MC390413 – (Updated) Microsoft Teams Connect shared channels general availability

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check before: 2022-06-23

Product:

Azure Active Directory, eDiscovery, Graph API, Microsoft 365 admin center, Purview Information Barriers, Purview Information Protection, SharePoint, Teams

Platform:

Developer, mobile, Online, US Instances, Web, Windows Desktop, World tenant

Status:

Rolling out

Change type:

Admin impact, New feature, Updated message, User impact

Links:

94820

Details:

Updated September 21, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Teams Connect Shared channels will be generally available in the coming weeks. Shared channels is a new channel type, in addition to the existing standard and private channel types. Shared channels enable users to collaborate seamlessly with internal and external partners beyond the boundaries of a team.

Invite individuals or entire teams to a shared channel. These can either be from your org or from an external Azure AD org. Once added to a shared channel external users can access the channel right from their Teams account without having to switch organizations.
Note: External collaboration is off by default.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 94820
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rolling this out in mid-July and expect to complete it by mid-August. - Complete
Rollout to GCC cloud will begin early August and complete by late September (previously mid-September).

Change Category:
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Scope:
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Release Phase:
General Availability

Created:
2022-06-09

updated:
2022-09-22

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2022-09-22MC Last Updated09/08/2022 01:02:062022-09-21T17:00:47Z
2022-09-22MC MessagesUpdated September 7, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Teams Connect Shared channels will be generally available in the coming weeks. Shared channels is a new channel type, in addition to the existing standard and private channel types. Shared channels enable users to collaborate seamlessly with internal and external partners beyond the boundaries of a team.

Invite individuals or entire teams to a shared channel. These can either be from your org or from an external Azure AD org. Once added to a shared channel external users can access the channel right from their Teams account without having to switch organizations.
Note: External collaboration is off by default.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 94820
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rolling this out in mid-July and expect to complete it by mid-August. - Complete
Rollout to GCC cloud will begin early August and complete by mid-September (previously late August).
Updated September 21, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Teams Connect Shared channels will be generally available in the coming weeks. Shared channels is a new channel type, in addition to the existing standard and private channel types. Shared channels enable users to collaborate seamlessly with internal and external partners beyond the boundaries of a team.

Invite individuals or entire teams to a shared channel. These can either be from your org or from an external Azure AD org. Once added to a shared channel external users can access the channel right from their Teams account without having to switch organizations.
Note: External collaboration is off by default.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 94820
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rolling this out in mid-July and expect to complete it by mid-August. - Complete
Rollout to GCC cloud will begin early August and complete by late September (previously mid-September).
2022-09-22MC End Time10/25/2022 09:00:002022-11-04T08:00:00Z
2022-09-15MC prepareYou may consider updating your user training; notifying your help desk; and updating your user level policy around shared channel creation.
You can manage shared channels and external collaboration for your organization via the policy managed through the Teams Admin Center or via PowerShell (New-CsTeamsChannelsPolicy).
Who can create shared channels (-AllowSharedChannelCreation)
Who can invite external users to a shared channel (-AllowChannelSharingToExternalUser)
Who can participate in an external shared channel (-AllowUserToParticipateInExternalSharedChannel)
Note: Public preview customers - Once GA rollout is complete users will no longer need to opt-in to public preview to create shared channels. There will be no impact on existing shared channels.
Admin: Shared channels in Microsoft Teams | B2B direct connect overview

Users: What is a shared channel in Teams?
ps://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/external-identities/b2b-direct-connect-overvi
ps://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/shared-channel
ps://support.microsoft.com/office/what-is-a-shared-channel-in-teams-e70a8c22-fee4-4d6e-986f-9e0781d7d
ps://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?ms.url=m365comroadmap&rtc=1&filters=&searchterms=948
You may consider updating your user training; notifying your help desk; and updating your user level policy around shared channel creation.
You can manage shared channels and external collaboration for your organization via the policy managed through the Teams Admin Center or via PowerShell (New-CsTeamsChannelsPolicy).
Who can create shared channels (-AllowSharedChannelCreation)
Who can invite external users to a shared channel (-AllowChannelSharingToExternalUser)
Who can participate in an external shared channel (-AllowUserToParticipateInExternalSharedChannel)
Note: Public preview customers - Once GA rollout is complete users will no longer need to opt-in to public preview to create shared channels. There will be no impact on existing shared channels.
Admin: Shared channels in Microsoft Teams | B2B direct connect overview

Users: What is a shared channel in Teams?
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/external-identities/b2b-direct-connect-overview
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/shared-channels
https://support.microsoft.com/office/what-is-a-shared-channel-in-teams-e70a8c22-fee4-4d6e-986f-9e0781d7d11d
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?ms.url=m365comroadmap&rtc=1&filters=&searchterms=94820
2022-09-08MC prepareYou may consider updating your user training; notifying your help desk; and updating your user level policy around shared channel creation.
You can manage shared channels and external collaboration for your organization via the policy managed through the Teams Admin Center or via PowerShell (New-CsTeamsChannelsPolicy).
Who can create shared channels (-AllowSharedChannelCreation)
Who can invite external users to a shared channel (-AllowChannelSharingToExternalUser)
Who can participate in an external shared channel (-AllowUserToParticipateInExternalSharedChannel)
Note: Public preview customers - Once GA rollout is complete users will no longer need to opt-in to public preview to create shared channels. There will be no impact on existing shared channels.
Admin: Shared channels in Microsoft Teams | B2B direct connect overview

Users: What is a shared channel in Teams?
ps://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/external-identities/b2b-direct-connect-overvi
ps://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/shared-channel
ps://support.microsoft.com/office/what-is-a-shared-channel-in-teams-e70a8c22-fee4-4d6e-986f-9e0781d7d
ps://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?ms.url=m365comroadmap&rtc=1&filters=&searchterms=948
You may consider updating your user training; notifying your help desk; and updating your user level policy around shared channel creation.
You can manage shared channels and external collaboration for your organization via the policy managed through the Teams Admin Center or via PowerShell (New-CsTeamsChannelsPolicy).
Who can create shared channels (-AllowSharedChannelCreation)
Who can invite external users to a shared channel (-AllowChannelSharingToExternalUser)
Who can participate in an external shared channel (-AllowUserToParticipateInExternalSharedChannel)
Note: Public preview customers - Once GA rollout is complete users will no longer need to opt-in to public preview to create shared channels. There will be no impact on existing shared channels.
Admin: Shared channels in Microsoft Teams | B2B direct connect overview

Users: What is a shared channel in Teams?
ps://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/external-identities/b2b-direct-connect-overvi
ps://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/shared-channel
ps://support.microsoft.com/office/what-is-a-shared-channel-in-teams-e70a8c22-fee4-4d6e-986f-9e0781d7d
ps://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?ms.url=m365comroadmap&rtc=1&filters=&searchterms=948
2022-09-08MC MessageTagNamesNew feature, User impact, Admin impactUpdated message, New feature, User impact, Admin impact
2022-09-08MC Last Updated06/09/2022 02:43:372022-09-08T01:02:06Z
2022-09-08MC MessagesTeams Connect Shared channels will be generally available in the coming weeks. Shared channels is a new channel type, in addition to the existing standard and private channel types. Shared channels enable users to collaborate seamlessly with internal and external partners beyond the boundaries of a team.

Invite individuals or entire teams to a shared channel. These can either be from your org or from an external Azure AD org. Once added to a shared channel external users can access the channel right from their Teams account without having to switch organizations.
Note: External collaboration is off by default.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 94820
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rolling this out in mid-July and expect to complete it by mid August.
Rollout to GCC cloud will begin early August and complete by late August.
Updated September 7, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Teams Connect Shared channels will be generally available in the coming weeks. Shared channels is a new channel type, in addition to the existing standard and private channel types. Shared channels enable users to collaborate seamlessly with internal and external partners beyond the boundaries of a team.

Invite individuals or entire teams to a shared channel. These can either be from your org or from an external Azure AD org. Once added to a shared channel external users can access the channel right from their Teams account without having to switch organizations.
Note: External collaboration is off by default.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 94820
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rolling this out in mid-July and expect to complete it by mid-August. - Complete
Rollout to GCC cloud will begin early August and complete by mid-September (previously late August).
2022-09-08MC TitleMicrosoft Teams Connect shared channels general availability(Updated) Microsoft Teams Connect shared channels general availability
2022-09-08MC End Time09/30/2022 09:00:002022-10-25T09:00:00Z
2022-08-27MC prepareYou may consider updating your user training; notifying your help desk; and updating your user level policy around shared channel creation.
You can manage shared channels and external collaboration for your organization via the policy managed through the Teams Admin Center or via PowerShell (New-CsTeamsChannelsPolicy).
Who can create shared channels (-AllowSharedChannelCreation)
Who can invite external users to a shared channel (-AllowChannelSharingToExternalUser)
Who can participate in an external shared channel (-AllowUserToParticipateInExternalSharedChannel)
Note: Public preview customers - Once GA rollout is complete users will no longer need to opt-in to public preview to create shared channels. There will be no impact on existing shared channels.
Admin: Shared channels in Microsoft Teams | B2B direct connect overview

Users: What is a shared channel in Teams?
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/external-identities/b2b-direct-connect-overview
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/shared-channels
https://support.microsoft.com/office/what-is-a-shared-channel-in-teams-e70a8c22-fee4-4d6e-986f-9e0781d7d11d
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?ms.url=m365comroadmap&rtc=1&filters=&searchterms=94820
You may consider updating your user training; notifying your help desk; and updating your user level policy around shared channel creation.
You can manage shared channels and external collaboration for your organization via the policy managed through the Teams Admin Center or via PowerShell (New-CsTeamsChannelsPolicy).
Who can create shared channels (-AllowSharedChannelCreation)
Who can invite external users to a shared channel (-AllowChannelSharingToExternalUser)
Who can participate in an external shared channel (-AllowUserToParticipateInExternalSharedChannel)
Note: Public preview customers - Once GA rollout is complete users will no longer need to opt-in to public preview to create shared channels. There will be no impact on existing shared channels.
Admin: Shared channels in Microsoft Teams | B2B direct connect overview

Users: What is a shared channel in Teams?
ps://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/external-identities/b2b-direct-connect-overvi
ps://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/shared-channel
ps://support.microsoft.com/office/what-is-a-shared-channel-in-teams-e70a8c22-fee4-4d6e-986f-9e0781d7d
ps://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?ms.url=m365comroadmap&rtc=1&filters=&searchterms=948

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