An External User is any user who is not a part of the University of Iowa Office 365 tenant.

Sharing a File:

  • Sharing a file with an external user allows the user to access the file in View or Edit mode.  The file cannot be downloaded.  It can only be viewed or edited with the Online version of Microsoft Office. 
  • In order for a user to be able to access it with the full version of Microsoft Office or download the file, the user must have a Microsoft account and login with that account.

Sharing a Folder:

  • To share an entire folder with an external user, the user must have a Microsoft account.

Read further details about sharing files and folders with external users.

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November 4, 2016