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What if users who access Yammer connected O365 don't have their SharePoint license enabled?  Will they be able to access all files?  Will we be out of compliance since their SPO licnese is not enabled.

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Hi Erin. I expect that a SharePoint license is required. I know it's required for an Outlook group and for a Microsoft Team. Going forward, Yammer Files will become more integrated into the SharePoint document library. I don't there is provision for an Office 365 user in the same organization, without a SharePoint license, to take advantage of the SharePoint guest user access.
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As Darrell mentioned - the key is to have 'a' SharePoint license - as long as there is one in the tenant, the functionality will be provisioned.

 

From a licensing perspective though the goal of course would be to have all users in compliance since they are using the functionality. I'd refer you to the TrueUp process and your Microsoft Acoount Team.

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What about Guests? Yammer and Groups have this option - I'm not sure if this requires a license in Yammer though?
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if the users accessing yammer group don't SharePoint license, they won't be able to access the files stored in SharePoint document library.
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Great, thanks.  Wonder why that doesn't work in general outside of Yammer (where if you give somone a link to a SPO site, they can access even if there SPO license isn't enabled).

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Sorry, I should clarify myself. Yammer doesn't do anything special about SharePoint license, so we will rely on whatever the existing behavior SharePoint provides.