Links, Link 1, Link2, link 3

    2. Yes, you can migrate from SP 2010 to O365. But this thing with the 3rd party tool because their is no OOTB way to migrate sites from on prem to O365.


    Please remember to mark your question as answered &Vote helpful,if this solves/helps your problem. ****************************************************************************************** Thanks -WS MCITP(SharePoint 2010, 2013) Blog: http://wscheema.com/blog

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 7:05 AM
    Moderator
  • That's a long conversation. As you can see there are three posts already, all dealing with slightly different aspects of it and most of them are right.

    Generally you would gain features going from on premise 2010 to O365. It used to be true that O365 was a cut down on-prem but that really isn't the case now. Microsoft are launching everything new in the cloud first so the on premise options are always going to lag behind.

    What you do lose with the cloud is control. This is both good and bad, you won't screw up a security patch or forget to run your backups. Instead Microsoft will do those for you and, as a rule, will probably do better than you can. On the downside you also lose the ability to interfere directly with the servers so you can't use full farm development or perform other tasks and customisation.

    For migration I agree that you need to look at either third parties really. You can knock something together yourself but in reality it's going to cost less to use a product. It's much harder to work with than on premise is and you have much less direct control over the system.

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 7:29 AM

All replies

  • Metavis migrator is a good tool and they have some best practices in link below

    http://www.metavistech.com/support/how-to/best-practices-migrating-sharepoint-office-365-using-metavis-migrator

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 1:49 AM
  • Hi,

    Regarding your first question, you can find most useful information in link below which can give you clear idea of differences:

    http://blog.sharepointlearn.com/2011/11/03/sharepoint-in-office-365-the-good-the-bad-the-brilliant-and-the-ugly/

    Thanks,

    Avni Bhatt

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 5:31 AM
    1. Keep in mind, You will not get the 100% functionality of SharePoint on prem to SP online. I oftenly said, SPO is subset of SP on prem. Alot of things on which you dont have control, no Central admin access, no uls logs access etc. You can take a look of these Links, Link 1, Link2, link 3

    2. Yes, you can migrate from SP 2010 to O365. But this thing with the 3rd party tool because their is no OOTB way to migrate sites from on prem to O365.


    Please remember to mark your question as answered &Vote helpful,if this solves/helps your problem. ****************************************************************************************** Thanks -WS MCITP(SharePoint 2010, 2013) Blog: http://wscheema.com/blog

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 7:05 AM
    Moderator
  • That's a long conversation. As you can see there are three posts already, all dealing with slightly different aspects of it and most of them are right.

    Generally you would gain features going from on premise 2010 to O365. It used to be true that O365 was a cut down on-prem but that really isn't the case now. Microsoft are launching everything new in the cloud first so the on premise options are always going to lag behind.

    What you do lose with the cloud is control. This is both good and bad, you won't screw up a security patch or forget to run your backups. Instead Microsoft will do those for you and, as a rule, will probably do better than you can. On the downside you also lose the ability to interfere directly with the servers so you can't use full farm development or perform other tasks and customisation.

    For migration I agree that you need to look at either third parties really. You can knock something together yourself but in reality it's going to cost less to use a product. It's much harder to work with than on premise is and you have much less direct control over the system.

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 7:29 AM