Office 365 Tips: How to Share Files in Microsoft OneDrive
Target Audience: Office 365/OneDrive Users
Microsoft OneDrive has always been a great option for sharing within internal teams. However, the external sharing tends to feel a little tricky to set up and administer. That has traditionally led to some users opting for other file sharing platforms (Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, WeTransfer, etc) when collaborating with external teams.
However, OneDrive now allows file viewing or editing, both with or without login! Office 365 users can eliminate the duplicative efforts to move files between different platforms. Most importantly, you can predefine the access duration by simply setting expirations. This is particularly helpful when the shared access is meant to be time-boxed for security purposes.
- Open your OneDrive landing page in web browser.
- Select a file to be shared.
- Click on Get a link in the top menu.
- Select the type of access. For anonymous access, select options with “no sign-in required”.
- Click on Create.
By default, links do not expire. Optionally, you can
- Click on Set Expiration.
- Select expiration.
- Share the URL using your favorite communication channel.
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Originally published at Kattelo.