Microsoft introduces guest access for Teams; leaks possible Skype for Business plans

Microsoft has rolled out guest access for Teams to all Office 365 commercial and education customers. That means that Office 365 users can add people from outside their organizations to teams, so guests can take part in chats, join meetings, collaborate on documents, and more. Additionally, Microsoft launched new developer tools for Teams.

According to Lori Wright, general manager for Microsoft Teams, customers have clamored for guest access since Teams became generally available some six months ago. Microsoft has since worked hard to "get it right," she stated.

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About Linda Rosencrance

Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer/editor in the Boston area. Rosencrance has over 25 years experience as an reporter/investigative reporter, writing for many newspapers in the metropolitan Boston area. Rosencrance has been writing about information technology for the past 16 years.

She has covered a variety of IT subjects, including Microsoft Dynamics, mobile security issues such as data loss prevention, network management, secure mobile app development, privacy, cloud computing, BI, big data, analytics, HR, CRM, ERP, and enterprise IT.

Rosencrance is the author of six true crime books for Kensington Publishing Corp.

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