Org-wide teams for education tenants
Currently org-wide teams are not available for education tenants. They would be very beneficial as there are numerous use cases where students need automatically be enrolled in specific teams. Auto-add with dynamic groups is an option, however it is not accessible to tenants that do not have AD Premium licenses.
Ricardo Cruz commented
Hello I need this facilities.
Hello, we need this because we have a democratic school and there are three teams that I constantly need to add members to so that the team will show up in their list. One of these is for school announcements, which I imagine many schools would utilize.
It will help a great deal to have the org-wide team option made available to us as Education Tenants.
please enable!!!!! would be helpful with schools and COVID 19!
Brady Gallese commented
Was hoping to enable this for my institution to help in the possibility that we may be going to all online classes for a period of time due to the coronavirus/COVID-19. Should this happen, all campus community members will not be seeing one another in informal/unstructured settings, it'd be nice to have an all-users team where everyone could connect and collaborate without being added to teams for formal group/class/etc.
Basil Kurian Varghese commented
Expecting org-wide teams will be available for education tenants too, auto enrollments will resolve most of the issues for starting a specific set of task which all are involved.
Hello, are there any new developments to this idea? org-wide-teams would be a perfect solution to inform all 1200 users of our campus about short-term events. Please reply to email@example.com
I'm amazed this isn't a feature. We could replace our loudspeaker system + distribute newsletters with a school-wide team. There are many possible uses. Please get this in place.
Especially in schools, short, fast information for pupils is an important possibility. We are not allowed to use WhatsApp for data protection reasons and so "teams" is really important.
To enable our headmaster to announce dates and short-term changes, an org-wide-channel would be a great support, since more than 1200 pupils and teachers attend our school.
In a large company like Microsoft or Volkswagen the boss won't write directly to all employees. In a school, this is a great opportunity for a director or IT team.
Dominique Bugmann commented
It's a very important feature to have one big information channel org-wide.
AD Premium isn't an pricey option :)
Anders Wallin commented
Yes, please enable ASAP.