Ability to see Private Teams & Request to Join
Will there be an ability to see all Public and Private teams in your environment? And then you can request to join a Private team and an Owner can approve / reject the request to join the private team?
Greg S commented
This would be very helpful indeed. Even better would be an option for a team owner to make the private team searchable. There are many cases where you do NOT want a private team to be seen or known.
My next suggestion would be to make teams searchable and joinable by specific security groups. We have over 100,000 users. I don't want to force people to join teams that are optional, and they shouldn't have to get permission to join them if they are within a security group.
PHIL FRANK commented
This is key. my company is migrating to teams with almost all teams being set to private (this actually makes sense for us). without being able to search among private teams to know of their existence, people won't be able to request to join teams that make sense for them to join. Additionally, as projects close and the private teams stop being active, the work of those teams will become lost to future reference
This would be a great feature, because I also fear the creation of duplicate teams.
But I appreciate there are reasons to hide a private team from being found (as it is today), so a function on the teams properties (tickbox) to allow a private team to be discoverable would be a solution.
Jamey Steinmann commented
You can already do this via the groups in Outlook, however if you request to join there, it'll just add you to the outlook group and you'll still have to be invited to the team. At least you can see the groups for now though. I hope they extend this to teams since that would make it much less confusing and unify the functionality.
This would be great. Without the ability to know about the existence of private teams, a user may just duplicate a team, since teams also allows you to create a team with the same name without any warning, it could get messy quickly.