Hi everyone, wanted to give you an update since it’s been a while.
We did resolve this issue, and have this live in our internal rings — we are now starting to move it along our outer rings for more validation testing. It was having some validation issues before, which is why the fix didn’t come out sooner, but it should move much more smoothly now.
I’m anticipating this will be done by the end of the month. I’ll make sure to update you once its complete. Thanks so much for your patience, and for helping us make Teams great!
This is under review! If you have more ideas/feedback specifically on this item, please sign up for user testing here: https://1drv.ms/xs/s!AryUNzh1ogZzif8pDcOcx2pW45I87w
You can also tweet me at @skprufo if you have any questions.
they should just unify the two threads, they could still mark them inside to show some were skype and some were teams, but really the users don't care and shouldn't need to be bothered with that info
I agree, we don't need more apps at work, we need less and more streamlined apps, teams seems so close to right, but for now skype just has more functionality, particularly screen sharing without voice/video, screen control and conversation history in outlook (makes it searchable). Skype is also smaller so if you are chatting it doesn't take up your whole screen where teams seems to be an app you work in exclusively
Hi everyone — good news and bad news. Good news is that I have an update from Engineering. Bad news is that they just let me know this has hit some road blocks and we won’t be hitting July’s target date. This is now expected to be delivered in September.
I am sorry for the delay and will update you as this gets nearer to completion! Feel free to ping me if you want to be a beta tester for this feature!
Thanks and hope everyone is enjoying their summer,
our organization has many teleworkers, most of which work in home offices and some of which are rural without amazing internet speeds. Video puts people on the spot who will be working from home all day and generally are comfortable and don't want to do video in their home. Video takes a lot of bandwidth so it's also avoided for that reason. Lastly, chat is how most conversations start here and many times we want to share a screen or have someone control/take control like in skype.
Hey guys, I’m rallying to get you more info. In the meantime, here’s the official response from our PR team:
“We are actively working on guest access. Thanks for your patience and stay tuned for more."
I share in your frustration and promise we are dedicated to delivering this feature, and I promise to continue to advocate for you. I appreciate your investment in us and Teams’ success.
If you have any questions, as always — just email or tweet.
skprufo Email: sparavimicrosoft.com
Start off your weekend with good news: we’re working on this!
Thanks to everyone who brought this feature to the forefront and shared feedback on their use case scenario. Very helpful!
I wrote some more product updates on today’s Teams blog in my weekly column, “Weekend Reading” —