Office 365 Extranets - Unstructured and Structured

Office 365 external sharing is all about publishing or collaborating with people outside of your organization. Users will find ways to do it with or without IT support (typically through email or shadow IT), so it's important for IT to provide an easy way for them to do it effectively and securely.

Sharing can be done in a number of different ways.  Unstructured sharing to a small set of external users works well with the OOTB SharePoint features.  As the scale increases, structured sharing with a large number of external users needs alternatives such as Azure AD B2B, custom code or third party solutions.  We'll discuss options available and what makes sense where using real world examples.

In this session we will cover both configuring sharing appropriately, and the user experience for both content sharers and recipients.  We'll go through a number of differnet scenarios.

  • External sharing in OneDrive and SharePoint Online
  • Azure AD B2B (Business to Business)
  • Custom and third party options leveraging the Graph API
  • Microsoft's new Entitlement Management portal's Access Packages for external users