Office 365 SharePoint and External Users

I am making client sub-sites on my Office 365 SharePoint and want to share out the document library. We really need to get a place where the internal staff members can collaborate with the clients. I know Google docs can do this, but I do not want to have all my staff members get Google accounts, and I do not want them using there personal Google accounts. What is the best way to achieve this.
Kelly-BradyAsked:
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Jamie McAllister MVPSharePoint ConsultantCommented:
The need for a Microsoft account was what I'd seen documented before. This is the requirement.

Or you can share via OneDrive, but that's not intended to be a Team Collaboration space in the same way as SharePoint.
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Jamie McAllister MVPSharePoint ConsultantCommented:
You can share libraries in SharePoint Online. You'll see a Share button, and clicking that opens a dialogue for you to specify who you share with. Last I heard the external party needed Microsoft accounts to access the share, though I did it without that for OneDrive recently so I think it's been expanded out.
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Kelly-BradyAuthor Commented:
You can do that on a file level but was trying to do it on a folder level or even site level
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Jamie McAllister MVPSharePoint ConsultantCommented:
If ticking against a folder the Share button is activated. You can enter the email for an external party. They get an email and clicking the link send them to this page;

share folder signin
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Kelly-BradyAuthor Commented:
Yes i see that, but they do not have a Microsoft account. Trying to avoid having all of our clients make accounts just to share documents. But so far it looks like you either have people make work google accounts or work microsoft accounts. I was hoping there was a better way.
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Kelly-BradyAuthor Commented:
One Drive has the new Groups function that does allow this team collaboration and also gives you One Drive storage but it also can only be used with internal staff members
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Jamie McAllister MVPSharePoint ConsultantCommented:
btw I got this working for site sharing too. Had to go into the site menu and click 'Shared With' to easily find the dialogue.

Share site
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Kelly-BradyAuthor Commented:
I found a work around but it is not Ideal. It would be far easier if they had moved to 365 over google docs. Thank you for the help
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