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MC704952 – (Updated) Microsoft Teams Connect chat – Extended Directory (archived)

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check before: 2024-01-23

Product:

Teams

Platform:

Android, iOS, Windows Desktop, World tenant

Status:

Launched

Change type:

Admin impact, New feature, Updated message

Links:

119789

Details:

Summary:
Microsoft Teams is introducing enhancements to Teams Connect for chats with the Teams Connect chat extended directory. IT admins can create an external directory of known external collaborators using their phone numbers, making it easier for users to search external users by name, view a company curated profile, and assign an organization manager for these external partners. We have made the decision to not forward with this change at this time. We will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed. No impact is expected unless the tenant admin plans to use this feature.

Details:
Updated May 8, 2024: We have made the decision to not forward with this change at this time. We will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed. Thank you for your patience.
Microsoft Teams is now introducing enhancements on top of Teams Connect for chats. With the Teams Connect chat extended directory, IT admins can create an external directory of known external collaborators using their phone numbers. Once created, it will be easier for users in the tenant to:

Search external users by name and establish 1:1 or group chats with them.
View a company curated profile that includes information like a user's location, job role, or business unit and even assign an organization manager for these external partners.
In addition to these end user improvements, IT admins can continue to use all compliance and security features available with Teams Connect chat along with enhancements like restricting external chat to the list of users added via phone numbers.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 119789
[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out in early February 2024 and expect to complete by mid-February 2024.

Worldwide: We will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed.

Change Category:
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Scope:
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Release Phase:
Standard Release

Created:
2024-01-09

updated:
2024-05-22

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2024-05-22MC Feature Status119789
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2024-05-09MC MessagesUpdated May 1, 2024: We have updated the content below to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.
Microsoft Teams is now introducing enhancements on top of Teams Connect for chats. With the Teams Connect chat extended directory, IT admins can create an external directory of known external collaborators using their phone numbers. Once created, it will be easier for users in the tenant to:

Search external users by name and establish 1:1 or group chats with them.
View a company curated profile that includes information like a user's location, job role, or business unit and even assign an organization manager for these external partners.
In addition to these end user improvements, IT admins can continue to use all compliance and security features available with Teams Connect chat along with enhancements like restricting external chat to the list of users added via phone numbers.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 119789
[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out in early February 2024 and expect to complete by mid-February 2024.

Worldwide: We will begin rolling out mid-February 2024 and expect to complete by mid-May 2024 (previously late April).
Updated May 8, 2024: We have made the decision to not forward with this change at this time. We will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed. Thank you for your patience.
Microsoft Teams is now introducing enhancements on top of Teams Connect for chats. With the Teams Connect chat extended directory, IT admins can create an external directory of known external collaborators using their phone numbers. Once created, it will be easier for users in the tenant to:

Search external users by name and establish 1:1 or group chats with them.
View a company curated profile that includes information like a user's location, job role, or business unit and even assign an organization manager for these external partners.
In addition to these end user improvements, IT admins can continue to use all compliance and security features available with Teams Connect chat along with enhancements like restricting external chat to the list of users added via phone numbers.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 119789
[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out in early February 2024 and expect to complete by mid-February 2024.

Worldwide: We will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed.
2024-05-09MC End Time06/24/2024 09:00:002024-05-22T09:00:00Z
2024-05-09MC SummaryMicrosoft Teams is introducing enhancements to Teams Connect for chats with the Teams Connect chat extended directory. IT admins can create an external directory of known external collaborators using their phone numbers, making it easier for users to search external users by name, view a company curated profile, and assign an organization manager for these external partners. The feature will roll out in early February 2024 for Targeted Release and mid-February 2024 for Worldwide. No impact is expected unless the tenant admin plans to use this feature.Microsoft Teams is introducing enhancements to Teams Connect for chats with the Teams Connect chat extended directory. IT admins can create an external directory of known external collaborators using their phone numbers, making it easier for users to search external users by name, view a company curated profile, and assign an organization manager for these external partners. We have made the decision to not forward with this change at this time. We will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed. No impact is expected unless the tenant admin plans to use this feature.
2024-05-09MC Last Updated05/01/2024 20:05:282024-05-08T23:27:18Z
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2024-05-02MC MessagesUpdated April 15, 2024: We have updated the content below to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.
Microsoft Teams is now introducing enhancements on top of Teams Connect for chats. With the Teams Connect chat extended directory, IT admins can create an external directory of known external collaborators using their phone numbers. Once created, it will be easier for users in the tenant to:

Search external users by name and establish 1:1 or group chats with them.
View a company curated profile that includes information like a user's location, job role, or business unit and even assign an organization manager for these external partners.
In addition to these end user improvements, IT admins can continue to use all compliance and security features available with Teams Connect chat along with enhancements like restricting external chat to the list of users added via phone numbers.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 119789
[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out in early February 2024 and expect to complete by mid-February 2024.

Worldwide: We will begin rolling out mid-February 2024 and expect to complete by late April 2024 (previously mid-March).
Updated May 1, 2024: We have updated the content below to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.
Microsoft Teams is now introducing enhancements on top of Teams Connect for chats. With the Teams Connect chat extended directory, IT admins can create an external directory of known external collaborators using their phone numbers. Once created, it will be easier for users in the tenant to:

Search external users by name and establish 1:1 or group chats with them.
View a company curated profile that includes information like a user's location, job role, or business unit and even assign an organization manager for these external partners.
In addition to these end user improvements, IT admins can continue to use all compliance and security features available with Teams Connect chat along with enhancements like restricting external chat to the list of users added via phone numbers.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 119789
[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out in early February 2024 and expect to complete by mid-February 2024.

Worldwide: We will begin rolling out mid-February 2024 and expect to complete by mid-May 2024 (previously late April).
2024-05-02MC End Time06/03/2024 09:00:002024-06-24T09:00:00Z
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2024-04-16MC Last Updated03/02/2024 01:21:582024-04-15T21:48:31Z
2024-04-16MC MessagesUpdated March 1, 2024: We have updated the content below to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.
Microsoft Teams is now introducing enhancements on top of Teams Connect for chats. With the Teams Connect chat extended directory, IT admins can create an external directory of known external collaborators using their phone numbers. Once created, it will be easier for users in the tenant to:

Search external users by name and establish 1:1 or group chats with them.
View a company curated profile that includes information like a user's location, job role, or business unit and even assign an organization manager for these external partners.
In addition to these end user improvements, IT admins can continue to use all compliance and security features available with Teams Connect chat along with enhancements like restricting external chat to the list of users added via phone numbers.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 119789
[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out in early February 2024 and expect to complete by mid-February 2024.

Worldwide: We will begin rolling out mid-February 2024 and expect to complete by mid-March 2024 (previously late February).
Updated April 15, 2024: We have updated the content below to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.
Microsoft Teams is now introducing enhancements on top of Teams Connect for chats. With the Teams Connect chat extended directory, IT admins can create an external directory of known external collaborators using their phone numbers. Once created, it will be easier for users in the tenant to:

Search external users by name and establish 1:1 or group chats with them.
View a company curated profile that includes information like a user's location, job role, or business unit and even assign an organization manager for these external partners.
In addition to these end user improvements, IT admins can continue to use all compliance and security features available with Teams Connect chat along with enhancements like restricting external chat to the list of users added via phone numbers.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 119789
[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out in early February 2024 and expect to complete by mid-February 2024.

Worldwide: We will begin rolling out mid-February 2024 and expect to complete by late April 2024 (previously mid-March).
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2024-03-02MC MessagesUpdated January 12, 2024: We have updated the content below to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.
Microsoft Teams is now introducing enhancements on top of Teams Connect for chats. With the Teams Connect chat extended directory, IT admins can create an external directory of known external collaborators using their phone numbers. Once created, it will be easier for users in the tenant to:

Search external users by name and establish 1:1 or group chats with them.
View a company curated profile that includes information like a user's location, job role, or business unit and even assign an organization manager for these external partners.
In addition to these end user improvements, IT admins can continue to use all compliance and security features available with Teams Connect chat along with enhancements like restricting external chat to the list of users added via phone numbers.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 119789
[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out in early February 2024 and expect to complete by mid-February 2024.

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out mid-February 2024 and expect to complete by late February 2024.
Updated March 1, 2024: We have updated the content below to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.
Microsoft Teams is now introducing enhancements on top of Teams Connect for chats. With the Teams Connect chat extended directory, IT admins can create an external directory of known external collaborators using their phone numbers. Once created, it will be easier for users in the tenant to:

Search external users by name and establish 1:1 or group chats with them.
View a company curated profile that includes information like a user's location, job role, or business unit and even assign an organization manager for these external partners.
In addition to these end user improvements, IT admins can continue to use all compliance and security features available with Teams Connect chat along with enhancements like restricting external chat to the list of users added via phone numbers.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 119789
[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out in early February 2024 and expect to complete by mid-February 2024.

Worldwide: We will begin rolling out mid-February 2024 and expect to complete by mid-March 2024 (previously late February).
2024-03-02MC How AffectThe feature requires tenant admin configuration, Therefore, no impact is expected unless the tenant admin plans to use this feature.The feature requires tenant admin configuration; Therefore, no impact is expected unless the tenant admin plans to use this feature.
2024-03-02MC Last Updated01/13/2024 00:12:572024-03-02T01:21:58Z
2024-03-02MC End Time04/02/2024 09:00:002024-04-29T09:00:00Z
2024-03-02MC SummaryMicrosoft Teams is introducing enhancements to Teams Connect for chats with the Teams Connect chat extended directory. IT admins can create an external directory of known external collaborators using their phone numbers, making it easier for users to search external users by name, view a company curated profile, and assign an organization manager for these external partners. The feature will roll out in early February 2024 for Targeted Release and mid-February 2024 for Worldwide. No impact is expected unless the tenant admin plans to use this feature.
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2024-01-13MC MessagesMicrosoft Teams is now introducing enhancements on top of Teams Connect for chats. With the Teams Connect chat extended directory, IT admins can create an external directory of known external collaborators using their phone numbers. Once created, it will be easier for users in the tenant to:
Search external users by name and establish 1:1 or group chats with them.
View a company curated profile that includes information like a user's location, job role, or business unit and even assign an organization manager for these external partners.
In addition to these end user improvements, IT admins can continue to use all compliance and security features available with Teams Connect chat along with enhancements like restricting external chat to the list of users added via phone numbers.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 119789
[When this will happen:]
Preview: We will begin rolling out in early February 2024 and expect to complete by mid-February 2024.

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out mid-February 2024 and expect to complete by late February 2024.
Updated January 12, 2024: We have updated the content below to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.
Microsoft Teams is now introducing enhancements on top of Teams Connect for chats. With the Teams Connect chat extended directory, IT admins can create an external directory of known external collaborators using their phone numbers. Once created, it will be easier for users in the tenant to:

Search external users by name and establish 1:1 or group chats with them.
View a company curated profile that includes information like a user's location, job role, or business unit and even assign an organization manager for these external partners.
In addition to these end user improvements, IT admins can continue to use all compliance and security features available with Teams Connect chat along with enhancements like restricting external chat to the list of users added via phone numbers.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 119789
[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out in early February 2024 and expect to complete by mid-February 2024.

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out mid-February 2024 and expect to complete by late February 2024.
2024-01-13MC TitleMicrosoft Teams Connect chat - Extended Directory(Updated) Microsoft Teams Connect chat - Extended Directory
2024-01-13MC Last Updated01/09/2024 00:44:282024-01-13T00:12:57Z
2024-01-13MC MessageTagNamesNew feature, Admin impactUpdated message, New feature, Admin impact
2024-01-13MC Feature Status119789
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