Microsoft this week declared that it is rolling out the heavily-asked guest access characteristic to its messaging platform—Teams. The Redmond-located firm claimed that it is now launching out the new characteristic to all Office 365 education and commercial user. This indicates that Office 365 consumers can now include individuals from outside their own firm to a group.
“Now Office 365 consumers can add consumers from outside their firm to a group, so guests can join meetings, take part in chats, and many more including collaboration on documents,” Microsoft claimed in its blog post. Beginning this week, anybody with an Azure AD (Azure Active Directory) account can be included in Teams as a guest. This effectively indicates that users from commercial cloud services Microsoft and 3rd-party Azure AD incorporated apps can be included as a guest.
“Later, we will add the capability for anybody with an MSA (Microsoft Account) to be included in Teams as a guest. If the guest does not have a current MSA, they will be taken to a new page to make a free account utilizing their existing consumer or corporate email address, such as Gmail.com or Outlook.com,” the company claimed in its post.
Microsoft claims that the fresh feature arrives with enterprise-grade safety as the guest accounts are securely managed and added inside Azure AD via Azure AD B2B Collaboration. “Azure AD also utilizes machine learning adaptive heuristics and algorithms to notice suspicious incidents and anomalies, allowing remediation or mitigation actions, such as multi-factor verification, to be activated as appropriate,” the company claimed.
Besides this, the fresh guest feature arrives with the ability for IT to centrally handle how guests take part inside their Office 365 environment, offering consistency all over app experiences in Office 365, Microsoft claimed in its post. Particularly, the IT admins can effortlessly add, view, or revoke the access of a guest to the host tenant, according to the post of the company.
Individually, Microsoft has also rolled out a fresh application for Mac since the company for Office 365 has rolled out a toolbar. The new toolbar, dubbed as My Workspace, fundamentally provides users convenient and quick access to their Office 365 features and apps.