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Azure B2B Collaboration

Yammer Previews Support for Azure B2B Collaboration

by Tony Redmond

On December 15, Microsoft announced the preview of Yammer support for guest user access through Azure B2B Collaboration. Yammer joins Microsoft 365 Groups, Teams, SharePoint Online, and Planner as the mainline Microsoft 365 applications supporting guest access. Yammer’s External Collaboration Journey Guest access first appeared in Office 365 Groups in September 2016. At the time,… Read More

Guest Access in Planner Rolls Out

by Tony Redmond

Planner now supports guest user access to its plans. Office 365 tenants will celebrate this feature because they've been waiting for it to arrive. It's curious that it has taken Microsoft so long to upgrade Planner for this feature given that Groups and Teams have had this capability for a while. But it's here now, so enjoy.

Azure Active Directory External Collaboration Policy Now Generally Available

by Tony Redmond

Office 365 makes it easy to collaborate with external users through Office 365 Groups and Teams, both of which use Azure B2B Collaboration. In fact, collaboration is so easy that users might be carried away and share with all and sundry, including your competitors. Which is why it's nice to have a policy to control sharing with certain domains that works for applications like Groups, Teams, and Planner.

Teams Now Supports Guest Users from Non-Office 365 Domains

by Tony Redmond

Six months after allowing users from other Office 365 domains to access Teams as guest users, Microsoft now supports access from any email address. You can now invite people to join teams from Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Yandex, Outlook.com, or any other email system. The same basic Azure B2B collaboration flow is used to invite guests and redeem the invitations, so it should be a well-worn path for administrators at this stage.

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