What version of SharePoint are you using?

When you're interested in Pro-Sapien's EHS Management software, one of the first questions we'll ask you is "What version of SharePoint are you on?" If you don't know the answer, here's how to find out.

Figuring out what version of SharePoint you’re on is useful many reasons, not just for those who are looking to deploy enterprise EHS software into the platform.

The technical structure of enterprise IT can get quite complicated, but pinpointing what version of SharePoint licenses you have is relatively simple.

Why is it important?

Your SharePoint version determines the technologies that you have available to you at your company. For independent software vendors (ISVs) like Pro-Sapien, knowing this from the outset will enable us to give an early and accurate idea of how your Pro-Sapien system will work.

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Of course, as an EHS professional not knowing the answer to this question is not a big deal – we can leave that to the IT department. However, it can speed up the initial Q&A process if you do know off the bat what version of SharePoint your company is using.

SharePoint versions

SharePoint comes in various versions, which dictate the functionality that's available to you in the platform. At the time of writing, there is a distinction between SharePoint on-premise versions and SharePoint Online, part of Office 365, which is usually part of Office 365.

Within these two hosting options (on-premise vs. in the cloud), there are several versions of SharePoint.

Below is a high level diagram of the various SharePoint versions, including which are compatible with Pro-Sapien's EHS software:

Versions of SharePoint

Find your SharePoint version

So which one are you using? Click here to find out →

Having joined Pro-Sapien in 2014 after graduating with Distinction in MEng (Master of Engineering) Computer Science, Colin Espie has worked on many EHS software projects that have been rolled out globally. Notably, Colin was one of the team who worked on developing Pro-Sapien's mobile forms technology, which has gone on to win numerous industry innovation awards. A frequent visitor to Microsoft's DevCamps, Colin specializes in SharePoint (CSOM & SSOM), both developing new software and working in client support.

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