Microsoft won’t deliver Guest Access for Teams

0 Comments Last week, Microsoft released a significant update to its Teams collaboration application, implementing new classroom experiences for Office 365 Education customers. In addition, several popular cloud storage services such as Dropbox, Google Drive and Box are now compatible with computers, which is ideal for companies that do not put all their efforts into the Office 365 / OneDrive basket. Blogs: In general, Teams is slowly but surely becoming a solid competitor to Slack, although Slack still has at least one feature that teams have not yet tested, and this is Guest Access support. : for those who are not familiar, Guest Access allows companies to give access to independent teams and vendors to equipment and channels. To make it even clearer, it is a key feature to make teams a viable option to communicate with people outside your organization.

When computers became generally available in March, Microsoft announced that external access support would be available in June, although it seems that Microsoft is still working on the much anticipated feature. As noted by ZDNet, Mary Jo Foley, Suphatra Rufo, the Microsoft employee who manages the Teams user website published the following update last week:

We were aiming for June, as we stated in our GA blog post, but we are facing some problems, so it looks like it’s going to be a bit longer (not too long). This is a top priority, trust me when I tell you that you will have it soon!

Foley is guessing that the Redmond giant could finally announce Guest Access support next month at the Inspire conference in Washington D.C., and it would make sense to announce the function at the partner-focused event. Let us know in the comments if you think that Guest Access support could attract more companies to adopt Microsoft Teams.