Microsoft Sharepoint For Mac

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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.

Microsoft will initially provide 1 TB/user of OneDrive for Business storage, which admins can increase to 5 TB/user. Request additional storage by contacting Microsoft support. Storage up to 25 TB/user is provisioned in OneDrive for Business. Beyond 25 TB, storage is provisioned as 25 TB SharePoint team sites to individual users. Start quickly with the most recent versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote and OneDrive —combining the familiarity of Office and the unique Mac features you love. Work online or offline, on your own or with others in real time—whatever works for what you’re doing.

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Office Integration features? Sounds very… Microsoft.

Using Sharepoint On Mac

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. Microsoft

How do I access it?

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?

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!

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Originally published: October 29, 2018
Updated: July 17, 2020

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The following list represents products retiring or reaching the end of support in 2020. Upon retirement or end of support, there will be no new security updates, non-security updates, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates. Go here to learn about Fixed and Modern Lifecycle policies and service packs.

For a comprehensive list of Microsoft products and their lifecycle policy timelines, including migration options, please search the Microsoft Lifecycle Product Database.

If you have any questions regarding support for a product, please contact your Microsoft Account Representative. If you need technical support, visit the Microsoft Support website.

Products governed by the Modern Policy

The following products, governed by the Modern Policy, will retire in 2020.

Products (Modern Policy)Retirement
System Center, version 1807 (all editions)January 24, 2020
Azure Container Service
Windows Analytics
January 31, 2020
Visio Services in SharePoint OnlineSeptember 30, 2020
Windows 10, version 1709 (Enterprise, Education, IoT Enterprise)October 13, 2020
Windows 10, version 1803 (Enterprise, Education, IoT Enterprise)
Windows 10, version 1809 (Home, Pro, Pro Education, Pro for Workstation, IoT Core)
Windows Server version 1809 (Datacenter Core, Standard Core)
November 10, 2020
Configuration Manager (current branch), version 1810December 1, 2020
Windows 10, version 1903 (Enterprise, Home, Pro, Pro Education, Pro for Workstations, IoT Enterprise)
Windows Server, version 1903 (Datacenter, Standard)
December 8, 2020
InMage/ASR ScoutDecember 31, 2020

Products governed by the Fixed Policy

The following products, governed by the Fixed Policy, will end support in 2020.

Product (Fixed Policy)End of Support
Dynamics NAV 2009 R2
Expression Blend 3
Expression Design 3
Expression Encoder 3
Expression Studio 3
Expression Web 3
Hyper-V Server 2008
Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
Windows 7
Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server Update Services 3.0
Windows Storage Server 2008 (all editions)
January 14, 2020
Internet Explorer 10January 31, 2020
Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010
Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 (all editions)
Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 (all editions)
Windows Identity Foundation
April 14, 2020
WunderlistMay 6, 2020
Expression Encoder 4
Expression Studio 4
Expression Web 4
Expression Studio Ultimate 4
Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 for Terminal Services
Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 for Windows Desktops
Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 for Remote Desktop Services
Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 Sequencer
Microsoft Application Virtualization Hosting 4.6 for Windows Desktops
Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010
Visual Studio 2010 (all editions)
Visual Basic 2010 Express
Visual C# 2010 Express
Visual C++ 2010 Express
Visual Web Developer 2010 Express
Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 (all editions)
July 14, 2020
Internet Information Services Smooth Streaming Client 1.0
Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2010
System Center Service Manager 2010
Windows Communication Foundation RIA Services
September 8, 2020
Access 2010
Dynamics GP 2010
Excel 2010
Excel Mobile 2010
Exchange Server 2010 (all editions)
FAST Search Server 2010 (all editions)
Groove Server 2010
Office 2010 (all editions)
OneNote 2010
PowerPoint 2010
Project 2010
Publisher 2010
Search Server 2010
System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
System Center Essentials 2010
Visio 2010 (all editions)
Word 2010
Windows Embedded Standard 7
Office 2016 for Mac (all editions)
Excel 2016 for Mac
Outlook 2016 for Mac
PowerPoint 2016 for Mac
Word 2016 for Mac
October 13, 2020

Service Packs

The following service packs apply to Fixed Policy products, and will end support in 2020.

Service PackEnd of Support
Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premisesApril 14, 2020
Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 Service Pack 1November 4, 2020

Products moving to Extended Support

The following products will be moving from Mainstream to Extended Support in 2020. Extended Support includes security updates at no cost, and paid non-security updates and support. Additionally, Microsoft will not accept requests for design changes or new features during the Extended Support phase.

Macro
ProductEnd of Mainstream Support
Dynamics C5 2015
Dynamics CRM 2015
Dynamics SL 2015
Dynamics NAV 2015
January 14, 2020
Cloud Platform System
Cloud Platform System Standard
Dynamics GP 2015
Dynamics GP 2015 R2
Microsoft User Experience Virtualization 2.1 Service Pack 1
April 14, 2020
Azure StorSimple 8000 Series
Microsoft Azure StorSimple 1200 Series
StorSimple Data Manager
July 1, 2020
Access 2016
Excel 2016
Exchange Server 2016 (Enterprise, Standard)
Office Home and Business 2016
Office Home and Student 2016
Office Professional 2016
Office Professional Plus 2016
Office Standard 2016
Project Professional 2016
Project Standard 2016
Microsoft Publisher 2016
Outlook 2016
PowerPoint 2016
Skype for Business 2016
Skype for Business Server 2015
Visio Professional 2016
Visio Standard 2016
Visual Studio 2015 (all editions)
Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015 (all editions)
Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2015 LTSB
Windows Defender Exploit Guard
Word 2016
October 13, 2020

Change Log

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September 2019 editsADDED: Windows Analytics, Windows Storage Server 2008 (all editions), Internet Explorer 10, StorSimple Data Manager, Visio Services in SharePoint Online
ADDED: Windows 10, version 1903 (Enterprise, Home, Pro, Pro for Workstations, IoT Enterprise) and Windows Server, version 1903 (Datacenter, Standard, IoT Enterprise)
EDITED: Exchange Server 2010 (all editions) support extended from January 14, 2020 to October 13, 2020

Excel

January 2020 edits
ADDED: Exchange Server 2010, Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 for Remote Desktop Services, Expression Studio 4, Windows 10 Pro Education,
EDITED: Visual Basic 2010 Express, Visual Basic C# 2010 Express, Visual Basic C++ 2010 Express, Visual Web Developer 2010 Express, Expression Encoder 4, Expression Web 4 date updated to July 14, 2020
EDITED: OneNote 2016 Mainstream Support extended from October 13, 2020 to October 10, 2023
EDITED: specific editions removed, 'all editions' added to parent listing

February 2020 edits
ADDED: Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premises, Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 Service Pack 1

April 2020 edits
EDITED: Windows 10, version 1709 (Enterprise, Education, IoT Enterprise) extended to October 13, 2020
EDITED: Windows 10, version 1809 (Home, Pro, Pro Education, Pro for Workstation, IoT Core), Windows Server version 1809 (Datacenter Core, Standard Core) extended to November 10, 2020
REMOVED: PerformancePoint Services in SharePoint Server 2010, Project Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2010 (support extended from October 13, 2020 to April 13, 2021)

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June 2020 edits
REMOVED: Windows Defender Antivirus for Windows 10

July 2020 edits
ADDED: Expression Studio Ultimate 4
EDITED: Visual Basic 2010 Express, Visual C# 2010 Express, and Visual C++ 2010 Express corrections