Better activity notifications when connected to multiple organizations
When using Teams with multiple organizations, there is no clear notification of new content being posted to organizations outside the current organization. I have to remember to periodically check the other organizations for new content manually.
This is slowing adoption of Teams with Guest users because Guests aren't made aware of the new content, and people fall back to email.
In Slack, all slacks/organizations are listed and a dot appears next to any slack that has new content. Some sort of notification system that shows new content across all joined organizations would be helpful. Even better would be a setting for "alert on all new content" or "only alert on new content posted to favorited channels"
I agree with everyone below. The lack of notifications makes being a guest member of other organizations almost worthless. Extremely frustrating.
Lack of notifications has reverted conversations between our company and another back to email.
In this day and age, collaboration model are becoming essential for the success of many organisations. Things are accelarating everywhere and we must communicate faster.
Almost all new productivity apps (ClickUp, Coda, Slack, etc.) aggregate essentials user data (notifications, communication chanels, calendar, tasks, etc.) above workspace/organisation.
This feature would be a good first step toward this new model.
Geoff Schaller commented
This is particularly relevant for calls. Unlike Skype for Business, I cannot receive calls from any accounts other than the one currently selected. People then resort to the physical phone instead to tell me there is a Teams call in progress. It makes Teams as a Skype or Zoom replacement less useful.
We have added vendors to our teams and routinely try to get their attention on Teams to no avail. They need to sign into our organization to see any conversations or notifications and this feature is practically useless to us.