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When Should You Use Azure Files for Your Business Instead of SharePoint?

Apr 23, 2024

One of the factors that affect how smoothly and efficiently your business operations run is your choice of file storage solution. The right file storage solution will give room for increased capacity, scalability, functionality, and productivity. 

Many businesses use SharePoint, a file storage solution from the Microsoft 365 ecosystem. However, putting your company data in SharePoint is not ideal for all kinds of businesses. SharePoint has certain limitations, which we’ll discuss in this article. 

We’ll also share an alternative storage solution called Azure Files. Azure Files is also from the Microsoft 365 ecosystem and it might be the better option for you. 

Keep reading to learn when to use Azure Files instead of SharePoint. But if you prefer video content, feel free to watch our video explaining when Azure Files is a better fit.