Support multiple organizations without switching
Please allow multiple organizations within teams without switching. Just like Outlook supports multiple email addresses. We work with multiple companies and would like a seamless Teams communication tool.
Please note that users are requesting "Simultaneous display of conversations like in outlook". We need not sign out and sign in (where login is just cached).
e.g. if I have 4 customers, Microsoft, Amazon, google and Apple; then in a single TEAMS console I want to see :
1) Apple (4 new messages)
2) MSFT (100 new messages)
3) AMZ (20 messages)
4) google (0 messages)
I should be able to click--> read/reply to any without having to sign out of another tenant.
Really frustrating why such basic features have to be requested in the first place. Slack supports this, within MSFT ecosystem, outlook already has this. I am a contractor supporting multiple clients and opening different browsers for each is not sustainable.
There is a possibility to use the federation and avoid the constant need for switching. But it needs IT decision maling process and need to be aligned per party to allow federation or not. Which makes it much less interesting.
Need this functionality urgently because I use to work in multiple organizations simultaneously. My customers do not understand, why there is not solution for this feature. It's really annoying!
Javier Solis commented
It really must be simple to switch between different organisational accounts. This seems to be supported in the mobile app, but not in the desktop app?
I cannot receive notifications from the other organization unless I switched to it. Full feature may be tricky but at least we should receive the notifications somehow.
I really really support this! I don't understand why it doesn't have more vote? Is there a duplicate thread?
I find it really counterproductive that I don't just have ALL my teams listed in my teams menu no matter the organization.
Why the **** is this not a thing? It makes the guest feature completely useless for any kind of cross enterprise scenarios.
You want me to visit your team channel you say? So i have to completely cut myself off from all my own corp channels. SOUNDS FREAKING FANTASTIC? HOW ABOUT NO?
We bloody need this feature!
Yes, this feature is very critical, its very tedious to keep switching between tenants and keep missing calls/chats
Yes please. I need to use to computers when need to have both corporations open.
Bill Forney commented
This is a requirement. I have 4 organizations I have to sign in/out of all the time. It's REALLY ANNOYING!
Skype for Business used to do this seamlessly, Teams is a BIG step backwards.
I work for one organization as a middle-person to another organization.
As such, MULTIPLE TIMES EVERY DAY I have "iterative" conversations, where I am taking one person's questions from an external organization, and discussing them with another person in my own organization, then taking clarifications or "questions about the question" back to the first person, i.e. playing middle-person between people in two different Teams instances.
And to "bounce back and forth" I have to change the Teams instance I am "mapped" to, which is extremely clunky.
Skype for Business used to allow me to work with people in two different organizations at the same time.
In addition to being much more difficult to have those middle-person conversations, I miss "reach outs" from other organization than the one I'm currently "mapped to", which kind of defeats the whole purpose of "instant messenger" in many cases.
Even AOL IM, Yahoo IM would work better if they were still around.
With my account I can be in my organization, so not working for the client, or in the client's organization, so not being aware of anything that management tells me. Nice system.
Or at the very least, allow the ability to switch between accounts
Max Kloosterman commented
In addition - would like if it was possible to be able to apply policy packages to guest users. Especially now that multi tenant scenarios are becoming - a lot - more relevant - having to add users to our tenant in order to be able to apply policy packages no longer makes sense.
Our use case in broad terms: we - a non-profit trade organisation - are training employees using teams from organisations who are a member of the trade organisation. They have their own teams tenants and we plan to add them as guest users during the training and after in order to support a community around the training specific topic. Would like to be able to apply the education policy packages to groups of (guest) users
Case also described here:
i like jdmveira's idea of allowing multiple desktop instances
what is currently supported is multiple organizations on a single login. what is needed in addition is multiple logins. (and yes, better support for communicating through all of these without "switching").
switching between dayjob.com and client1.com is an event in itself. but switching to personal.com to communicate with client2.com is an actual logout, login, _then_ switch.
Absolutely supported! It is annoying that I cannot have a call in one organization while replying to IMs/Channels in another organization without dropping the call.
Erika Mireles commented
I agree with this, since it would make us the most enjoyable job, we are currently working with 2 organizations and it is very helpful to activate that option.