Creating a Client Portal in SharePoint Online
IN THIS CHAPTER
Planning for your cloud-based SharePoint environment
Locking down your portal and managing your users
Launching your SharePoint site
Creating and using a SharePoint portal in SharePoint Online is easier than creating an entire environment from scratch (called SharePoint On-Premises). SharePoint Online takes away all of the difficulties in setting up the infrastructure (explored in Chapter 2), but you’re still left with working with SharePoint itself. This means figuring out how to create your online users and what permissions to assign them in the SharePoint site.
In this chapter, you plan and implement a SharePoint portal using SharePoint Online. You add and manage users, as well as manage their permissions on the site.
Planning for Your Client Portal
Planning for SharePoint Online is similar to planning for a regular SharePoint installation in that you have to determine what the site will be used for and the types of activities that need to be supported in that environment. If you haven’t yet read Chapter 2, you should take a look at that while doing your planning. However, a few items are worth noting when planning your Office 365 environment:
The number of resources and the amount of storage space you have available in Office 365 is limited. Storage is easy to understand, but resources are not on the surface. Basically, a number of physical and virtual resources on the hardware and operating system ...