External User Access in SharePoint Online

SharePoint Online supports several types of participation by external users without the need for additional licenses. These access categories can help organizations work with off-site contractors, vendors, and other business partners to maintain sites, documents, and libraries without purchasing additional licenses. However, organizations should plan guest access policies carefully before implementing them, paying attention to data security, compliance, and manageability features, some of which could require the purchase of additional Microsoft services.

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