SharePoint Online Planning Guide for Office 365 Small Business

Note: This article only applies to customers who have the Office 365 Small Business plan, which is no longer available for purchase. If you have a different Office 365 for business plan, see SharePoint Online Planning Guide for Office 365 for business.

SharePoint Online is the cloud-based service that provides the Team Sites, OneDrive for Business, Newsfeed, and Public Website features available with your Office 365 Small Business plan. These features can help your business manage projects, and do things like share documents and insights with colleagues, partners, and customers.

If you’re new to SharePoint Online and wondering where to get started, look no further. Here are some resources to help you get your business get up and running with SharePoint Online.

Note: The SharePoint Online Public Website information in this article applies only if your organization purchased Office 365 prior to March 9, 2015. Customers who currently use this feature will continue to have access to the feature for a minimum of two years after the changeover date of March 9, 2015. New customers who subscribed to Office 365 after the changeover date don't have access to this feature. Moving forward, Office 365 customers have access to industry-leading third-party offerings that enable them to have a public website that provides a complete online solution and presence. For more information about this change, see Information about changes to the SharePoint Online Public Website feature in Office 365.

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Organize & manage projects with Team Sites

Tile image of a cloud to represent OneDrive for Business and Personal Sites

Get productive with OneDrive for Business & Newsfeed

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Use your Public Website to connect with customers

Useful SharePoint Online Resources

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Information about what SharePoint Online features are available in different Office 365 plans, or information about how different SharePoint Online plans compare to the on-premises version SharePoint Server 2013.

SharePoint Online Service Descriptions

Information about storage quotas, number of supported site collections, number of supported users.

SharePoint Online: software boundaries and limits

Blocked file types for SharePoint Online.

Types of files that cannot be added to a list or library

A comprehensive list of Help articles about SharePoint Online for Small Business.

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