Microsoft in its blog post has confirmed that it has now added the guest access feature to its Microsoft Teams app which was one of the most requested feature. The feature allows users to add individuals who are not part of the organization to the company’s Team workspace.
The company also confirmed that anyone with Azure Active Directory account can become a member as a guest in Teams. Microsoft currently has more than 870 million Azure user accounts and anyone with one one the Azure Active Directory can be added as a guest to the teams application as a guest.
The company is currently working on adding the ability for anyone with a Microsoft Account to be added as a guest in Teams. If you don’t have a MSA, you will be directed to create a free account using the corporate or personal email address with Outlook.com or Gmail.com.
Microsoft has been constantly adding features to its Teams app which was launched as a competitor to the Slack app. The latest guest access feature allows admins to add accounts of users who are not part of the organization but these accounts need to have some form of Azure Directory accounts.
Microsoft Teams is currently limited to Office 365 and education customers and with the company’s plans to rebrand Skype for Business to Teams, it needs to be seen if the company removes the restrictions since its competitor Slack app is free and available for all users.