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  1. Guest Access

    Collaboration is a core element of how we work which requires the creation of extended teams on a project or long term engagement. Whilst the majority of our teams are internal staff, there is still a critical element of any project that requires the inclusion of our clients and/or external vendors. It is imperative that Microsoft Teams allows for the easy (but secure) inclusion of external parties for the length of any project or engagement.

    This is why historically products like Groups etc. have not been adopted as widely as we would hope. If the tool only allows for 60-70%…

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      734 comments  ·  Guest Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      No big news on this topic. Just letting you know that we continue to work on this and progress is being made.

      As Suphatra stated, there is a FAQs in the Guest Access Help Article. Just click the “FAQs” tab here: aka.ms/GuestAccessHelp

      -Warren

    • Guest access should be implemented at the Channel level

      Once I enabled guest access on the tenant I can enable guest access to a team, but I can't give guest access to a single channel. There should be a way to do this as I will now need to create a guest team and an internal team when I share teams with customers.

      266 votes
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        22 comments  ·  Guest Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Guest Access to see Planner Tasks

        Hello, I have a question about MS Teams Guest Access. Is there any working on Guest acces to login-sign in MS teams planner or tasks?
        Guest Accounts can see chat, folders etc but can not open planner tasks ?
        Thanks.

        44 votes
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          under review  ·  9 comments  ·  Guest Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • collaborating with external users

          it will be ery nice if we can collaborate with exernal users too. that is, those outside the organisation

          34 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Guest Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Eliminate "Context" Switching from Guest Feature

            The new guest feature is a great start, but it feels more like a bolt-on than a core part of the experience. I'd like to see you be able to converse/collaborate as a guest in other organizations without needing to switch between tenants.

            Each context switch takes several seconds and is disruptive, I know I'm being picky here, but I believe this would help keep the end user experience smooth and drive adoption.

            Thanks!

            32 votes
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              4 comments  ·  Guest Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Able to allow guest access for special teams (o365 groups) only, not all

              Same concept already in for SharePoint Online sites, disable guest access on tenant level and set for special single sites only "allow external sharing", must be possible also for teams (o365 groups), in same way, current situation at the moment a show stopper for us, current domain handling not a solution

              29 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Guest Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Account switching not Working Correctly

                Using the Guest Access in Teams for Desktop and Android versions. When I'm signed into my primary Office 365 Account, there is an "Accounts" choice available that lists my primary account and another Team that I have access to.

                I've attached two screenshots. One is the menu from within Desktops where the Accounts section is available (Primary Account) the second is the menu where the Accounts selection is not available (Guest Account)

                When the Guest Access first came out, I could switch back and forth between the two and would see notifications for the other Team when they came up.

                16 votes
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                  under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Guest Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • List guest teams like Yammer

                  Instead of having to select tenant, pls have all teams in one list and mark those in other tenants with a globe. Much like Yammer.

                  Also have notifications displayed in the same manner. I.e one experience for everybody with no need to switch tenants.

                  It would give everybody a clearer and easier way of keeping track of all your teams, no matter of where they reside.

                  16 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Guest Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Alerts in guest tenants

                    When you've been given access to a team as a guest there is currently no way to be alerted. All the little red notification only appear when you visit the guest team's tenant within Microsoft Teams. A notification on the account in "Your Accounts" would probably work.

                    15 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Guest Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Remove "Team has guests" after last guest has been removed.

                      Remove "Team has guests" after last guest has been removed.

                      10 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Guest Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Trying to add an external member to the team results in error: "You are not authorized"

                        Microsoft Teams indicates that I can add external members: "You can also add people outside your organization as guests by typing their email addresses.". However, when I try to add an external member with an Office 365 work account, I get an error message "You are not authorized".

                        10 votes
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                          6 comments  ·  Guest Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Do not allow adding guests to a Team from people picker if guest access is disabled

                          When guest access is disabled for Microsoft Teams, do not allow the ability for members to add a Guest. This option is disabled by default and can be viewed/activated by going to:

                          Admin Center -> Settings -> Services & add-ins -> Microsoft Teams -> Settings by user/license type

                          This is a source of confusion for end users because it allows members to specify a guest user by email address in the people picker control. The Teams application then proceeds to sends the email to the guest user, only to have the guest not be able to view the Team after…

                          8 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Guest Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Channel Mgmt

                            Need ability to set security controls at the Channel Level, especially when External Guests are invited to the Team site.

                            8 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Guest Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Guest access to online meeting

                              Skype for business online meetings allows for guests to join by simply typing in their name. Can Teams implement the same feature? I use skype for business to conduct product previews online to prospective clients with screen sharing, I can't do that with teams right now.

                              8 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Guest Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Option to skip Getting Started screens on Guest access

                                Whenever you accept an invitation to join a Team as a guest, you have to click Next through the getting started screens (four of them?). Add a Skip option on the first screen to bypass seeing the rest of them, if you are already familiar with Guest access (usually because you are already a guest in other Teams).

                                6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Guest Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Ability to easily switch between accounts in Teams as easily as OneDrive

                                  Today we can easily switch between multiple tenant accounts in the OneDrive App without a long log off log on process. We need to be able to do the same with Teams, both for the App and for the Desktop.

                                  5 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Guest Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • onedrive consumer

                                    please add the ability yo use OneDrive, consumer versión, to it, no only OneDrive for Business, because, some of the customers have regular OneDrive and that's how they share some ítems with us.

                                    5 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Guest Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Shared Channels between Organizations

                                      Slack is now supporting the following:

                                      Shared Channels between Orgs: https://slackhq.com/introducing-shared-channels-where-you-can-work-with-anyone-in-slack-8c5d2a943f57

                                      Private Shared Channels between Orgs: https://slackhq.com/private-shared-channels-are-now-available-b187046b1bea

                                      Please ensure that Teams supports both of these features as they're likely to be considered critical requirements from a conversation-based collaboration platform in 2018.

                                      The experience should be as follows:
                                      1) Admin should be able to allow channels to be shared between orgs.
                                      2) Teams members should be able to invite Guests to channels.
                                      3) Teams members should be able to select who will externally be the "Self-Service Admin" of the channel on the other Orgs side.
                                      4) Global Admins on both sides…

                                      4 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Guest Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Guests should be able to send files in private chats

                                        Guest can send files/images inside channels but not inside private chats. Without that feature the communication with external developers or testers is almost not possible or had to be done inside a channel, which would disturb other team members.

                                        4 votes
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                                          under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Guest Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Guest-Access not working properly

                                          Hey guys

                                          I've noticed that a few things with your guest accounts aren't working properly.

                                          - I can't access Teams on iOS where I'm listed as a guest (working on android)
                                          - I can't access a Planner-List (doesn't load login screen) in a team where I'm guest.

                                          These are the ones I noticed so far.

                                          Kind regards

                                          4 votes
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