Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sharing content with external users in SharePoint Online - What is needed?

Sharing content with external users is quite easy with SPO. It’s quite well documented at the Office website, but I thought I would break it down.

  • A sharing invite expires after 7 days
  • A sharing invite can only be used once, meaning it will expire after it’s first use so forwarding of the invite will not compromise anything
  • A shared site requires the external user to log in using either a Microsoft account (former Live Id) or a Microsoft Office 365 account
  • Documents may be shared anonymously, or require a Microsoft or Office 365 account