Let's Talk about SharePoint Permissions And O365/Teams Permissions
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Jun 11, 2023 8:53 PM

Let's Talk about SharePoint Permissions And O365/Teams Permissions

by HubSite 365 about Andrew Hess - MySPQuestions

Currently I am sharing my knowledge with the Power Platform, with PowerApps and Power Automate. With over 8 years of experience, I have been learning SharePoint and SharePoint Online

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I feel like the question about SharePoint Permissions comes up a lot. In order to discuss permissions we really have to understand the basics. In this video we

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SharePoint permissions are an important part of understanding how to use the platform. This video covers the basics including when the site is a O365 Group site and a MS Team Site. It explains when it is important to break inheritance in order to manage permissions, and which permission level is required to create site columns and site content types. Topics covered include creating a O365 Group Site, the differences between SharePoint site and O365 Group Site permissions, sharing a site in O365 Group and normal SP Site, advanced permission settings, creating a new SharePoint Group, and creating a MS Team from a O365 Group. Understanding SharePoint permissions will help users get the most out of the platform.

This text appears to be a summary or script for a video tutorial on SharePoint permissions. SharePoint is a web-based collaborative platform from Microsoft that integrates with Microsoft Office. It is commonly used for document management and storage but is highly configurable.
In this tutorial, the speaker discusses the basic principles of SharePoint permissions, focusing on the differences when a site is configured as an O365 Group site or as a Microsoft Teams site. Here's a brief breakdown:

  1. SharePoint permissions Permissions determine what users can see and do in SharePoint. They can be assigned to individual users, groups of users, or even to public users.
  2. O365 Group site: When you create an Office 365 group, SharePoint automatically creates a new group site. This site has the same permissions as the group, meaning everyone in the group has access to it.
  3. Microsoft Teams site: When you create a new team in Microsoft Teams, SharePoint automatically creates a new team site. The permissions for this site are tied to the team, so team members automatically have access.
  4. Breaking inheritance: SharePoint uses a system of inheritance for its permissions. By default, all subsites, lists, libraries, folders, and items inherit their permissions from their parent object. However, it's possible to "break" this inheritance and set unique permissions. The speaker recommends doing this at the library level or folder level but advises against doing it at the item level. Breaking inheritance at the item level can create a complex permissions structure that is difficult to manage.
  5. Creating site columns and site content types: These are elements that help to structure and classify the content in SharePoint. To create them, you need to have owner-level permissions.

Please note that while this tutorial provides an introduction to these concepts, it doesn't cover best practices for SharePoint permissions. The speaker indicates that they plan to create a separate tutorial on that subject.


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