Configuring and Managing SharePoint Settings

SharePoint is a useful tool that provides a wide range of settings to manage files and ensure they are kept secure. This course will take you through how to manage and configure those settings and ultimately give you the knowledge to create SharePoint sites, manage their access down to a user level, and allow for external guest access.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to plan external sharing settings in SharePoint
  • Learn how to manage access configurations
  • Understand how SharePoint tenant and site settings can be managed effectively

Intended Audience

This course is intended for anyone who wants to implement SharePoint in their operations.


There are no prerequisites for this course.



Hello and welcome to Configuring and Managing SharePoint Settings.

My name is Lee Mucciarone, and I am a Microsoft 365 content creator for Cloud Academy. 

I have 4 years of IT experience working for Microsoft, with 2 years of specialized experience as a customer training specialist training users on Microsoft tools.

Every organization has different needs and requirements when it comes to managing files in their environment.

SharePoint, therefore, is a great option for many businesses as it has a wide range of different ways to manage files and ensure they are kept secure.

The ability to create SharePoint sites, manage their access down to a user level, and even allow for external guest access are all possible with SharePoint.

But organizations can even go a step further with all of the options in SharePoint 

Today I’m going to take you through Configuring and Managing all of these settings in your SharePoint environment.

Before we get too deep into the specifics, let’s look at what we will be covering in this course.

Today we will be going over:

  • How to plan external sharing settings
  • How to manage access configurations
  • And how to manage you SharePoint tenant and site settings.


Now that we know what we will be looking at, let's start off with the types of SharePoint Sites and permissions.

About the Author
Learning Paths

Lee has spent most of his professional career learning as much as he could about PC hardware and software while working as a PC technician with Microsoft. Once covid hit, he moved into a customer training role with the goal to get as many people prepared for remote work as possible using Microsoft 365. Being both Microsoft 365 certified and a self-proclaimed Microsoft Teams expert, Lee continues to expand his knowledge by working through the wide range of Microsoft certifications.