What is new?
Microsoft Teams Connect is a new feature enabling users to collaborate with people from other organisations, without changing accounts.
Essentially, Microsoft Teams Connect is federated shared channels between internal and external users from different organisations. This feature allows you to add internal or external individuals to a channel within a team, easily facilitating cross-organisation collaboration. Shared channels are similar to private channels except you do not need to add external users as guests.
The shared channels will sit alongside your other standard channels in Microsoft Teams, making them easy to access. This will remove the need to switch Microsoft Teams accounts, saving you time and ensuring you never miss a notification from a shared channel.
What are the benefits?
Users can leverage all the collaboration capabilities such as chat, calls, meetings and co-authoring documents using Microsoft Teams Connect. Microsoft Teams admin will also still have access to control what data external users have access to.
You can use Microsoft Teams Connect to collaborate with other users such as:
- External agencies
What is Microsoft Teams?
Microsoft Teams is the digital teamwork hub for modern businesses, facilitating collaboration with workspace chat, audio and video conferencing, shared file storage and application integration. Microsoft Teams is part of the Microsoft 365 family and is accessible via desktop, mobile and web devices.