As we all know, Microsoft has invested a lot of money and time in developing a cloud application platform. What came out was worth waiting for and known as Office 365 SharePoint Online. According to Microsoft, this is one of the fastest growing cloud collaboration software applications in today’s market. There is still some ambiguity as to what this new online version of SharePoint can or cannot do, and whether it can solve business needs and support scalability.
I may not be able to cover all the streets and avenues, but I promise to take you through the highways of SharePoint online. Let's go for a ride! SharePoint Online is the subset of on-premise software with lot of additional advantages. Maintenance is easier with no servers on our endeployment planning is now as easy as ever with no Internet Information Services (IIS) resets, App pool recycles, content database management etc. It is now the headache of Microsoft to manage all those.
Enough praise. Let’s look at some of the limitations. There are few areas where the SharePoint Online needs to mature. One example is that performance issues continue to exist in the latest App Model. However, this can be addressed with other tools like Content Search and Content Query web parts for User Interface (UI) development. All in all, it is now safer than ever to invest in building applications with SharePoint Online.
Hopefully this addresses some of your concerns!