The new “share” feature in SharePoint 2013

 Feb 21, 2014

SharePoint 2013 introduces a new share feature known as “Sharing a Site.” In today's blog post, I'll go through what this feature is and how it can be used for different purposes. On the top right hand corner of every SharePoint site, there is a “Share” button. To share a site, simply click on this button and type in the names of those with whom you'd like to share it with. Once you have typed in the names and hit share, the site owner of that site receives an access request email. Share in SharePoint 2013 As an owner of a site, you can go to the site settings and view the access permissions. Site owners are able to grant the user access to the site by linking them with a suitable permission level. Those whom you have shared the site with will get an email invitation with a link to the site. Note that when a site owner shares a site with someone, then there is no approval process. The user is granted permission as per the level of rights decided by the site owner. If a user shares the site with another person, the owner must grant permission. You can also share a single document, rather than an entire site, by uploading the document to SkyDrive Pro. When you are ready to share the document, click on the 'Lock' icon next to the document. 'Invite People' by typing the names of your members and press 'Enter.' As you invite people, the 'Lock' icon will change to indicate that the document is being shared. If you share the document with people outside of your company, they will need to sign in using a free Microsoft account. However, you can work around this by unchecking the require sign-in option. If this is unchecked, they will not have to sign in. SharePoint's share feature can also be used for sharing files on social media platforms such as LinkedIn and Facebook. If you want to find out more about SharePoint 2013, be sure to take a look at New Horizons' SharePoint 2013 course offerings. 

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San Roy  

San is a highly skilled IT Infrastructure professional with over 15 years experience in a technical training capacity. Throughout his career as a technical training consultant San Has been responsible for the development of numerous IT professionals, providing knowledge and expertise in the areas of Server Operating Systems, Database Management Systems, Messaging and Collaboration. San primarily specialises in delivering training in Microsoft products including Windows Server OS, Windows Client OS, SQL Server, SharePoint Server and Exchange Server. Through his years of practical experience as a technical trainer he is able to provide added insight and value to students that reach beyond the scope of a standard course outline. San has established himself as one of New Horizons' preferred trainers by continually bringing a combination of technical expertise and personality to the classroom each day.

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