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SharePoint Server 2016
SharePoint Server 2013
What’s in a SharePoint site
Organizations use SharePoint to create websites. In Office 365, you can create a site from the SharePoint home page. You also get a SharePoint team site whenever you create an Office 365 group in Outlook Online or Office 365. If you’re in SharePoint Server, you can create a team or a number of other types of sites. You can use the sites as a secure place to store, organize, share, and access information from any device. All you need is a web browser, such as Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox. Get the SharePoint mobile app to stay connected from your mobile devices.
10 things you can do with SharePoint, right now
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|Upload files to your SharePoint document library, so you can access them from anywhere||You can drag files from your computer into your document library,.
In SharePoint Online, click Upload on the command bar. If you use Microsoft Edge, you can upload either files or folders.
SharePoint Server 2016
In SharePoint Server 2013, click New document and browse for a file. Depending on how SharePoint is configured, you may have to click Upload existing file first.
For more info, see Upload files to a library.
|Open a document in a document library||Click to open the document you want to work on and it will open in Office Online. If you have the application installed on your computer and want to use it, click Edit Document > Edit in <application name>. For info on document libraries, see What is a document library?
|Work with others on the same document, at the same time||In a document library, click to open the document you want to work on. It will open in Office Online. The number of people currently editing the document appears at the top right of the document.
|Share documents||Select the document you want to share, click the ellipses (…) to open the menu, and then click Share.
SharePoint Server 2016/2013
|Share sites||If you have site owner permissions, click SharePoint or Sites, choose the site you want to share, and then click Share .
See Share sites or documents with people outside your organization (SharePoint Online only).
|Create a team site||If you’re using Office 365, you can create a site from the SHarePoint home page, and it automatically creates an Office 365 group. If you create an Office 365 group in Outlook or People, and you automatically get a team site in SharePoint Online. For more on creating team sites, see Create a team site in SharePoint Online.
If you have site owner permissions with SharePoint Server 2016 or SharePoint Server 2013 click Sites, and then click + new site or + new.
|Add a list or library to your team site||To add a list or library to SharePoint Online, click + New from within a site, and then pick List or Library from the list.
To add a list or library for SharePoint Server versions of SharePoint click Settings and then click Add an app.
|Keep previous versions of a document while you make changes to it||In SharePoint Online, right-click a document in a library, and then click Version History (you might have to scroll the menu),
For SharePoint Server versions, click the ellipses (…) next to the file, and then click the ellipses (…) again in the dialog to get to the menu, or select the document and click Version History on the Files tab.
SharePoint Server ribbon and Files tab
For more info, see Enable and configure versioning for a list or library.
|Search for something||Type a search keyword into the Search box, and then click the Search icon .
SharePoint Server 2016 and 2013
|Share information with your entire organization||In Office 365, SharePoint Online, or SharePoint Server 2016, click the app launcher , then click the Yammer or Newsfeed tile, type your message, and then click Post.
For SharePoint Server 2013, click Yammer or Newsfeed in the header bar.