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Office 365 Update: Simple sharing links now visible in Office 2013 and 2016

An update in our Office 365 tenant: Simple sharing links now visible in Office 2013 and 2016! Message from Microsoft:

We’re updating SharePoint and OneDrive, so simple sharing links will be visible within Office 2013 and Office 2016. This feature will begin rolling out May 23rd.

How does this affect me?
Currently, Office 2013 and Office 2016 do not display a simple sharing link (a link that anyone inside your organization can access) when organizations have anonymous links disabled in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. With this change, Office clients will display simple sharing links if they have this setting enabled. This will be true, even if they have anonymous (guest) links disabled.
What do I need to do to prepare for this change?
For the most part, you will not need to take any action for this change. If you have disabled anonymous (guest) links, you may want to review the impact of this change, with your company security policies. Update your external sharing settings for your SharePoint Online environment, as appropriate. Please click Additional Information to learn more.

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