Software giant Microsoft is working on a new update for its Microsoft Teams meeting service, with the intention of improving the user experience of the guest, someone of utmost importance in your collaborative efforts.
For those uninitiated, the guest access feature lets businesses provide access to teams, documents in channels, key resources, chats and applications to people who do not belong to the organization whilst maintaining control over the important corporate data.
These guests may be vendors, suppliers, partners or users with a business account be it from Azure’s Active Directory or from email services like Outlook or Gmail.
What Will the New Guest Features for Microsoft Teams Change in Terms of Usage?
Starting now, however, Microsoft will be giving guests more control when it comes to the experience in Teams by letting them decline invitations, manage tenant lists and initiate leaving an organisation.
In its post on the Microsoft 365 roadmap, the company reveals that guests will now get to do much more than before in Teams. One key scenario is where guests will now get access to decline a pending guest invitation present in the Teams app and when they click on “Decline”, with the Teams Tenant List not showing the tenant with the pending invitation in the Account Management tab.
Furthermore, Guest users will also get to initiate leaving an organization when they click on “Leave Org”, with a proper guide on how to leave a tenant from both Teams and the company’s Azure Portal.
What Else is the Company Doing?
To add to all of this, guest users will also get to manage the guest tenant list in Teams by opting to hide or show guest tenants in the menu of Microsoft’s Teams.
In other Microsoft news, it seems that Windows 10 is not going to get the new Window 11 emojis. For those unaware, the emojis started rolling out to Windows 11 as a preview update, so technically they are still under testing for Windows 11, with a December update bringing the same to all users, most likely on December 14.
Windows Latest claims that the emojis, which consist of the chirpy Clippy, the assistant from Word back in the day is not coming to Windows 10, at least if Microsoft’s plans are accurate.
The tech publication claims that Microsoft seemingly has little to no intention of bringing over the modern emoji to Windows 10, and that these new emojis will rather be an exclusive feature for Windows 11, at least for the current time anyway. Windows Latest further observes that Microsoft could change its mind in the future.