Now that you have Google Workspace, here are a few tips to help you begin replacing Microsoft SharePoint as your collaboration base.
Note: Some Microsoft features do not directly correspond in Google Workspace and are not covered in this guide.
Comparison at a glance
Note: Comparisons are based on Microsoft Office versions 2010, 2013, and 2016.
|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|
|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
You can now edit, share, view version history, collaborate in real time with others, and more. All changes you make are saved to the original Office file.
For more details, see Work with Microsoft Office files.
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