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Note
You can download the Service Description for SharePoint Online 2010 by selecting
SharePoint Online at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13602 . You
can view the Service Description for SharePoint Online 2013 at http://technet.microsoft.
com/en-us/library/jj819267.aspx .
The SharePoint Online Service Description does a great job at listing all SharePoint features,
grouped by functional categories, and specifying their availability. A snapshot of this
information from the SharePoint Online Service Description is shown in Figure 13-2. For
example, all the developer features are grouped together. The App Catalog feature is available
in Office 365 Enterprise E3, Education A3, and Government G3 suites, but not available in
Office 365 Small Business. The Business Connectivity Services (BCS) Profile Pages feature is
not available across the board, which means that this feature is not available in SharePoint
Online.
Figure 13-2 Excerpt of the features matrix from the SharePoint Online Service Description.
Many organizations continue to maintain SharePoint on-premises as well as adopting
SharePoint Online, which is a viable strategy because this makes SharePoint a more
scalable solution. This is often times referred to as hybrid SharePoint. However, on-premises
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