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Just when I was finally getting to feel like I really had a handle on SharePoint (it's only been 8 years since I switched to focusing on it), they go and change things drastically for me.  I'm putting this into the Office 365 forum, because SharePoint Online is just sort of baked into the whole O365 story now. 

When I first started into supporting SharePoint, I didn't fully understand site collections and databases and web applications, so I tended to go with 1 and 1 and 1 of all the above.  Now that I've gotten to know it much better, and have had the headache of having to support a 500GB database with one massive site collection in it, I was rather liking the idea of splitting out that big monster into a bunch of smaller more manageable collections. 

Now comes SPO.  Limits are becoming less important ... upload a 10GB file if you wish!  Wow!  Up to 25TB per site collection .... amazing! (as long as the company is willing to foot the bill for it)

So, does anyone here support SharePoint On-Prem and\or SharePoint Online, and have some words of wisdom for me on how I should be architecting our Online environment?  Specifically, build big monster site collections or smaller more manageable ones? 

Everything I've seen so far keeps talking about purging your old environment of data you don't need, don't put the time and effort and expense into migrating stuff that's not relevant.  So that's what we're working on now and will keep me busy for a little while, but I need to start spinning up some SPO site collections soon, even if they are new empty spaces for people to move into without migrating data to them.
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Well Anne,,, normally I would redirect this question to you...   [smile]
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LOL - thank ya kindly sir!  Like I say, I'm feeling a little like a fish who just got taken out of water and is figuring out what to do next.  :-) 
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Anne, Share Point as an on prem app will not go away.

The OL features for the most part will be ported to online.

But look at the features from Q2:

Access to SharePoint Online document libraries and Office 365 Group files from the OneDrive mobile app.

  • Intelligent discovery of documents from both OneDrive and SharePoint.
  • Copy from OneDrive to SharePoint in the OneDrive web experience.
  • OneDrive Universal Windows Platform (UWP) application.

And before the end of calendar year 2016:

  • Document analytics surfaced in OneDrive to provide insight into document usage, reach and impact.
  • Synchronization of SharePoint Online document libraries with the new OneDrive sync client.
  • Synchronization of shared folders with the new OneDrive sync client.
  • Mobile access to SharePoint document libraries in on-premises farms.
  • Move and copy files between OneDrive and SharePoint in web experiences.

Factor Power apps and Microsoft Flow and Dynamics 365 and you have a whole new way of looking at SharePoint.   Look at this through the lens of the "Application" and not the hardware. Sure the hardware is there and the OS is there.   They matter like the tires on your car and the engine your car, but in the end the question is "Where can I go with this"?
Answer that question for your clients and that equals income.




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