New feature in O365: Sharing links that block download
Posted by Patti Wenglikowski on 12/10/2018
Do you have files with information that you want to share with others, but do not want them to download their own copy of the file? Office 365 has just released a new feature that blocks downloads. Using Office Online, users are now able to share a link to an Office document that blocks the recipients from downloading copies but still allows them to view the document in Office Online.
Users can create links that block download by using the common Sharing experience that exists across Office 365. By going into Link Settings you will be able to toggle the "block download" option for view-only links.
Microsoft OneDrive for Business lets you store, share, and sync your work or school files. Learn about OneDrive for Business with this online training video (2:19).
Login to Office 365 (O365)
Using the latest Edge or Chrome browser, navigate to: https://portal.office.com and login to O365 with your Active Directory credentials (those you use to login to a Windows computer).
Move your Files and Folders
After watching the online training video, you will be ready to move your files and folders from your H: Drive to OneDrive (reference video at the :30 marker). Leave your other network file shares (drives) in place. We will be migrating those to SharePoint Document Libraries in the coming months.
In the online training video, you will learn about using Sync (reference video at the 1:50 marker). We recommend that you do not use Sync until you have become comfortable working with your files in OneDrive.