Hi everyone -- I'm splitting this feature out from the "Guest Access" feature request so that you can weigh in on this specific issue and provide feedback for it here. Please write in the comments what you would like to see with Federation and I will incorporate it into this description. -Suphatra
#1 -- When our team have a live call meeting we can not add people to the call that doesn't belong to the team, even if they are from the same company. Additionally can we brought client which will be federated.
#2 -- Need to be able to P2P chat/call/screen share with federated partners and other Office 365 tenants that are trusted by default. Need to be able to add all of these same people into meetings.
Interop escalation from Teams to a Teams meeting is now available when the Teams user selects the desktop sharing button in an in-tenant interop thread with a Skype for Business user or in a cross-tenant interop federation thread.
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We need to be able to allow collaboration with outside users at scale, so can't do this on a one after another / individual level but need controls @domain.com level.
Let's go federation!
this feature should include a list of tenants in which UPN is registered
and it should be possible to switch between the tenants (just like on portal.azure.com)
otherwise it would be a mess in the teams and chats list
Stephen Dalby commented
What we need to understand here is will there, in the long term, be a Skype for Business Client or should we simply expect that to be replaced with Teams. This is becoming the all-singing Office 365 client.
Currently Skype for Business controls user features calls at a different level and you can apply 'Skype settings' that are part of the group policy and set usage rights.
Meetings in Teams does not always accommodate these settings at the moment so that users can do things in Skype in teams that are not always possible in Skype for Business.
So will we see the Teams Skype feature simply replicate the existing Skype for Business settings (and thus become the Skype client) so that it adheres to the Corporate Skype settings?
James Arber commented
The Guest Access feature is nice, but its clunky to sign out of Teams and Sign in again on a clients. Federation similar to Skype4B would be a brilliant way to allow users to be members of multiple Teams tenants whilst still allowing users to see the benefits their local Teams instance provides.
Josh Sullins (Michelin) commented
Yes, please!!!!! Let's go federation!
David Rosenthal commented
We need to differentiate what federation means in this blended world please. Federation in the Skype world is something completely different than federation in the SharePoint world. We are now blending these worlds together in Teams, so we need to properly understand what we are talking about here and what capability is being offered.
Need to be able to P2P chat/call/screen share with federated partners and other Office 365 tenants that are trusted by default.
Need to be able to add all of these same people into meetings