Get Started with the Implementation Guide

6 Steps  |  4 Hours


AWS can help you rapidly deploy and scale your Microsoft SharePoint environment to help you collaborate more efficiently and cost-effectively.  You can quickly deploy a custom web application or scale up to a global collaboration site and optimize costs with a pay-as-you-go approach. Customers find significant TCO savings by running SharePoint on AWS over an on-premises solution.


What you'll accomplish:

Automatically deploy Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 using the AWS CloudFormation template.

Build a highly available and fault-tolerable SharePoint collaboration farm in multiple locations throughout the world (known as Availability Zones).

Operate an enterprise-grade deployment that supports 20,000 users globally.

Build a foundation that you can customize for various use cases - for example, workflow collaboration, content management and compliance, team sites, external sharing, and enterprise search.

What you'll need before starting:

An AWS account: You will need an AWS account to begin provisioning resources to host your website. Sign up for AWS.

SharePoint experience: You should have some experience managing a Microsoft SharePoint deployment.

AWS experience: While this implementation requires no previous experience with AWS, it is helpful to have some basic knowledge of AWS services.

Estimating your costs

The total cost of running your Microsoft SharePoint deployment on AWS will vary depending on your needs and configuration. The default configuration for this project represents an average of 40% savings over the typical cost to deploy an on-premises SharePoint solution. For more details, see Services Used and Costs.

Get Started with the Implementation Guide

This whitepaper explains how to optimize the cost of a Microsoft SharePoint Server architecture on AWS.

Learn more about deploying and managing SharePoint on AWS for a scalable and secure solution.

Need more resources to get started with AWS? Visit the Getting Started Resource Center to learn more.