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Will SharePoint even work on a Mac?

Yes! That was easy. With the Firefox (version 17 or above) or Safari (version 6 or above) browsers, you can access all the critical functions within SharePoint. Consider installing Office for Mac for the Office integration features that are available on a Windows operating system.

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Beyond 25 TB, storage is provisioned as 25 TB SharePoint team sites to individual users. Most plans that do not include the desktop version of Office work with the latest version of Office, Office 2016, Office 2013, and Office 2011 for Mac.


Office Integration features? Sounds very… Microsoft.

  1. The Multiple File Upload feature is not available through the SharePoint platform when working on a Mac. However, the Microsoft Document Connection is integrated with Office 2011 for Mac.
  2. Turn on Finder integration. If you’re on OSX 10.10 or higher, get sync status directly from Finder by enabling Finder overlays in Settings. First, click the Apple logo in the top left corner of your Mac Desktop and select System Preferences, then select Extensions in the top-level menu (shown in the 3rd row from the top). Toggle on the OneDrive Finder Integration to enable Finder overlays.

True, but even the most rabid Mac users have to admit that sometimes OneDrive just doesn’t meet all of the document sharing and collaboration needs that a large company (one that, say, may use SharePoint) has.

So, what is SharePoint?

SharePoint is Microsoft’s highly flexible, configurable web-based platform, with all sorts of possible uses. It can be used as: a content management system; an intranet; a collaboration hub; a document repository; a blogging platform; a search center; a knowledge base; a workflow engine; even a business intelligence center. Your site administrator can enable any or all of this functionality, depending on the organization’s needs.

How do I access it?


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You will need to have the URL from the site administrator and login credentials (usually your email address and a SharePoint password).


What can I do from my Mac?

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You can share and collaborate on documents, task lists, calendars, discussion boards, images, blogs, wiki pages…virtually any file type or collaboration method is supported on SharePoint. You can perform site administration, since SharePoint is fully operational on Safari and Firefox. If you have the Microsoft Document Connection software installed on your Mac, you can also do bulk uploads of files – a real time saver! See a useful tutorial here. If your site uses a lot of video, consider downloading Silverlight – this allows you to both view videos in their optimal format and access SharePoint Help videos.

Ok, what can’t I do from my Mac? Any showstoppers?


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Some features require Internet Explorer, such as synchronizing content to Outlook, Excel, Access; this functionality is not required, though, to collaborate on the site. InfoPath and OneNote use ActiveX, which is not Mac-compatible, so Mac users can’t manipulate InfoPath forms on the site – again, not something the average user would ever need to do. The Bulk Edit feature (datasheet view) is not enabled, but a workaround is available (enabling inline editing).


The advantage of having a Microsoft person on a team of Mac users is that we can cover every base, from creative products to MS Office and – of course - SharePoint. Are you a Windows or a Mac person with SharePoint questions? Either way, we can help!