Teams – You can now use group to give access to Teams

As you know Microsoft Teams – the collaboration client from Office 365 – has been there for quite some time.

When you create a new Teams (or manage an existing one) you have to give access to selected users.

Until now, you had to invite every individual users you wanted to give access to Teams.

Well, good news you can now use groups (security or distribution) to manage access to Teams. Using group to give access to Teams will simplify  the user management as it will automatically add/remove users based on the group membership.

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When you use group to grant access to Teams, a banner is displayed on top of the users list letting you know Team members will be automatically added and removed to reflect your active directory; the group used is not listed as member of the Teams

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5 thoughts on “Teams – You can now use group to give access to Teams”

    1. Hi GK
      There has been no announcement or any documentation (yet?)
      I found myself when I has to add new users in our Teams

  1. Thanks for your response Benoit. Unfortunately, this is not working for us.
    I was wondering if something I missed?

    1. Sorry GK, I have configured nothing to make it work
      Again yesterday had a new user added into the group and it got the Teams access done automatically thanks to the group
      Are you using a distribution list or a security group? have you the banner “Team members will be automatically added and removed to reflect your active directory.” on top of the user list when you manage the Teams

  2. This is distribution group and there is still no banner 🙁
    To reconfirm, I added my group again and still behavior is the same unfortunately

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