I want to use multiple Teams accounts at the same time
LOG INTO MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS
Original user posted:
I would like to heave this multi-team/tenant option within “MS Teams”, like in Slack. Currently I’m in four different organization. They’re using all office365, three of them now changed from Slack to Teams. I’ve to permanently login/logout to switch to the related MS Team. This is really time consuming.
Another user says:
We need the ability to sign in with multiple accounts. Many of us have several O365 accounts for various reasons (consulting, etc), and we’d need to be able to access teams directly.
This is not a federation or B2B scenario, but a case where new O365 credentials have been created in another tenant for us. The app today only allows a single signed-in account at a time and that’s a blocker.
SHARED CHANNELS ACROSS TEAMS
From a merged idea:
Please add support for shared channels which could be used in multiple teams. Suppose there is one company-wide team with multiple channels. It would be great if all teams within the company could include these channels or at least one of them in their own team. In that way you don’t have to recreate the channel for every team again.
We know you are patiently waiting for this feature. This feature is being implemented in stages. Fast tenant switching is currently in testing both internally and with early customers. We expect to release to the public in the Fall. I’ll post an update once it’s rolling out.
Full multi-tenant, multi-user support will be added after fast tenant switching.
Philip Worrell commented
1. I have not seen that problem
2. Yes using multiple tenants, mostly one prod and and a Dev tenant, but I can see global organisations with split tenants having this issue.
3. Working simultaneously on development projects with third party development teams and changing tenant settings and demoing teams from Dev, whilst keeping prod as a governed environment
1. I just use multiple Chrome profiles, so this did not come up for me
2. see 1. which is NOT cool. The desktop app should support multiple identities
3. External consultant
1. Yes - at a customer with my account in their tenant.
2. I don't - to much hassle
3. As a consultant I work both in our own (need to be able to invite external/customers) Teams environment and in several customers environments.
1. i do`t have this issue
2. For My company tenant i am using client app, for other tenants web access using InPrivate mode. I see two ways for solving this - multitenant Teams client app or possibility add external user to Teams with the same functionality as internal user.
3. I am consultant and i am working for many clients with implemented Teams.
Stig Stavik commented
1. I have no issues regarding this. However - it's not possible (?) to see which tenant is currently logged in. No email-address is displayed for the current logged in user.
2. I need to sign in and out of multiple accounts multiple times a day to keep up with what's happening across my teams.
3. Consulting and side projects with people from different organizations.
I would love to switch from Slack, but the multi-tenant issues makes this a show stopper.
3. We are doing business with multiple clients and are using teams for each project we have at work. It would be handy to be able to add persons from our clients into our team to be able to communicate with them more directly. With slack it was possible to invite a user outside your organization into the chat. It would make it even more handy to be able to limit these users to for example in a limited number of channels they could see.
Chris K Ellsworth commented
I am a Consultant that works with multiple companies. as i work to move them to office 365 and using Microsoft teams instead of Slack, being able to switch between multiple teams is highly important.
Frank Merino commented
I can't speak for everyone else but my company does a lot of work to get companies on o365. We use teams internally and my clients who I also have accounts for are using teams now too. It would be great to do that while still being logged into my tenant
1. I don't have this issue. My frustration is that I have to log out of one tenant and then into the other to use Teams. I would prefer to just switch profiles (like "Switch User")
2. I am a consultant and have a start up. Both are obviously very separate businesses and so need to be kept separate. The current process of logging in and out is frustrating.
3. See point 2.
Vincent Biret commented
In my case there are two things: first being able to participate to discussions in different organizations. I guess external users would cover this scenario.
Then I also need to separate concerns between my professional account, my community account (think groups, associations, school boards...) and so on. In that scenario I'd like to be able to quickly switch accounts without login in/out and also get notifications across accounts.
Q2. Like for any Office 365 product, if require log into multiple tenants or Standard User/Admin - Need to use other Browsers, InPrivate/Incognito mode or use Chrome - Manage people
Q3. Consulting/Managed Services - Would prefer external access now (Can it before June??) , so doesn't require a standard account that consumes the customer's licence. There is no real B2B Tenant to Tenant solution, so need separate accounts for some situations and not willing to invest in Azure Access Control Service (ACS) when two years ago it was classified as deprecated
Mike Gilronan commented
As a consultant, I tend to work with several clients each week. I may be actively engaged on one project when another client brings up an ad hoc question, or I may be splitting my time among multiple concurrent projects. I have my own O365 tenant, as does each of my clients. It would serve me very well to be able to see all of my clients' (shared/federated) team channels via a single instance of my Teams application. I am not familiar with the workaround you describe above. For SharePoint, I can use profiles in my (Chrome) browser to be in separate tenants concurrently. For Skype for Business, I can federate with external parties. Something similar in Teams would be a very compelling and useful tool for consultants.
Ingo Dettmar commented
We would appreciate the ability to use multiple accounts at the same time to communicate under shared accounts for our service desk, standby team, etc.
Andrew Morpeth commented
2. How are you currently using Teams across multiple tenants? Signing in and out which is painful and removes ability to be notified of new messages etc
3. What kind of work are you in that requires multiple tenant use? Consultancy - need to be able to join teams hosted by our company as well as others.
Sean McHugh commented
Sometimes, we have clients that require us to utilize accounts that they maintain and control.
I've a had a play on teams, and yes not having the ability to sign in multiple office365 accounts can be frustrating. Maybe a solution similar to the OneDrive app, where you have a "me" tab where you can swap accounts, edit your profile, etc.
I think what's everybody wants is to uses multiple Teams account at the same time in the desktop app.
Like we can have multiple Emails accounts setup in the mail app.
as a consulting guy, I'm working with multiple companies (which all have Office 365). So I have to collaborate with them, and receive notifications etc...
There is 2 options:
able to connect multiple accounts (1 for each customer I have, as I have an account with each of them) at the same time in Teams
be able to connect my customer's Teams through my own Office 365 account (so the customer dont have to pay for a license on its side for me); like I can use my Skype For Business to do conference calls with my customers
David Baldacchino commented
More than logging in to multiple accounts, we need the ability to work with users outside the strict definition of a "team". Slack and Cisco Spark already do this well. Here's a user story: I'm employed by an organization and have an account with them. I need to collaborate with a lot of users OUTSIDE my organization in a simple manner, without the burden of having to create and manage multiple accounts.
Ryan Calafato commented
I am a consulting agency and we use Office365 for our own needs. I have a client, that is also an Office365 customer. We're collaborating on a long-term project. 5 people from my agency will be working on this project, including me. My client has given me an account in their directory. The client wants to use Teams to manage the project. I'm the only person from my agency who can access Teams for this project, and we're still managing our out Team space for collaboration. The goal is that everyone that needs to can access the Team space for the project, using the desktop app, and with a single logon.
Matt Rogers commented
"3. What kind of work are you in that requires multiple tenant use?"
As an entrepreneur I work in numerous businesses, and have different email accounts for them. Subcontractors might have a similar situation. Every company I deal with needs to have its own Office tenant. As of now, I can't use Teams with all of them -- only one at a time.