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Categories: Teams

November 16, 2020

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New feature: Adding personal accounts in Teams coming soon on desktop

From Microsoft Corporation

MC226037, Stay Informed, Published date: Nov 6, 2020
Admin impact, New feature, User impact

Action required by Nov 19, 2020

Major update: AnnouncementApplies To: All

We are pleased to announce that we are extending the support for adding personal accounts that already exists in Teams Mobile applications to the Teams desktop apps (Windows and Mac OS).Key points

  • Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68845
  • Timing: Phased roll out
  • Roll-out: tenant level
  • Control type: admin policy
  • Action: review and assess by November 19, 2020

How this will affect your organization

On November 19th, we will begin a staged rollout of personal account (via MSA) support in the Teams Desktop apps for Windows and Mac OS, extending the support that already exists in Teams Mobile applications. We will roll out in phases, taking customer feedback into account, and we will pause rollouts over the U.S. holidays.

New users will be able to sign in with a personal account after installing the Teams app. Existing users with a work or school account, will see an option to add one personal account via their profile menu. Work and personal experiences will run in separate windows to visually differentiate them.

You can manage the ability for users to utilize personal accounts via policy. To learn more about the policy see: How to restrict sign-in on desktop devices

Note: Users of Teams mobile can continue to add or use their personal accounts via configuration policies for Intune for Android and iOS. This policy was announced in June 2020 (MC214328).What you need to do to prepare

Review your policy to ensure the appropriate experience for your organization. Additionally you may want to update your training and documentation.

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