Public Section of Private Teams
It would be great to have a public section for private teams, or the ability to link a feed from a private team into a public team.
For instance, we may have a team that is private and deals with network issues. They may want a public channel where they can provide updates to existing issues or answer questions users may have. Otherwise, you may end up with two teams in this instance: a private network team and a public network team.
This also could allow a public wiki as we use wiki's for documentation containing "how to" for users.
J Tenneson commented
We've only been using teams for a month and I already have encountered multiple cases where this functionality would be highly valuable.
Use case 1: Cross LOB Communication
We have a team for an API project. Most of the work is internal and would be noise to anyone 'listening in'. So making the entire team public is too much 'noise' for anyone following. However if 1 channel was made public, then interested parties could join that channel and have relevant cross-LOB communication in that channel, while most of the nuts and bolts (which is noise to them) is invisible.
As a Product Manager I want to create a channel that allows technical collaboration between LOBs without exposing external teams to all the nuts and bolts of what is needed.
Use Case 2: Limiting Access to Sales/Marketing/Account Execs/Others who take a little bit of information and run crazy with it.
I don't want to give Sales/Marketing/etc access to the development team, because they'll ask if something is 'possible', not if it's 'practical' (you know, that whole, given enough time, resources, and funding, virtually anything is possible).
As a Product Manager I want to be able to invite external stakeholders to a specific channel of a team to concentrate conversation inside of 1 team without giving them access to all the making of the sausage.
Jamey Steinmann commented
This seems counter intuitive to the purpose of a private team. I think this would be better solved by existing feature requests which are asking for the ability to configure channel permissions and make them available for a subset of team members.