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Does Teams allow me to invite non-Office 365 users to join that team? Eg. Clients that don't actually use Office 365? I don't want the complication of licensing to have to factor into asking clients to join in on the teams...

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Hello Chuck,

 

at the moment Teams does not include Third-Party User Access.

This means, neither your Non-O365 Users nor external Users can access MS Teams.

 

You CAN add external users to Office 365 Groups, just not use MS Teams with that group.

 

But it is one of the TOP priorities of the MS Teams - Team at MS.

 

Source: MS Teams Session Cloud Summit Frankfurt

 

PS: Be sure to follow the MS Teams RSS feed, so you get the updates as early as possible.

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Do we know if these non-Office365 users will have to pay to access? Or tiers (including a free level)? I would like to know so I don't waste time setting it up.

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Hello Chuck,

 

as far as I know there is no charge applied to the external users.

 

There may be a charge applied to you, but there is no evidence of that fact yet.

It might happen in the future, to prevent exploiting this mechanic.

 

But I don't know, so we just have to wait a little bit further.

 

 

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The team is working currently on the invite external users features for Team and you won't have to pay for having this feature....indeed, you can currently invite external users to Office 365 Groups and you don't pay for these external users accessing to a Group
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do we know when is that going to happen? (add external users) is there a tiem frame? or can I tell my client that will happen this year?

 

thanks team

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Hello Jaime,

In the MS Teams Session at Cloud Summit Frankfurt they said, they try to implement it with GA, that was...in the next months. If not till then, shortly after.
So I'd assume that it'll happen at some point this year.
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hi phillipo, thanks for taking the itme to respond me. just one more question, wahts does GA stands for?

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GA = General Availability ;)
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Hi all .. I just arrived on this thread after trying to add a customer to my Teams team.. and not being able to. ..

Is there any news ? I have missed something somewhere ? 

 

Thanks. 

 

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@David PRICE, yes, guest are now fully available, see her eto enable the functionality ...

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=17&v=g21Hcqdl5tI

 

Enable guest access in Microsoft Teams with these easy steps. Video without audio descriptions here: https://youtu.be/KgdeaN8EHlw
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Hi @David PRICE, here is the official blog post announcing external users now able to participate as guests in Microsoft Teams: 

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/Collaborate-securely-with-anyone-in-Micr...

 

Have fun! :)

 

//Marten

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I understand that Microsoft 365 Enterprise 3 and 5 tiers, as of July 2019, also offer business calling phone numbers and plans as added subscription features. I am curious if this further extends the guest feature of MS Teams, or is a completely separate, different capability. If I place a call with MS calling from Teams or Skype for Business to a phone number -- as opposed to a guest account -- what is the user experience? Is the call recipient placed into the meeting via voice only?@Mårten Hellebro 

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