Office 365 - Support remote workers with ‎Microsoft Teams

Office 365: Support remote workers with ‎Microsoft Teams‎

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During this COVID-19 pandemic in the world – the global industries have been running their businesses remotely and as a communication tool all industries have adopted Microsoft Teams and its popularity has been growing day by day across all sectors and industries. Here, in this article, I will share how to support remote workers with the Microsoft Teams in office 365.

Office 365 - Support remote workers with ‎Microsoft Teams
Office 365 – Support remote workers with ‎Microsoft Teams

Key-Highlights

  • Support remote workers with ‎Teams‎ – Microsoft 365 admin center
  • How to check setup status for new Teams users?
  • What is guest access in Microsft Teams?
  • How to enable guest access in Microsoft Teams?
  • Status verification: Support remote workers with ‎Teams‎ – status in Microsoft 365 admin center

Support remote workers with ‎Teams‎ – Microsoft 365 admin center

Once we log in to the Microsoft 365 admin center home, now we can see the below “Support remote workers with ‎Teams” setup card.

Support remote workers with ‎Teams‎ in Office 365 - Microsoft 365 admin center
Support remote workers with ‎the Microsoft Teams‎ in Office 365 – Microsoft 365 admin center

Note:

  • If we don’t see the “Support remote workers with ‎Teams‎” card at home page by default, we can add it by clicking on the “+Add card” link from the top horizontal menu.
Add card to Microsoft 365 admin center home page
Add card to Microsoft 365 admin center home page

In order to set the “Support remote workers with ‎Teams – Learn how to manage ‎Teams‎ for remote work, with setup guidance, short videos, and tips.” up, we need to configure and ensure below services are up and running:

  • Teams is on for your organization.
  • Check setup status for new Teams users
  • Turn on guest access

How to check setup status for new Teams users?

The provision of each office 365 users with the Microsoft Teams need to do individually – so we need to check the setup status for new Team users.

So let’s learn how to do that -click on the “Check setup status for new Teams users” link from the “Support remote workers with ‎Teams” screen displayed above.

Once we click on the “Check setup status for new Teams users” link, we will get into the “Teams setup status” page.

Here – we can see all the list of users and set up status or provisioned status with the Microsoft Teams. All the users set up status should be green color ticked like below.

Teams‎ setup status in Microsoft 365 admin center
Teams‎ setup status in Microsoft 365 admin center

Notes:

  • Due to increased demand, it might take up to 24 hours to set up newly licensed users in ‎Teams‎. Until then, you can’t assign ‎Teams‎ policies to them, and they might not have access to ‎Teams‎ features like calling and audio conferencing.
  • You may click on this link – “Learn how to set up audio conferencing for ‎Teams‎”  to learn about how to configure audio conferencing for Teams.

What is guest access in Microsft Teams?

As per Microsoft “Add people from outside your organization to your teams and channels in ‎Microsoft Teams‎. You can invite anyone with a valid email address to participate as a guest in ‎Teams‎ with full access to team chats, meetings, and files.”

How to enable guest access in Microsoft Teams?

To enable guest access in Microsoft Teams – we need to follow the below steps:

Click on the “Manage Teams” button from the “Support remote workers with ‎Teams” screen displayed above.

Then ensure below check checkboxes are selected in the Microsoft Teams (Manage Teams) screen:

  • Turn on Microsoft Teams for all users
  • Allow guest access in Teams
Allow guest access in Teams from Microsoft 365 admin center
Allow guest access in Teams from Microsoft 365 admin center

Click on the “Save Changes” button.

Note:

  • Please allow a few hours for guest access changes to take effect.
  • For additional team settings – you may click on the “Go to the ‎Teams‎ admin center to manage additional settings” link.
  • Go to ‎Teams‎ admin center to manage which features guests can use.

Status verification: Support remote workers with ‎Teams‎ – status in Microsoft 365 admin center

After configuring the “Support remote workers with ‎Teams”, we should see all the mentioned options are in green ticked.

Support remote workers with ‎Teams‎ - status in Microsoft 365 admin center
Support remote workers with ‎Teams‎ – status in Microsoft 365 admin center

Summary: What what we had here?

Thus in this article, we have learned the below with respect to supporting the remote workers with the Microsoft Teams:

  • Support remote workers with ‎Teams‎ – Microsoft 365 admin center
  • How to check setup status for new Teams users?
  • What is guest access in Microsft Teams?
  • How to enable guest access in Microsoft Teams?
  • Status verification: Support remote workers with ‎Teams‎ – status in Microsoft 365 admin center

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