It is more important thatn ever to master what these icons mean. Microsoft has just announced today the public availability of OneDrive sync 64 bits. You can now move a lot more large files to OneDrive and SharePoint and see them synchronise between computer and cloud without issue (fingers crossed for this one since we know from past experience that what gets shipped is not always free from major bugs.
Put your headphones on, this is how I explain the various icons to my users, I hope it is useful!
New how-to Under 3 min: What is “inheritance” in SharePoint
Understanding how Permissions work is an important topic in SharePoint. The basic term to master is called “inheritance” and here is my explanation when teaching users how to deal with permission levels.data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==
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