Digital workplace
3 min read
25 April 2024

The difference between SharePoint and the digital workplace

Kelly van der Horst

Sometimes it can seem like there are hundreds, if not thousands of business software programs out there. Many of these programs are aimed at helping you boost your productivity and better connect and collaborate with your colleagues. One of the most popular enterprise software applications is Microsoft’s SharePoint.

If you’ve never used SharePoint before, you might be wondering where it fits in terms of your digital tools. How does a dedicated digital workplace solution like Workspace 365 work together with SharePoint? What’s the difference between the two? Can you optimise how you use SharePoint with the Workspace 365 digital workplace?

Let’s take a closer look at what SharePoint does and how it fits together with the Workspace 365 digital workplace.

What is SharePoint?

SharePoint is a web-based collaborative platform used for document management and storage purposes. It gives businesses a centralised space where they can store, access, share, and work on documents, content, and files. SharePoint can be purchased as a stand-alone application or along with the Microsoft 365 software package. There is a cloud-based SharePoint option or an on-premises version.

SharePoint has a wide range of features. Admins can set and control user access, users can search files and documents, tasks can be automated, and multiple users can share and work on files or documents simultaneously in real time.

With the rise of remote working, SharePoint is more popular than ever. Take a look at any modern business’s bag of digital tools and you’re pretty likely to find SharePoint.

What is a digital workplace?

A digital workplace refers to all the technologies, tools, applications, and platforms that you use during your working day. The concept of the digital workplace includes not only collaboration tools like SharePoint but also communication software, productivity apps, and your company intranet.

The goal of the digital workplace is to provide employees with a fully integrated, easily navigable space where they can access all the tools, documents and information they need. The Workspace 365 digital workplace simplifies and enhances the Digital Employee Experience (DEX) by bringing everything an employee needs together in one place.

DEX: what is it and why does it matter?

If you’re new to the concept of DEX, this whitepaper will give you a good overview of what the concept is all about.


What's the difference between SharePoint and a digital workplace?

You can think of your digital workplace as a virtual extension of a physical office space. It contains everything you need to get your work done. All your apps, tools, and social networks are contained within the digital workplace.

SharePoint is a specific application designed for document management and collaboration. It can be a critical component of a digital workplace, but it’s not a digital workplace just on its own.

How we combine SharePoint with our adaptive digital workplace

Workspace 365 gives employees the ability to access all the tools and information they need from anywhere, on any device, at any time. Our adaptive digital workplace brings SharePoint, OneDrive and the fileserver together. You don’t have to waste time clicking between screens or tabs or switching programs. Everything you need is at your fingertips and just a click away.

With the Workspace 365 digital workplace, you can simplify and streamline your working environment. Workspace 365 allows you to get more out of SharePoint and the entire suite of Microsoft 365 applications.

Our Document app gives you the combined power of SharePoint, OneDrive, and the fileserver. You can access all the documents you need, share tasks, work together in real time, and track your progress. No matter where you are, you’ll be able to connect with your colleagues and have a fully integrated, optimised, consistent, unified digital working environment. 

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