I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this feature request has been declined.
-WarrenHenry Morland supported this idea ·
This request has been declined by the feature team.
Private channels may help with items such as this request once they are released. The Private channel topic is tracked at http://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/16911079
Please note the handling of “Guest Accounts” is a separate ask and can be found at: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16911109-guest-access
The request about “Guest Access at the Channel” level is being tracked by this request: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/31374577-guest-access-should-be-implemented-at-the-channel
Thank you all for the feedback.
-WarrenHenry Morland commented
Reading through my comment again, the more common requirement is to invite internal stakeholders into a channel - that is to say people who are not in the IT team but who are involved in the development of a specific new capability.Henry Morland commented
I have an department (set up as a team) running various projects (set up as channels).
What I would dearly love to be able to do is invite individuals outside the team to join a project (channel)
For example, one of our projects is to roll out Office 365. MS Teams is a very good tool for managing the various elements of this project - notes, chat, planner, documents etc.
The obvious thing to do is to set this up as a channel. However, because we have engaged an external consultant to help us with the transition, we have to set it up as a team instead.
This requirement is very common as most of our projects involve a few individuals outside our core team: stakeholders and/or people with special skills brought in on a project basis.
For this reason I think it would be very useful to invite people outside the core team to join a channel.