As we said yesterday, SharePoint and SharePoint Online have many differences.
Today, it’s the turn of SharePoint Online.
There is a Farm in SharePoint Online, but you never get to see it. It’s configured for multi-tenancy. That means, each customer’s content and users are isolated from the rest.
The top-most concept is the Tenancy. We don’t know how many servers this is made up of… That’s left to Microsoft to run. They have many, many Farms running thousands of Tenancies.
We know they have a single Web Application, but once again, the detail is hidden from us.
Instead of being Farm Administrators, we take on the role of Tenancy Administrator.
At the root of the Tenancy is a Site Collection. We can create more of these at paths underneath.
From hereon in, it follows the same pattern of Sites, Subsites, Lists and Libraries as SharePoint on-premise.
That’s the main headline differences between online and on-prem in terms of content.
We’ll talk about differences between the services in more depth another day.