Teams – Guest Access

Guest Access in Microsoft Teams: 

Office 365 applications are rapidly changing and improving. A guest is considered any member of your Team that is not an AHS employee.

What can your Guests do?

Although anyone can be invited to participate as a guest, guests have some restrictions on their Teams participation.

This article highlights the Teams guest experience with a checklist that shows Guest restrictions. Each row indicates a feature/functionality with checkmarks, where applicable, indicating feature availability for AHS members (column 1) and Guest members (column 2).

How to invite a Guest to a Team:

  • Launch Microsoft Teams.
  • From the left navigation rail, right click on the Team you would like to add a Guest to.
  • Select “Manage Team” from the drop-down menu.

  • Select “Add Member”.

  • In the dialogue box begin typing the email address of the Guest you would like to add.  The email address can be any business or consumer email address.

  • Select your guest member from the drop-down.
  • Select the pencil icon next to the Guest’s name to “Edit Guest Information”. This will allow you to provide a descriptive name such as full name for the guest.
  • Your guest member will be added to your Team. You will see the screen below:

  • Press Add.
  • Your Guest member will receive an email welcome invitation for your Team.

  • Once your Guest has been successfully added to your Team, you will see indicators letting you know you have a Guest member.