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  1. Allow Guest Access in GCC

    An external user was successful in adding his personal account to a Team as a guest. However when he clicks on the link that was sent it will only open the Group SharePoint site and not in the Teams app nor the Teams website. Admin center shows this feature not available in GCC. Please update on roadmap or allow access to the channel or App.

    41 votes
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  2. Improve Sign Up/Sign Experience for New External Users

    I had a bad Teams day trying to get external users into Teams from a client project team.

    In terms of competitors, I think Basecamp is a good, clear and reliable user experience: 1) invite the user via email, 2) they verify and 3) they sign in. The email doesn't matter.

    The Teams external user experience is very far removed - please make it a simpler and better experience - it is after all usually the first experience a new user has of Teams.

    I always advocate either SharePoint of Teams on the projects I work on - but the…

    12 votes
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  3. Limit SharePoint access for guest accounts

    A guest account added in Teams gets added to the 'Member' security group for the underlying SharePoint site. The 'Member' security group in SharePoint has Edit permissions by default.

    A guest using the 'Open in SharePoint' option in Teams can therefore make changes to the SharePoint site. They can add lists/libraries, delete lists/libraries, delete site pages, edit the home page. The guest account should be more limited than that... maybe just Contribute access to the 'Documents' library which contains the files stored in each channel.

    8 votes
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  4. Policy to Enable/Disable "Rejoin" Button in Policy

    We've noticed if a participant exits the meeting themselves, and "rejoins" with the button, they will bypass the lobby and join the meeting again. If they are removed by an attendee, they cannot rejoin (but they can access the link again and get back into the lobby, which is expected). So either force all guests to go into the lobby and/or allow us to disable/enable the "rejoin" function via policy.

    6 votes
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  5. Create Video Tutorials and/or Instructions On How To Use MS Teams With 3rd Party Organizations/Contractors

    We (a non-government organization) are hosting a Microsoft Teams group video call, trying to deliver a virtual program to a government agency and have run into issues related to the group chat feature; It is not available to all participants/members on the video call. Online troubleshooting resources are limited and complicated. If the government agency has adopted Microsoft Teams across their organization, is there a Microsoft Teams support staff member to assist them with this 3rd party collaboration issue?

    3 votes
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  6. Do not require profile switch for external users

    Teams requires users to switch profile between their corporate account and the external account. This is creating confusion for the users and results in missed messages, action items, documentation etc.

    Requesting enhancement similar to slack where all teams and channels can be viewed within a single profile.

    3 votes
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  7. 3 votes
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  8. Should be able to provide a simple call in number/bridge in order to include multiple stakeholders for quick conference calls

    Should be able to provide a simple call in number/bridge in order to include multiple stakeholders for quick conference calls

    2 votes
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  9. Public Live Event with External Presenters

    I had a recent open case with Microsoft where they acknowledged that the ability to add external presenters to Live Events have been changed due to a recent Teams update. Microsoft Support advised that external presenters will have to be added as Guest in to the tenant and then they will be able to join the Live Event as presenter. Previous behavior for Live Events that were scheduled for public viewing was that external presenters were able to join without the requirement for being added as a trusted guest within our tenancy, nor needing added to a Team in order…

    1 vote
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  10. the daily sign in is not user friendly and vpn interfere with TEAM

    Weekly sign in and fix VPN to be compatible with TEAM

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  11. GCC

    Ability to add a person within the organization as a guest of a team.

    My science center Data Management Team (DMT) uses Planner to track data releases through stages of the publication process. Each release has a task, each bucket is a stage of the process, checklist has work items to complete (including data and metadata reviews), reviewers are assigned to the task. Often reviewers are employees of the science center but not members of the DMT. We want to assign them to the Planner task without giving them edit/delete abilities (i.e. as a guest). However, guests are defined as…

    1 vote
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  12. I want to keep the guest email address private

    Since we do not want to disclose the guest user's email address to users inside or outside the organization, we would like to make it private.

    ゲストユーザーのメールアドレスを組織内や組織外のユーザーへ公開したくないため、非公開とする設定を希望します。

    1 vote
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