Understanding Permissions In Office 365: The Basics

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Understanding Permissions In Office 365: The Basics

Written by:  Jennifer Mason, SharePoint MVP, Rackspace


When you are first getting started with SharePoint it can often be difficult to understand exactly how permissions work or how you need to go about configuring them to get the specific access you need for your users.

In this blog post we want to share with you some simple videos that will provide additional insight on the basics of permissions. These have been created specifically to highlight how to work with Office 365 sites, however most of the information presented can also be used for on premise or hosted scenarios. In this post we have three different videos that highlight the basics, including:

  • Video 1:  An Overview Of Permissions
  • Video 2: Creating New Users And Granting Them Access
  • Video 3: Introduction To The Pages used To Manage Permissions

These videos will help you understand at a very high level how permissions are managed within SharePoint Online sites and should help you start to understand what types of activities will need to be done as you start to map out your permissions strategy. 








Be sure to take a look at Part II of our blog post series on SharePoint permissions here:  SharePoint Permissions:  A More Detailed Look

  • People who need to see or work with your SharePoint Online site content but who don’t have user

    this was very useful information to startoff with Sharepoint Online

  • Good post with great videos and explanation on using permissions in SharePoint Online.

  • Written by: Laura Rogers , SharePoint MVP, Rackspace

    In this edition of our SharePoint permissions

  • Written by: Jennifer Mason , SharePoint MVP, Rackspace

    In our series on SharePoint permissions

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