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OneDrive: External Sharing Options

External Sharing Disabled
Per UW IT’s website:
“External Sharing is disabled on UW OneDrive for Business accounts, which means you will not be able to share files outside of the UW, i.e. with individuals with a non-UW email address.”

Resources for External Sharing

Other resources can be created that allow teams, rather than individual accounts, share documents outside of the UW. UW IT provides Collaboration Services, but the following is a quick overview:

SharePoint Online

  • Create a customizable website
  • Automate processes and workflow
  • Store and collaborate on files
  • The default SharePoint Online site storage limit is now 25TB

Learn more about SharePoint Online.

SharePoint Online Modern Communication

  • Publishing site
  • Mobile support
  • Deliver content to a wide audience

Learn more about SharePoint Online Modern Communication.

Microsoft Teams

  • Chat and video conference with your team
  • Share and work on files collaboratively, accessible through the chat interface
  • Customizable – can add web sites and apps such as Planner.

Learn more about Microsoft Teams.

Office 365 Groups

  • Shared Outlook inbox, shared calendar
  • Can be integrated with a Microsoft Team

Learn more about Office 365 Groups.

Click here to request one of these resources from UW IT – ensure you put “Allow external users who accept sharing invitations and sign-in as authenticated users” or “Allow sharing with all external users by using anonymous access links” in the¬†Notes field.

Example of Sharepoint Online document libray

All four of the options will come with a document library. The document library’s interface is the same as an individual OneDrive account’s interface but will be integrated into the four resources in different ways.

SharePoint Doc Library

You can share files with external users, who will receive an email with a link to the document. You can also give membership to UW employees Рfor them, clicking Sync from the library will sync files to their local OneDrive.

ASA-IS OneDrive Resources