Learn the differences between Microsoft SharePoint and Google Workspace and get best practices for collaboration at work or school.
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What you'll needAbout 15 minutes
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Note: The instructions in this guide are primarily web only. Get instructions for mobile devices.
|In SharePoint...||In Google Workspace...*|
|Create a team site|
|Add content to a site library||
Add content to a team site
|Change the look of a team site|
|Create a document library||
Create a shared drive in Google Drive
|Add files and folders to a document library|
|Share and collaborate on files in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel||
Share and collaborate on Drive files in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides or in Office
|Open Office files in a browser||
Open Office files with Drive
If you're sharing Office files with people who only have Office, you can work on them in Docs, Sheets, and Slides, but save them as Microsoft files in Drive.
Chrome Browser only
For more details, see Work with Microsoft Office files.
* Note: The instructions in this guide are primarily web only. Get instructions for mobile devices.
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