Microsoft SharePoint


What is SharePoint Online?

A cloud-based service, hosted by Microsoft, for businesses of all sizes. 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.
For more information, visit UN Office 365 Learning Center.

Advantage of saving files to SharePoint Online site

  • You can access the documents and information from anywhere and any device
  • Ability to sync documents to your computer and work offline
  • The information is protected against data loss by Microsoft
  • You can securely share, collaborate and co-author documents

Difference between OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online Site

The main difference: OneDrive is your personal drive vs SharePoint Online Site is a department content space. The good news - both applications function very similar when it comes to document management.


How to access SharePoint Online Sites

You don't need to install any software to use SharePoint Online. Instead, just connect through your web browser.
  • Sign in at
  • Select the SharePoint tile on the on the Office 365 home page, or in the app launcher.

How to access Sharepoint at home, on my mobile or other devices

You can access your files through the Office web portal, by logging in with your email address and password.
You can download and use the SharePoint mobile apps to connect to your SharePoint Online site, rather than your browser. For more information, see Set up your mobile apps for SharePoint and for OneDrive.

How to upload a file

You can upload files to a document library in SharePoint Online by just dragging them from your computer and dropping them into the document library. With most browsers, you can also upload folders and the files they contain.
  • Open the document library where you want to upload a folder or files.
  • On your computer, click Start, type file explorer, and then click File Explorer. Navigate to the folder or files that you want to upload.
  • Select files or folders in File Explorer and drag and drop the folder or files onto the document library page. When you upload a folder to a document library, all files contained in the folder are automatically uploaded as well.
  • You can also select Upload from the main document library menu, and then select Files or if your browser supports it, Folder from the menu.
If your browser doesn't support folders, when you click Upload, the Choose File to Upload page opens where you can select one or more files.
  • Select the files or folder that you want to upload, and then click Open if you're uploading files or click Select Folder if you're uploading a folder.