collaborating with external users
it will be ery nice if we can collaborate with exernal users too. that is, those outside the organisation
Would really like to see the same features enabled for external users (i.e., clients). I can chat and send gifs, but I cannot transfer files or even images. This isn't very intuitive for a collaborative platform. I haven't tried calling or video calling yet (that's scheduled for later today) but it seems like those features are also heavily redacted (just from reading the other comments on this thread already).
If say, security were an issue, I'd suggest a checkpoint be added when adding/inviting an external user to Microsoft Teams chat. For example, I type in my client's email address. My client gets an invitation asking if he'd like to accept my invite (consent, right?). Then once he clicks Yes, he gets added to my Microsoft Teams. With full features.
PS. Currently I can add just about anybody as an external user and it shows their status... that's actually a little creepy. If I added my client and didn't initiate conversation... he would never know that I know his busy/free times.
Thank you for considering these changes.
Kjell-Erik B. Eilertsen commented
Too many features only works internally in an organization, like MS Stream. Videos added to a Team isonly accessible for internal members. It should also be possible to let external users be owners, making cooperation between organizations easier.
Yes, please add this... so that guest can collaborate on Whiteboard etc.
In general, we would really need outside users to be allowed to do MANY more things! We want to use MS Teams for Training also with external people and they can't really take part in any activity during a meeting (no whiteboard, no polling...).
We always have to switch to Zoom if we want to give a training.
I work on projects with collaborators who are from institutions outside of KP. Until Teams has this function, I feel that I cannot fully utilize this platform. Thanks for your consideration.
LUKE LITTRELL commented
It is vital for Teams to allow for users outside of MS to be part of discussions and collaboration. Our organization uses Teams to collaborate/share files/communicate, but there needs to be a lower level participation allowed for outside users to minimally communicate - think of them like users who get a "Visitor" badge when they walk into the building. For Teams to continue working for our organization and us to not look elsewhere we need this feature.
The ability to allow people outside the organization to participate in discussions is the greatest value in that they can provide information and/or ideas as the project progresses.
The use of Bluebeam as a PDF markup tool allows this in a restricted or open access setting. Teams should do the same!
A lot of our users are used to use IM/calls with external users on SfB. It would be difficult for them to use Teams if this feature is not transposed to Teams.
I think there should be a subsititute for personal skype and other software such as zoom or gotomeeting through teams
Where’s the open federation similar to what Skype had? Guest access seems clunky from a user perspective
Ann Puckett commented
I am not able to add a guest to my Team and cannot figure out how to get this to work - any tricks to this?
I agree as well. We have collaborators outside our licensed organization but they have Office 365 accounts. They should be allowed in our Team!
Marius DT commented
Agree - It will be a good start with at least other Office 365 tenants - sharing document libraries and channels for granular access