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.
Jim E commented
In addition to the other problems listed around the context switch, we are struggling with the inability to search across all Channels across all Organizations with a single search.
Switching to each Org to search and find something is time consuming and a frustrating end-user experience.
Getting negative feedback from partner organisations about the slowness of switching. +1 for working out a solution to make this software a serious team collaboration contender.
Daniel V commented
I'm using Teams from the beginning and have a lot of own teams, some teams that customers are hosting and some teams, that I own but share with customers/partners. Switching tenants is a nightmare in the meantime and the question, who is hosting a team gets more and more difficult to be answered.
I heavily support this idea to have all teams within one context without having to switch teams.
I'm really wondering, why we only have 56 votes...
James Snape commented
Switching tenants is way too slow. So much that I put off switching as long as I can - usually waiting for my phone to beep a notification.
Not being able to see everything in one place means, as a consultant with multiple clients, I can't respond quickly enough.
Alexander Næss commented
Agree with everyt thing here. It is difficult to keep track of the different teams in different tenants when you don't see the notifications.
And i'd like to add, when i'm in my organizations tenant, I see the option for switching to external tenant, but when in external tenant, this option is not there. The only way to go back to my organization's tenant is to log off and start the application again. If in web browser, i have to log off and all open office 365 tabs also logs off.
Please do something about this.
Shaun Ritchie - EUC commented
This is an extremely prohibitive user experience. All channels need to be visible on the same screen
Unless this is fixed "guest access" is almost completely useless. I need to see all my teams across all accounts in one single Teams screen.
Switching between accounts in order to know what is happening in the other account makes no sense as I also don't receive notifications.
Jeremy Thake commented
Please don't underestimate how many people will be in external teams. With Slack I have 7 different teams I am a member of. I have no problems at all keeping up as the external networks all have badge notifications. This is causing a HUGE adoption problem for the three external projects I'm working on right now where people aren't engaging because they don't get notifications.
Aaron Marks commented
Teams should handle this like Slack at a minimum where different Organizations are visible on the left-side of the app. You should be able to see how many notifications as a "Badge App Icon". Monitoring multiple orgs currently requires keeping multiple browser windows open and using Chrome to manually enable notifications. Please make the the multi-org scenario seamless everywhere.
Andy Bocko commented
The Teams client(s) should list all teams in the same view regardless of their home tenant.