One of the most requested features for Microsoft's Slack-competitor, Microsoft Teams, has been Guest Access. And while Microsoft has been diligently working on implementing the feature, which lets organizations add someone from outside of the team (such as a freelancer or contractor), it hasn't exactly been smooth runnings.
Guest Access was initially delayed once in June, before eventually beginning a slow rollout to Office 365 and Education customers in September. The catch was that it was initially limited to inviting those with Azure Active Directory accounts as guests, with Microsoft promising support for guests with Microsoft Accounts (MSA) would roll out over the coming weeks. Now, it seems, the timeline for MSA support has been extended a little further.
Hiya #MicrosoftTeams folks. I owe you some updates. Guest Access MSA should be here in a few months. Private channels is well under way. We'll be releasing a bunch of little + fun features i.e. hide chat, likes in chat, this coming month. I'll be updating UserVoice furiously!— Suphatra Rufo (@skprufo) November 29, 2017
In another tweet, Rufo stated the Guest Access remains a "top prioriy" and that it is a difficult feature to implement, requiring "work from multiple engineering groups across the company."
Guest Access still remains available for Azure Active Directory accounts, but its full implementation is still off by a bit. Once complete, anyone with a Microsoft Account will be able to join a team as a guest. If the invitee doesn't have a Microsoft account, Microsoft previously explained that they'll be asked to create one before joining a team.
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
These are the best deals on Xbox consoles you'll find this month
If you're in the market for a new Xbox One console, you'll want to check these deals out first.
Microsoft has acquired ZeniMax (DOOM, Elder Scrolls, Fallout) for Xbox
Microsoft dropped a megaton bombshell on the gaming industry today, revealing the acquisition of ZeniMax Media, meaning it has acquired The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, DOOM, and many dozens more IP, as well as their studios, for Xbox.
Dell's XPS 15 9500 is our top pick for a 4K laptop
There are plenty of 4K options on the market today, but Dell's XPS 15 steals the show with its 16:10 display, impressive performance hardware, and a slim chassis that's about as light as you're going to find.
Make the most of your Surface Pen and Slim Pen with these awesome apps
To really maximize the ability of the Surface Pen and Slim Pen, there are some essential apps you should check out. We've rounded up the best right here for a variety of purposes.