I’m having the next drawback in understating how the license for sharepoint on-line works relating to exterior customers sharing. now i heard many shoppers mentioning the next:-
They wish to share websites and information with exterior consumer (for instance customers with Hotmail accounts), as no further license value is required, not like including customers to Workplace 365 which would require license to be paid.
now i attempted to check this state of affairs:-
- i configure my Workplace 365 SharePoint on-line, to permit Sharing with Exterior customers.
- then i share a file with an exterior consumer, the place the exterior consumer obtained an e-mail, containing a hyperlink to the shared file. and the exterior consumer can entry the file, and we didn’t have to purchase a license for this exterior consumer.
my questions are:-
so can anybody recommendation if sharing information or websites with exterior customers don’t require further license? if the reply is Sure, then am i able to be very naive and ask why to not create Hotmail accounts for all our customers and drive them to make use of these accounts to entry sharepoint on-line websites!!
now as i discussed i shared a file with exterior consumer, and this consumer was in a position to entry the file. however when i checked the Customers and Visitors inside Workplace 365, i cannot discover this consumer!! however when i share a web site with the consumer the consumer was added contained in the workplace 365 Customers. so i’m not certain why sharing a file with a consumer is not going to add him to the Workplace 365 customers? whereas including a consumer to the location will add him to the Workplace 365 customers listing?