Switch to SharePoint Online from Google Sites

SharePoint Online from Google Sites

Switch to SharePoint Online from Google Sites

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Switch to SharePoint Online from Google Sites and start working together with these quick instructions on how to access, upload, and share the content, information, and apps your team relies on with SharePoint Online.

Note: Features and information in this guide apply to SharePoint Online as available through Office 365.

Differences*

Feature

SharePoint Online

Google Sites

Create

  • Choice of site type and template for a team and/or for communicating broadly across your org

  • Configurable pages, document libraries, lists, apps, news, and recent site activity.

  • Multi-column pages can be edited with a built-in WYSIWYG editor.

  • Configurable web parts for adding rich content in pages such as people, highlighted content, video & social stream.

  • Choice of page templates (including announcement, file cabinet, and list) and a choice of themes.

  • Pages can be edited with a built-in WYSIWYG editor.

Secure

  • Permissions can be applied to site, collection, page, library, list, folder, or file.

  • Permission levels:

    • Site owners

    • Site members (edit)

    • Site visitors (read)

  • Permissions can be applied to site.

  • Permission levels:

    • Is owner

    • Can edit

    • Can view

Collaborate

  • Files in SharePoint Online can be co-authored with Word, PowerPoint, or Excel Online or Word or PowerPoint 2016. See Collaborate on Excel workbooks at the same time with co-authoring for details on co-authoring with Excel.

  • Files can be displayed on a page, linked to on a page, or added to a document library.

  • Files can be checked out or unshared to prevent changes.

  • Users can get notifications when a file or site changes.

  • Find things your colleagues are working on, news relevant to you, recently used sites, and sites based on recent searches or suggested by the Microsoft Graph.

  • Connected experiences such as People cards that surface content and details from your colleagues’ profiles.

  • Files are co-authored within Drive.

  • Files from Drive can be linked to on a page or added to a file cabinet.

  • Files can be locked to prevent changes.

  • Users can get notifications when a file changes.

Manage documents

  • Files can be created on the site or added from another location and displayed in thumbnail view or list view.

  • Build workflows and develop custom apps with Flow and PowerApps integration in document libraries and lists.

  • Files, images, and conversations are created and accessed from outside the site in Drive and email.

Sync files for offline use and uploading

  • Files stored on SharePoint sites can be synced locally for offline use and for uploading to the site for sharing.

  • Files stored in Drive can be synced locally for offline use and for uploading to the site for sharing.

Work on the go

  • SharePoint mobile apps for:

    • Android

    • iOS

    • Windows Phone

  • New SharePoint sites feature responsive design to adapt to mobile web browsers.

  • There are no mobile apps for Google Sites.

  • New Sites feature responsive design to adapt to mobile web browsers.

*Differences are based on G-Suite Basic Edition and Microsoft's Office 365 E3 plan as of May 2017.

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