Organisation-wide teams in Microsoft Teams: what and how

Will organisation-wide teams in Microsoft Teams be one of the final nails in Yammer’s coffin? Maybe, maybe not.

The answer is: “it depends”. There are some reasons why you would choose one over the other. Some are technical limitations or features, others are around being fit for purpose.

In my latest piece for AvePoint I explain what organisation-wide teams are in Microsoft Teams, look at how to best manage these, and whether you should ditch Yammer or not.

Why the big fuss about guest access in Microsoft Teams?

I’ve spent a fair portion of my time this week using, covering, and discussing guest access in Microsoft Teams.

A number of customers I work with had previously been reluctant to implement Teams as their logic (which I don’t disagree with) was that it simply introduced another tool – which while a more streamlined and integrated interface, still relied on users switching back to their current tools when communicating with external parties.

However now that guest access is available that last roadblock is gone.

Reflecting on a number of conversations with customers, fellow MVPs, and other IT pros – I wrote a piece on the AvePoint blog site explaining how big of a deal guest access in Microsoft Teams really is.