It seems that Microsoft have recently amended Microsoft Teams (their collaboration tool within Office 365) so that “guest users”, that is to say users who are not part of your organisation’s Office 365 subscription, can be added to Teams. If so, that is a very welcome development, because:
- Microsoft Teams is a great collaboration tool
- it means that external users (e.g. clients, suppliers, or simply people from other organisations) who want to can share information or work together on a project with your internal team.
Here is an example of using Polly (a polling and survey chat bot), to add polls to conversations in Teams:
(Adding a poll once Polly has been installed is as easy as typing @polly, pressing Tab, then entering your question followed by the question mark, then typing your desired poll options separated by commas).
Why do I only say it “seems” that Guest users can be added to Teams at this stage? Because so far it has not been working for us: the external users’ credentials are rejected when they try to log in to Teams.
Am currently trying to resolve this with Microsoft Office 365 support.