Microsoft has added to its Microsoft 365 roadmap a much-requested Groups function: the ability to add multiple accounts to Microsoft Teams. Microsoft quietly added this function to its roadmap yesterday, November 3. (I noticed the addition because of a put up on OnMSFT.com on November 4.)
Microsoft goes to allow Groups customers so as to add extra accounts, change their profile footage and swap between accounts and organizations via Settings, in response to the roadmap. This function is slated to hit common availability in Groups worldwide — Normal, Multi-Tenant and Schooling, together with Authorities Cloud — in December 2020, the roadmap says.
Replace (November 5): Microsoft has added a qualification to its Teams multi-account roadmap item. It now says (as of a while yesterday): “We’re including assist inside Groups desktop to have the ability to add one private account, together with one work/college account, change their profile image, and swap between accounts and orgs via Settings.” So this is probably not as huge a deal as we initially thought. I’ve requested Microsoft if and when customers will have the ability to signal into their Groups work account with a number of profiles. Thus far, no phrase again.
At the moment, desktop Groups does not assist multi-account sign-in. To change to a special account, customers should signal out of 1 account and signal into one other. In addition they have a few workarounds together with utilizing an incognito tab of their browsers to make use of two totally different accounts concurrently. To say this isn’t optimum is an understatement, and for me, one in every of my high pet peeves about Groups.
There are a whole lot of requests in a number of threads within the Microsoft Teams UserVoice suggestions web site for this function, relationship again to 2016, if not earlier than. I am shocked this depend is not even greater, given Microsoft’s just lately printed Teams daily-active user count of 115 million.