Show Teams from Guest Tenant in Sections rather than switching Tenant
Instead of having to switch Tenant, why not add a section Guest where Teams from other Tenants are displayed while still displaying our home tenant Teams.
Kris Cruickshank commented
Right now, this is in my top 2 issues with Teams. We work very closely with out sister companies and parent companies. We are each separate organisations from a MS perspective and we can't collaborate well, with Orgs being separate. Switching is just ruining the experience.
Just moved from Slack Enterprise Grid which did this really well.
For global companies with more tenants this feature would be very very useful
Aakash Shah commented
One way to address this is the way Slack addresses this: Slack shows different Workspaces (or Tenants from the O365 perspective) on the left side of the window. Users can easily click on any of these other account connections and immediately see their content without any delays with needing to switch tenants (we currently experience delays in Teams when doing this). It also allows maintaining your presence as available in multiple tenants.
While opening the other tenant in another browser is technically an option, it is not seamless, and if the browser happens to be closed, user's can miss messages and would need to wait for the missing activity notifications.
Aakash Shah commented
This is often a problem in the EDU sector where the campus Health/Medical center is on a separate tenant from the general campus tenant. Communicating between the two tenants requires needing to switch from Tenant1 to Tenant2 to communicate, but that makes it difficult to continue to communicate with people on Tenant1 until you switch back, and urgent messages can be missed.
City-wide responses to COVID-19 require this capability.
Mehrdad Saadatmand commented
There should be a smarter and much easier way to switch between tenants! The current way discourages people from using Teams and many may miss important notifications and activities.
As federal agencies all start using teams and inviting each other to their tenants, we are going to end up with 15 guest tenants to keep track of. Make this simple and integrated and you will see Teams adoption continue to grow.
This would save me time and also not having to monitor the activity in my Guest Tenants from the drop down in the top right hand corner of my Teams desktop UI
I regularly miss activity because of this
David McKnight commented
Working across tenants is just *painful* right now.
For instance, I get a meeting request from a client, and it appears on my calendar in my own tenant. So I join the meeting. Then they refer to a document in their tenant, where I'm a guest -- but now I have to switch tenants.
I looked at setting up a channel meeting, and tested that with a guest account. The guest receives the meeting invite, but when going to the channel, can't join the meeting. CAN join a Meet Now meeting in the channel, but not one scheduled.
There has GOT to be a better way to manage this. Right now, the work-around is to open the other tenant in Edge, but that is not ideal either. If the second tenant allowed me to stay connected to the first tenant, it would make life a lot easier.