New Video Upload : Unstructured vs Structured Extranets in Office 365

In case you missed this week’s webinar, Peter Carson (@carsonpeter), a Microsoft MVP in Office Apps & Services, President of the Toronto SharePoint User Group, and President of Extranet User Manager (EUM.co) was kind enough to present as part of the Utah SharePoint User Group (#UTSPUG) and Microsoft User Group Utah (#MUGUT) on his topic of “Unstructured vs Structured Extranets in Office 365.” Peter has been sharing all of the latest developments around SharePoint, Office 365, and Azure for a couple years now, and is constantly updating this topic as Microsoft makes changes to the external sharing capabilities, and as his company EUM expands on their extranet solution.

From the webinar description:

When building an extranet in Office 365, you need to ensure your extranet strategy aligns with your business. In this webinar, Peter discusses two types of extranets: Unstructured and Structured.

Unstructured extranets are when you collaboratively work with external parties in your organization in a smaller ad-hoc way. This can be in the form of secure link sharing and newly announced at SharePoint Conference 2019 request files from others.

Structured extranets are for larger groups of collaborators with a wide array of roles and permissions. This sort of extranet requires a formal governance and permission plan to ensure users only have access to information they require. Azure AD B2B provides the fundamental basis for larger user group access, but there are inherent limitations that do not support delegation to the business.

Peter covers the out-of-the-box extranet capabilities and gaps with using SharePoint and Azure AD B2B, including

–Unstructured extranets and the OOTB functionalities of Office 365
–Recent announcements about external sharing
–Structured extranets and Azure AD B2B
–Extranet User Manager’s value-add to Azure B2B
–Newly built Groups and Users SPFx Webpart
–EUM Flow Connector


To learn more about webinars and events in Northern Utah, join the #MUGUT Meetup at https://www.meetup.com/Microsoft-User-Group-Utah/

Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and Office Servers and Services MVP, the Founder & CEO of CollabTalk LLC, an independent research and technical marketing services firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and CMO of revealit.io, a blockchain-based video technology company.