Can You Use Microsoft Teams With External Users

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  • With Microsoft Teams external access, Teams users from other domains can participate in your chats and calls. You can also allow other external users who are still using Skype for Business Online, Skype for Business on-prem, or even Skype to participate. Use external access when.
  • These apps can also automate creating teams, channels, and conversations, enhancing the value of Microsoft Teams. You can create web sites, services, and native platform applications that run outside the Microsoft Teams user experience, and call the Teams API to automate Teams scenarios.
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Microsoft Teams is the ultimate hub for teamwork and intelligent communications.Built on the strength and scale of Microsoft 365 with over 120 million users,Microsoft Teams delivers chat-based collaboration, meetings, calling, and enterprise voice features.

Why integrate with Microsoft Teams?

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Automate team lifecycles

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Use Microsoft Graph to create a new virtual team when a new business issue arises,add the right people to the team,and configure the team withchannels,tabs,and apps.If you want to get the new team together to discuss the business issue,add a new event to the team calendar.

When the business issue is resolved and you no longer need the team,use the Microsoft Teams API to archiveor delete the team.If you know the maximum duration of the team when you create it,set an Microsoft 365 group expiration policyfor the team that automatically removes the team according to the policy.

Get work done even when no one is around

Use application permissions to work withteams, channels, andtabswithout human intervention.Create a new channel when your customer files an order.Automatically create teams for classes at the beginning of the school year, and archive them at the end.

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Create teams linked to your app

Let customers create new teams and channels.Install yourTeams app in the new teams.Pin your app to a tab in the new channel.Send messages to the channel linking back to your website.

Create and manage multiple teams and channels

Microsoft Graph makes it easy to create large numbers of teams and populate them with users and channels,by automate creating and managing teams, channels,tabs, and apps.Microsoft Graph also lets you findand archivethe teams you are no longer using.This is the same API that the Microsoft Teams Admin Centerand Teams PowerShell commandlets are built on.

Deploy apps to teams

List the teams in your tenant,and install apps to them.Create tabs in channels to give users easy access to apps.

Use Microsoft Graph in any kind of app

Can You Use Microsoft Teams With External Users

Microsoft Teams apps give work groups a new tool to make collaboration a more productive and compelling experience. These apps let work group users share assets, interact through chat, and schedule events on the team calendar. These apps can also automate creating teams, channels, and conversations, enhancing the value of Microsoft Teams.

You can create web sites, services, and native platform applications that run outside the Microsoft Teams user experience, and call the Teams API to automate Teams scenarios.

Types of apps enabled for Microsoft Teams

These collaboration tools include Microsoft Graph-enabled tabs or bots running inside Microsoft Teams apps. You can also call Microsoft Graph outside of a Microsoft Teams app, such as from a website or a web service. If you've already enabled your website for Microsoft Graph, you can use that work for Microsoft Teams by using the Microsoft Teams developer platform to create a tab that uses the existing website code.

Microsoft Teams APIs can enhance apps inside and outside of Teams:

App typeScenario description
TabsSurface your content in Microsoft Teams.
BotsHelp users get tasks done in conversations.
ConnectorsPost updates from external services to channels.
Actionable messagingAdd enhanced interaction to your connector cards.
Messaging extensionsAllow users to query and share information in conversations.
WebsitesSurface enhanced content in your web pages.
ServicesEnhance your client applications with Microsoft Graph data via your web service.
Activity feedEngage users via feed notifications.
Calling and online meetings (preview)Create Microsoft Teams apps with bots that can initiate and participate in audio/video calls, route/transfer calls based on interactive voice response (IVR) flows, and participate in online meetings.

Get notified about changes

Microsoft Teams supports subscribing to changes (create, update, and delete) to messages in channels and chats to allow apps to get near-instant updates. For details about how to subscribe to changes, see Get change notifications for messages in channels and chats.

API reference

Looking for the API reference for this service?

See the Teams API in Microsoft Graph.

Next steps

  • Watch the overview video.
  • Learn how to use the Microsoft Teams API.
  • Drill down on the methods, properties, and relationships of the team, channel, and group resources.
  • Try the API in the Graph Explorer.
  • Read more about the Microsoft Teams programming model.
  • Explore the cloud communications APIs.
  • Get a jump-start with sample code: Contoso Airlines, C# mini-samples