Busting Popular SharePoint Online Myths
Busting Popular SharePoint Online Myths

With enterprises relying more on the cloud today and adopting a trend of remote workforce, there is a demand for better ways to enhance information sharing and accessibility. Optimal collaboration is not easily achieved despite the availability of many tools. As a matter of fact, optimal collaboration is said to be a major challenge for many companies in the software development Dubai industry. The main reason for collaboration being a tough nut to crack is that there aren’t many platforms where collaborative tools are integrated. 

Developers or employees in an organization will find it difficult to collaborate when there is an absence of a platform that facilitates seamless collaboration and content management. This is where SharePoint online comes into the picture. 

One of the most powerful Microsoft technology solutions, SharePoint Online presents a great opportunity for businesses to bring together various tools that could help them with content and collaboration onto one single platform. The results of this approach include benefits like increased employee productivity and operational efficiency. 

But it all depends on how well the migration was executed. Many companies migrate to the cloud without proper planning resulting in improper migrations that lead to issues like poor documentation, content fragmentation etc. Such issues can’t be resolved without significant expenses. The possibility of such issues and the fear of the consequences of relying on the cloud may have led to the evolution of a series of myths and misconceptions surrounding SharePoint Online. 

Here are a few of the more popular SharePoint Online myths. 

It’s simply a Content Management Platform

SharePoint Online is seen by many organizations as a polished Content Management System. But the truth is that it’s much more. SharePoint Online is a highly scalable platform that helps consolidate resources distributed across more conventional on-premises platforms – from SharePoint to Google Drive and Dropbox. This grants the employees of an organization with a large mailbox capacity, easier means of scheduling and conducting online meetings, easier means of collaboration etc. all through one single platform.

No stable experience on mobile devices

SharePoint being incapable of replicating the functionality of a browser on a mobile platform is seen as a major setback. However, SharePoint Online is very easy to learn and is responsive as a good mobile browser. SharePoint is just as good as a responsive, well-built browser when it comes to user interface. 

Lots of bugs evident from frequent updates

People familiar with enterprise software expect big updates once in a while. As SharePoint Online rolls out updates too frequently, these people tend to conclude that the platform has a lot of bugs and issues. The fact is that the updates improve the performance and functionality of the platform, and is not always about fixing bugs. In addition, the updates also serve to guide users in avoiding compatibility issues and using the platform optimally. 


Though SharePoint and SharePoint development aren’t as big and popular as the ASP.NET development services industry, the technology is known to be a great asset in an enterprise. SharePoint Online, particularly, is getting a lot of praise for helping businesses run efficiently by facilitating content management, mobility, email services, and collaboration while leveraging the full flexibility of the cloud. For the best migration, it’s wise to seek assistance from leading SharePoint consultants or a Microsoft representative.