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Best practice to add guest to AAD?

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I could give a guest access to SPO directly from the site's permissions settings, and I could give a guest access to Teams directly from the Teams interface (at least in a channel, if not in chat). Is there any reason not to first register the guest(s) in AAD?

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That's not true, if you chat with your "Guest" account, then they have to tenant switch. If you use federation, it goes straight to their tenant chat tab. it's a split that would be nice if they can consolidate it someday.

 

But again, it depends on how the account is setup, if they are actually invited to Teams, and a guest account is tied to that, then they have to switch, otherwise it's using federation. 

 

But as you can see, it's all confusing :)

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Thanks for the tip. Very helpful!