12-20-2018 12:41 AM
12-20-2018 12:41 AM
I m new to Teams and looking to deploy it in our organisation. We have 10 in our office on DomainA/TenantA and 10 in another office on DomainB/TenantB (for regulatory reasons). We would like to set up a common team to chat, and have a few questions:
Apologies for lumping a few into one, but very much appreciate anyone who can help.
12-20-2018 12:50 AM - edited 12-20-2018 12:55 AM
12-20-2018 12:59 AM - edited 12-20-2018 01:01 AM
1: Yes you can either just use the chat feature to have communication between the tenants, share files via OneDrive etc..To invite users between tenants you invite them as guests in your team. They will now be able to have access to all resources like channel conversations , team files ,tab etc..
See here for more information: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/guest-access
2: This is by design! There is always an underlaying Office 365 group that get created when creating a Team. This is used for membership , files via SharePoint ( A teamsite gets created with a 365 group as well) etc.. Please read here about Office 365 groups and Teams:
3: Teams should honor any GAL policys: See here
12-20-2018 01:46 AM
Thanks guys, appreciate the quick replies! Will have a look through those articles.
When it comes to former staff, there are 4 currently showing on my "Suggested Contacts". These are all shared mailboxes, and for all I have selected "hide from address lists" on the Exchange admin center, but they still show. Any ideas?
Rather than guest access, I was looking to invite those in our other office to join our team, using their existing Office 365 E3 accounts, if that makes sense?
Another question: is there any way I can disable SharePoint / OneDrive when it comes to Teams? We use Box exclusively and don't want to end up with multiple concurrent file repositories. I have added Box to Teams but haven't been able to find any way of disabling SP/OD.
12-20-2018 01:56 AM
"Rather than guest access, I was looking to invite those in our other office to join our team, using their existing Office 365 E3 accounts, if that makes sense?"
- This is the guest function :)
"is there any way I can disable SharePoint / OneDrive when it comes to Teams?"
disable SharePoint / OD licenses for users in the admin portal ->users , or use powershell
12-20-2018 02:46 AM - edited 12-20-2018 06:33 AM
12-20-2018 04:48 AM
Thank you Chris! I missed this point..you have to delete the autocomplete records right? These don't have anything to do with the GAL itself
if it's in GAL: Also turn off cached mode - open close and open outlook then turn on cached mode if you use it - or just download the GAL again
As @Christopher Hoard said, it can take som time updating this automatically
12-20-2018 11:39 AM
12-20-2018 11:48 AM
12-23-2018 11:19 PM
Thanks Adam. Sorry for the delayed reply, trying to sort this out while travelling.
I had followed the instructions here to connect the two tenants, which I believe is different to guest access:
Both tenants now have external access enabled and each has the other domain as 'allowed'. However when I run Teams and go to 'add members' I can still only add users in my own organisation.
12-23-2018 11:38 PM
Thanks Chris. Tried deleting from Outlook cache but the addresses still show up on teams. One of the users left in April, so haven't emailed them since then, and took them off GAL after converting to a shared mailbox. This isn't a big problem, but would be nice to remove them if I can find a way.
12-24-2018 12:13 AM
Read the page again, and it says it does require guest access to be enabled, my bad. Will see if this helps and will report back soon.
12-24-2018 12:19 AM
12-24-2018 02:07 AM
12-24-2018 02:14 AM
Thanks Adam. Get what you mean. What I am trying to do is get OfficeB onto the team for OfficeA, so we can communicate in the same channels (and chat).
External access, allowed domain and guest access are all on.
Even though I've enabled all the relevant settings, I go to "Add member" type in the user's email address, but I get "we couldn't find any matches". Any ideas on how I can get this working? Perhaps I need to wait a little longer since I've just enabled a few hours ago?
12-24-2018 02:19 AM
12-24-2018 02:27 AM