Microsoft Teams Guest Access User Experience with Private Email

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Microsoft Teams is becoming always more adopted and famous in the business, in fact, It’s receiving very much improvements quickly, with new functionalities.

One of the most attractive features for my opinion is the ability to invite guests, empowering the collaboration also with partners for example, but how looks like the guest invitation and on boarding in Teams?
In this article I’ll analyze the case by inviting a guest with a private email.

Invite a guest with his private email

The first step consists adding the guest across the owner of a Team:

Teams - Invite a Guest | Giuliano De Luca

Once you added the guest user, you’re able to define also the name:

Teams - Invite a Guest | Giuliano De Luca

After the owner’s confirmation the guest will be added to the Team:

Teams - Invite a Guest | Giuliano De Luca

Now is the turn of the guest accept the invitation, in fact, the latter will receive an e-mail that looks like as follow:

Teams - Invite a Guest | Giuliano De Luca

The guest user after to have clicked on “Open Microsoft Teams” will be addressed to the Microsoft login page.

Now I used for this example a Gmail private email, it means that we have to associate it to a Microsoft account, but don’t worry this process is automated. This because a Microsoft account must be associated with the provider (Gmail, gmx and so on….). You can assume that this step will be skipped if the guest will use a Microsoft account (outlook.com, hotmail.com……).

Teams - Invite a Guest | Giuliano De Luca

As I said with the guest’s login will start also the creation of a Microsoft account:

Teams - Invite a Guest | Giuliano De Luca

The guest will decide to open the Teams web app or the client app:

Teams - Invite a Guest | Giuliano De Luca

Finally after a little tutorial “how to use Teams” the guest is a team’s member:

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Now if the guest open outlook.com can realize that, the Microsoft account has been created with an alias:

Teams - Invite a Guest | Giuliano De Luca

That’s it, in the next article will analyze the guest’s invitation with an Office 365 account.

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