This feature is still being reviewed by the feature team. No decision has been made yet. I’ll keep you posted.
If you folks do this, please make it an option. I work with several teams containing large numbers of people. I appreciate the contextual separation between teams and chat. Also, I react more regularly to the badge on chat than on teams. So if some team activity (which I don't care about as a rule like a group mention), I would find it very frustrating not being able to distinguish the badge from a pending chat.
Another way of look at this, is the following:
If everyone on the team is going to get invited to a channel meeting, what is the point of being able to specify a channel.
This would be an extremely valuable feature to have a channel meeting just be for followers of a channel rather than the entire team.
I don't know if this is a typical use case, but we have a program setup in teams as a team. We have squads and chapters (see Spotify Model) which exists as channels within the MS-Teams team. If a chapter wants to meet, it doesn't make sense for everyone on the team to get invited. However, if this worked, if would enable people to follow a team if they were actually interested in attending channel meetings.
Another way of looking at this is if I am not interested in following a channel, why would I want to attend a meeting of that channel?
This feature is in final internal testing and will be released soon. We’ll update when it is closer to release.
As stated in the last update, the ability to use multiple Teams accounts at the same time is being implemented in stages for Desktop. Faster tenant switching functionality on the Windows client has been rolled out to the public ring fully, and Mac will begin rolling out soon. Work is in progress on cross-tenant notification improvements, and support for multiple accounts on desktop will follow. We’ll keep you posted!
Note: The ability to use multiple Teams accounts at the same time is supported on iOS & Android today.
Alex & the Teams team
Here is a user story in case that helps:
AS A user with multiple clients that use MS-Teams
I WOULD LIKE to have visibility to all MS-Team teams I belong to (regardless of tenant)
SO THAT I can be more effective interacting with all my teams (regardless of their organization)
I WILL KNOW THIS IS DONE when I no longer need to login/out of teams to have a seamless experience
In the spirit of agile development, the MVP might be as simple as having a top level of organizations (virtual team instances) rather than teams. That is a MuSCoW must! It would be nice if badging propagated to the organization level: a should from a MuSCoW perspective. There is plenty of time to make the solution more elegant with time: this is a matter of livelihood for some of us!!! I love teams and do a lot at my clients to drive its adoption, but logging in/out to different tenants all day is killing my personal productivity.
If you are a contractor working for multiple clients, this is a real big deal. It is a pervasive issue in all aspects of Office 365 work: not just teams. For me, it is not merely the problem of repeatedly logging in and out (on mobile as well as desktop). I just need to be able to see all of my teams (regardless of their tenant) at all times. Otherwise, I miss things.
The last admin response I see is back from September. Has this issue risen higher in the backlog?
While teams works better for me than slack, the lack of this ability is certainly a key differentiator between Slack and Teams. Please help!!!!