I am working on a new sharepoint online project. and we need to build the following:
- Have a main intranet site where users can publish news, events and general documents and templates.
- To have separate sites or sub-sites for each department. Such as HR, IT, Finance, etc.
Now I was planning to follow the traditional way of doing things, mainly by:
Create a new classic team site (mainly to use the built-in root site collection).
To create separate classic team sub-sites for our departments.
But recently I read about Hub sites, and it is been mentioned that using hub sites should be the new/modern way of having sub-sites.
So I am not sure if for my above case I should follow having classic team site and classic sub-sites? OR I should use Hub sites and have departments' site collections that are linked to the hub site?
second point. one of the main benefits i usually get from using site collection and sub-sites, is that columns and content types created at the root site (site collection) will be available to all the sub-sites without having to set content type hubs or any things else, also i have the ability to have a sub-site which inherit from its root site, finally i also have the ability to have sub-sites of each sub-site. so i am not sure if these features/capabilities are offered for us when we use site collections linked to Hub Sites?