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Microsoft SharePoint Online is a cloud-based collaborative environment. 


What is Microsoft SharePoint Online?

Microsoft SharePoint Online is what organisations use to create websites and intranets. You can use it 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, Chrome, or Firefox to access it.


What are the benefits?

  • Data Compliance
  • Business Productivity
  • Access your content at any time from any location
  • Latest security features
  • Centralised administration
  • Documentation Management and Collaboration


How do I access it?

Your SharePoint homepage can be accessed via

Your most frequently and recently visited sites will be listed, you can also 'Follow' a site to add to your list of Followed Sites:

Find and follow Sites on SharePoint Online

Each Microsoft Team has an underlying SharePoint site, the URL will be in the format
You can also open from Teams under the Files tab of a Channel using this button:


How do I get help?

Popular help topics:

Further help and learning is available on Microsoft SharePoint Help and Learning Centre

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