Differences Between SharePoint, Teams and OneDrive

Microsoft SharePoint, Teams and OneDrive are all useful systems for collaborating and sharing files and data with colleagues, but how do you know which one is right for you?

In this half-day course, we will explain the main differences between the three and give a quick overview of how to use the main features of each to best suit your needs.

This course is taught online via Zoom, for both public and private bookings. Please get in touch for availability.

Course Overview


  • Standard Price

  • Public Sector Price

  • Charity Price

  • *Per person, excluding VAT

  • Duration

    0.5 day
  • Location

    Interactive online sessions delivered via Zoom. The link is sent to you after booking.

  • Requirements

    No previous experience with any AI tools is required for this course. It will involve active participation and use of tools like ChatGPT 3.5 and Bing Image creators so does require you to sign up for free accounts with OpenAI and Microsoft.

Course Overview

What you will learn

By the end of this half-day course, you will:

  • Understand what SharePoint is and its role in the context of Microsoft 365
  • How to navigate the SharePoint and OneDrive interfaces effectively
  • Be able to save and access content in OneDrive, including uploading, organising and sharing files
  • How to effectively navigate the Files tab in Microsoft Teams, including using breadcrumbs, selecting and sorting files, and opening/editing documents
  • Be able to collaborate on documents within Microsoft Teams, including creating new documents, co-authoring, checking documents in/out, and managing version control

Course Timetable

This course will be taught over two 90-minute sessions.

Session 1

Intro: What is SharePoint?

  • The Cloud and your data
  • Navigating SharePoint
  • Concept of permissions
  • SharePoint features

Getting started with OneDrive

  • What is OneDrive for Business?
  • Navigating around the OneDrive Screen
  • Saving and accessing content in OneDrive
  • Synchronisation using OneDrive
  • Sharing files (including Manage Access)

Session 2

Using Microsoft Teams

  • The Files Tab (Navigating folders using breadcrumbs, selecting and sorting files, opening & editing documents)
  • Working with documents (creating new documents, co-authoring documents, checking documents in/out, version control)
  • Pinning documents
  • Making a document a tab
  • Teams private chat and how it links to OneDrive and the Teams Chats folder

This course is delivered remotely via Zoom, both for public and private groups. Contact us for availability and pricing.

Information for Mac users

If you are a Mac user, please let us know when booking and you can use your Mac as normal. We provide a PDF with shortcuts for Mac users and your trainer will refer to this throughout the training.

Related courses

This course offers a quick overview of the main features of SharePoint, Teams and OneDrive. If you would like to go into more depth on how to use each one in more detail, Happy offers a variety of courses that you might be interested in.

Introduction to SharePoint: SharePoint is the perfect solution for organisations with remote workers and for keeping files safe, secure and backed up. Find out more

Introduction to Microsoft Teams: Teams is a new way of communicating and storing files, which keeps everything that happens in relation to a team or project in one place. Find out more

Introduction to OneDrive: If you are already fairly confident with using Windows and the Cloud, and just need to find your way around OneDrive, this is the course for you. Find out more


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Differences Between SharePoint, Teams and OneDrive
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  • Interactive and engaging - just like our classroom sessions
  • Bitesize or full-day sessions - fit around your schedule
  • Learn from home - all you need is a quiet place to call from and an internet connection
  • IT Helpline - 2 years of free support after your course
  • No quibble money-back guarantee

The Small Print

For Live Online Interactive Learning sessions (webinars)

The course will run remotely for half a day, consisting of two 90-minute live online sessions with independent work in between. 

All learners will need to install Zoom on their machines. Full technical requirements are on the Zoom website. Your link will be included in your joining instructions once you have booked your place — if you haven't received this email then please contact our team.

Learners should log into the training session 10 minutes before the start time to ensure that they have downloaded and set up Zoom correctly. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

For Mac Users

For online training, please let us know when booking and you can use your Mac as normal. We provide a PDF with shortcuts for Mac users (if relevant) and your trainer will refer to this throughout the training.

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We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, please get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

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  • Included in the price of both online and classroom programmes
  • 2 years of free access to our IT Helpline
  • Unlimited access - call or email our team as often as you need
  • Ask about any content covered on your course