Moutaz ZreinPrincipal Consultant at innoconsultants inc
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"One of the reasons why we don't recommend the cloud version of SharePoint is the cost. With the on premise version, you pay for the license once. For the cloud version, there is a recurring fee. It is very expensive. They expect everyone to pay $20 or $30 per user per month."
"There are some aggressive discounts offered by Microsoft for organizations that are not for profit, which we are, and it makes it quite attractive to consider."
"Pricing plans may be flexible depending on volume usage and your corporate relationship with Microsoft."
"It can be expensive for on-premises deployments, especially when you have to support SQL Server as your backend database. That's where the cost comes into play. SQL Server has its own licensing, which Microsoft keeps on changing. Therefore, it can become costly. In the earlier versions of SharePoint, version 2007 or 2010, they had an express version where the SQL Server licensing was free. It wasn't like a full-blown SharePoint. It was only a slimmed-down version. It used to be whatever your hardware costs. You would install the free software and work with it, but you were very limited in what you could do in SharePoint. If you wanted the SharePoint Enterprise Server with all the bells and whistles, then you had to pay more to get the SQL Server license based on the number of users or servers. The subscription model is different for cloud deployments. Licensing is per user and per month. The cost also depends on the storage required. If you have a lot of sites or documents, then you need to expand it based on your needs."
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CTERA Drive provides secure file access, collaboration, and data protection services for remote laptops, servers, and mobile devices – all managed from a single console. Users enjoy inﬁnite local file capacity regardless of device storage restraints, with access to all cloud-based ﬁles from the desktop.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) is a Microsoft software portal based on the ASP.NET framework. MOSS facilitates file sharing and collaboration, social networking, Web databases and Web publishing. It is hosted by Microsoft Windows Server and is accessible through Microsoft Office or the Web.
CTERA Drive is ranked 19th in Content Collaboration Platforms while Microsoft Office SharePoint Server is ranked 7th in Content Collaboration Platforms with 20 reviews. CTERA Drive is rated 0.0, while Microsoft Office SharePoint Server is rated 7.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server writes "Stable, integrates well with Teams, and has flexible and helpful support". CTERA Drive is most compared with Google Drive Enterprise and Citrix ShareFile, whereas Microsoft Office SharePoint Server is most compared with Amazon WorkDocs, HighQ, BrightIdea Innovation Suite, Datto Workplace and Micro Focus Vibe.
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