On fifth December Microsoft put out a serious replace discover (MC228482) for Microsoft Groups. Starting on February eighth, 2021 (simply over 2 months from the announcement), Microsoft is turning on Visitor entry in Microsoft Groups by default for any organisations who haven’t explicitly disabled visitor entry.
At present, the service default is visitor entry off, however if you would like Visitor entry for Microsoft Groups to stay disabled in your group, you’ll need to set/affirm that the Visitor entry setting is about to “Off” as a substitute of “Service default“.
If you have already got visitor entry turned on, no motion is required.
From eighth February 2021, Service default will swap to Visitor Entry On. In case you manually set this to On or Off you’ll not be impacted by the service default change.
You’ll be able to change this beneath Org-wide settings / Visitor Entry within the Groups Admin Middle (Visitor entry – Microsoft Groups admin heart)
This setting pertains to the visitor entry setting for Microsoft Groups as one service within the wider Workplace / Microsoft 365 Providers. In the end, if and the way visitor entry will work for Microsoft Groups relies on settings within the following providers:
- Azure Energetic Listing: Visitor entry in Microsoft Groups depends on the Azure AD business-to-business (B2B) platform. This authorization degree controls the visitor expertise on the listing, tenant, and software degree.
Azure AD determines whether or not exterior collaborators may be invited into your tenant as friends, and in what methods.
- Microsoft Groups: Controls the visitor expertise in Microsoft Groups solely.
- Microsoft 365 Teams: Controls the visitor expertise in Microsoft 365 Teams and Microsoft Groups.
- SharePoint On-line and OneDrive for Enterprise: Controls the visitor expertise in SharePoint On-line, OneDrive for Enterprise, Microsoft 365 Teams, and Microsoft Groups.
For extra element try this weblog: Controlling Microsoft Groups Visitor Entry on a per-team foundation#
If in case you have visitor entry disabled on the Azure Energetic Listing degree, this service default change won’t open up visitor entry for Microsoft Groups, since sharing in Microsoft 365 is ruled at its highest degree by the organizational relationships settings in Azure Energetic Listing.
Screenshot from right here in Azure AD: Exterior Identities – Azure Energetic Listing admin heart
Keep tuned for additional Microsoft Groups weblog e-mail updates.
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