We are still aware that a migration to Microsoft Office 365 is not definite, we have been hired to research the best migration options for the university. However, it appears that we have not touched on SharePoint 2010 at all in the last few months so we thought we might write a little about it today.
Today we have started to compare Microsoft SharePoint On Premises with SharePoint Online to see which has the most features. I will post the features that one system has but the other might lack, in a table here.
|Feature||SharePoint 2010 Enterprise||SharePoint Online|
|SharePoint Time Jobs||YES||NO|
|Business Data Connectivity Service||YES||NO|
|External Data Column||YES||NO|
|Business Data Web Parts||YES||NO|
|Business Data Integration with Office Client||YES||NO|
|Business Connectivity Services Profile Page||YES||NO|
|Word Automation Services||YES||NO|
|Business Intelligence Center||YES||NO|
|Chart Web Parts||YES||NO|
|Data Connection Library||YES||NO|
|Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Services||YES||NO|
|Excel Services and PowerPivot for SharePoint||YES||NO|
|Many Search features (about 16)||YES (FAST)||NO|
|Single Site Collection Search||NO||YES|
|Secure Store Service||YES||NO|
|Lightweight Public Facing Site||NO||YES|
|Office Web Apps||NO||YES|
So there appear to be a fair amount of features SharePoint 2010 is capable of that SharePoint Online isn’t. However, do keep in mind that the list was extremely long and there are many features the the both of them share, this is just a minority really. Many of the features may not even be needed in the University environment, we will be looking into some of these features so we can better measure the difference between the two SharePoint options.