Chat with users from other tenants/organizations
I would like to have option to find people from other organizations/tenants and chat with them.
1/ Teams user to teams user.
2/ Teams user to Skype for Business user.
We just split our tenant between two companies in our organization. And it's really hard to explain to users that they have another identity in the other tenant.
I really look forward to really federate two Teams organizations.
It's very disappointing that this isn't currently possible, it is one of the primary reasons for the tool to exist in the first place: collaboration. We have come up with so many workarounds to be able to continue using Teams it's not even funny. It doesn't even look like everyone is using the same tool (Teams) made by the same company (Microsoft), because everything is incompatible with itself whenever you need to contact someone from a different tenant, even from the same company.
In fact, many employees are just giving up and using other platforms where they can actually chat together or else the project can't move forward. If this trend continues, we will end up having to cancel Teams because that's not workable at all, this "feature" is a must-have.
It's specifically frustrating that you can't communicate between 2 tenants which belong to the same company.
Very frustrating. We work with a number of outsourced partners, and vendors. Need to be able to bring them into meetings, and so forth.
Alexia Bros commented
Any update on this topic ? it's really difficult to work without this feature
David McKnight commented
Having to change tenants to use the features of Teams is the primary reason we have been slow to deploy to our clients. They are not going to think to switch to our tenant to check to see if there is anything worth looking at -- they need to be proactively notified to look (and the little number above the tenant switch is not it). They need to get a banner that says a message has come in, or an @mention is there -- or there is other activity in a channel they are following. Without this, the collaboration promise falls way short.
This is the principal issue I find for adopting Teams. When I am in a teams call, I cannot see or answer chats from other organizations.
+1 , the need to switch between orgs to see new chat messaged in other orgs is really inconvenient and blocks effective collaboration across companies.
Hrvoje Kusulja commented
This is working on production ...
Hrvoje Kusulja commented
I am also interested in chatting with other accounts which are outside organization, without having for me, or them, to switch account inside teams app.
Tom Foster commented
We have regional Office 365 Tenants and being able to chat between them without switching from one account to another (primary in local tenant to guest in another tenant) is critical functionality for a collaboration tool.