Applies To: Office 365 Modern listviews support the addition of custom formatting for most field types. This is an awesome feature designed to make custom formatting simpler and less administratively difficult than packaged solutions. Unfortunately, the tooling is still very minimal. Users are given a simple text field within a panel to paste the JSON code and a preview […]
Sharing anonymously with Office 365 groups is disabled by default. And no matter what tenant settings you apply in the SharePoint Admin Center or in the Settings module in the Office 365 Admin Center, you will not be able to share with ‘Anyone’. This is by design and though you may not like it, it’s purpose is to ensure that external guests or even group members can’t just create anonymous sharing links to your data.
The difference between sharing with Anyone and sharing with a Specific Person is that sharing with Anyone or Anonymously does not require authentication. It’s open and public access that anyone with the sharing link can access. You can read more about the specifics on sharing with SharePoint here.
However, for those of you who still want this ability, below are some steps to enable this feature using PowerShell. Follow the steps below to enable sharing with Anyone in your Office 365 group.
- Download and install the SharePoint Online Management Shell tool. This will allow you to connect to SharePoint online through PowerShell.
- Open and run the SharePoint Online Management Shell and type the following:
$userCredential - Get-Credential
- Please note that you will be prompted for your Office 365 admin credentials, and if you have Multi Factor Authentication enabled, click here for those instructions.
- Now that you are connected and authenticated, you will need to run the command below.
Connect-SPOService -Url https://yourcompany.sharepoint.com -Credential $userCredential
- Please note that you must replace the above url with your tenant ID which is embedded in your SharePoint (365 Group) address. It will look like this: https://yourcompany.sharepoint.com.
- Now that you are connected to your SharePoint Online tenant, you can now change the property to enable Anonymous sharing with Anyone in your 365 Group. Run the following command against the group site.
set-sposite -identity https://yourcompany.sharepoint.com/teams/365group -sharingcapability ExternalUserAndGuestSharing
- Congratulations! That’s it. Refresh your browser and the Anyone sharing should be available now.
You can read more about how to work with SharePoint Online via PowerShell using the links below.
Let me know if this has helped your tenant.
Over the past year, I have witnessed a significant effort from Microsoft to unify the protection capabilities across all of their Office 365 services. To demonstrate this, a new configuration option was recently released, currently in preview mode, for associating an Azure Information Protection (AIP) label to a document based on a metadata value in […]
So, this little hack is not endorsed by Microsoft but for those of you who want to make the move from an on-premise file server to SharePoint Online or from a SharePoint Online Team Site Document Library to an Office 365 Group Library and have thousands of files and gigabytes of data, this little tip is for you!
Well, what’s the tip?
Use SPFileZilla! Wait what? Is that it? Yup, that’s it. I have worked with this software for several years now and it has never failed me. Now there are some reported issues with very complex environments who use Active Directory Federation Services and you can’t migrate all the complicated permissions you had setup on your local file share.
But for pure data migration from one place to another, this utility will save you hours of complex PowerShell scripting or Azure Blog creation, etc….
Click this link to download SPFileZilla.
You’re welcome! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
(cross-posted to the BlueMetal Blog) This week Microsoft mapped out a bold new plan for SharePoint. Microsoft is investing heavily to modernize the product to make it work as well in the Device and Cloud era as it once did in when the Web was still shiny and new. This article will explain how these […]