Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Different Guest User Scenarios in a Microsoft Teams meeting

As Teams meeting participants, we all come in different shapes and sizes and flavors. :) When we're joining someone's meeting, we might be a fellow user in their tenant, or we might be an external Guest visiting their tenant. The meeting might be one that someone created in Outlook, or it might be a Channel meeting.  

I tried to show a few of those flavors below, in case it might help someone understand why they're seeing what they're seeing in their next Teams meeting (click the images for a larger view):

Meeting Created In

and the User is a

and the User’s tenant is set to

The chat looks like

Outlook

Guest

A tenant different than the meeting

(no files, only the most basic chat)

Outlook

Guest

The same tenant as the meeting


(better chat, but still no files)

Channel

Guest

The same tenant as the meeting


(user gets files (view/edit) and can even see chats created prior to the meeting)

Channel

Guest

A tenant different than the meeting


(no chat, no files)


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