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      1090 comments  ·  Public » Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hey guys, guess who’s back from maternity leave? Your favorite Teams PM, Suphatra! I’ve been back for a few weeks and catching up on where we’re at in Engineering.

      Private channels is still actively in development, and I am hoping I’ll be given clearance to share with you some more details. What would be great is if you can post in this thread any specific questions you have about the feature, besides just an inquiry on the release date.

      You can also email them to me at sparavi@microsoft.com, as well as any other concerns you might have.

      It’s good to be back, and good to be posting on here again. I hope you are all doing well!

      Sincerely,
      Suphatra

      Anthony Marc commented  · 

      Is there an ETA on when this will be released? When Microsoft visited my organization earlier this year we were told it was in the works for a 2018 release. We were actually told it would be a Q2 thing, but clearly excluding members of the Team from specific Channels is not yet available. This is impacting adoption in my organization and it is very much looked forward to. Any update on release ETA would be greatly appreciated.

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      I'm really looking forward to this. It is a major obstacle for organization adoption of Teams for me. We have a lot of teams that need to collaborate with different departments, but they don't need their whole document library visible to everybody. It causes a security issue on several levels because of the sensitive nature of some of these libraries. Being able to invite someone to participate in just a channel will eliminate having to create a separate Team for each department people have to collaborate with and will clean up the interface a ton! Not to mention how much it will improve the user experience. I was really hoping to hear about this coming soon at Ignite, but I didn't hear anything about it. Did I miss it? How soon can we expect to see something like this?

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