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Understanding Permissions In Office 365: Inheritance And Limited Access

In our series on SharePoint permissions we have covered some of the basics that can help you understand how to create users, configure groups and add them to SharePoint. In this post we look at the concept of Permissions Inheritance and Limited Access.  These two concepts play a primary role in the implementation of custom permissions.

  • Video 1:  Inheritance
  • Video 2: Limited Access

Watching these videos will help you understand at a very high level what happens when you assign unique permissions to items within SharePoint.

And don’t forget to check out our previous videos, which take a high level view of how permissions are managed within SharePoint Online and a more detailed look at SharePoint permissions.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Jennifer Mason.

Jennifer Mason has over eight years of SharePoint experience and is a frequent blogger, speaker, author and community contributor around SharePoint products and technologies. Her primary focus is helping organizations get the most value from SharePoint by building solutions using the tools provided out–of-the-box to bring immediate ROI to the organization.

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