Create "Edit Online Only" SharePoint permission, or allow for custom permission to achieve this effect
For various reasons, my organization really needs an "Edit Online Only" permission for document collaboration on SP.
Most obviously is the security benefit -- allowing a document to be freely edited, but never downloaded, is the preferred solution when only minimal edits are necessary. Don't overlook this benefit, every single business leader will see value in protecting their IP this way.
There's also a big collaboration need. Imagine blasting 10+ colleagues for their changes in a document. They might all individually download the document, make changes, and send them back, leaving you to piece through their changes to apply them to a master version. This is a nightmare: of course some changes will be duplicated, some will be contradictory, and after all the work, you might need to run the document by everyone again. A better way: post the document on SharePoint, assign "Online Only" permissions, and when sharing, explain project details in your message (e.g., when the edits are due). Now everyone ca...
There are existing solutions to address the needs. For the security, Data Loss Prevention can prevents the enterprise’s data and IP. In terms of the co-authing, Office client has already supported it.
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I agree with original requirement for "Edit online only". There are no settings that allow for a document to be edited online only in Sharepoint/Office365.
Implementing Information Rights Management (IRM) forces you to download a copy. The 'Edit in Browser' option is removed.
We need to give full editing rights but not download. We need the security of never being able to take a document off the locked down secure hosted environment.
Can you please elaborate how to accomplish this effect with DLP and co-authoring? DLP prevents sharing *after* the files are already forked, so not very helpful for me... but maybe there's something in Office's co-authoring that can provide this benefit here?