How to share and synchronise Microsoft Teams files between 2 tenants?
If you use multiple environments because you want to collaborate across them, it is nice to synchronise files so that you can always find all the documents in one place.
For the host of documents
- Microsoft Teams
- SharePoint (If your organisation allows it)
- E-mail via Exchange
Via Microsoft Teams
Create a new Team.
Create a new Microsoft Team or use a current Team
We are already using the demo environment
Activate guest access - guest access (adminstrator)
To be able to add guests to Teams this must be activated within your Office 365 tenant. This can be done via this URL:
This is only available to Microsoft Teams administrators or Global Administrators in Office 365.
Add the desired external users
Adding guests to Teams is actually easy for a user to do himself.
Navigate to the team you wish to add a guest to. Add the user based on their email address.
You may receive a message to confirm that you allow the addition of third parties or externals. You may accept this.
Tap on Add Member.
Add your external contact via this wizard. then press Add. This can also be done for 100 users (or more) in one go.
Open Microsoft Teams as recipient
The person invited will receive an e-mail with his/her invitation to the team.
Open the link with Microsoft Teams.
The user is now logged into the 'guest' Office 365 environment.
In the Team, go to General and press files.
Your files are now synchronised from 365tips to the guest tenant
This document library will maintain itself if other users edit documents.
You do not necessarily have to synchronise all documents. You can also work entirely in the environment by switching environments in Microsoft Teams. (top right)
Open OneDrive via https://portal.office.com
Create a new folder.
Name this folder
Right-click on the newly created folder and press share.
Enter the recipient's e-mail address - press send.
Open as recipient. The recipient will receive the following e-mail.
The recipient only sees the files in the online view.
In Office 365 groups or Microsoft Teams or directly SharePoint you can also add guests or colleagues.
Navigate to the document library within SharePoint, select the document you wish to share -> press share -> select the recipient and press send.
E-mail - Not really practical
It is always perfectly possible to send files as attachments via e-mail.
It is easier not to do this by e-mail but to share the link.
This way, the document or 'the right version' remains in your own hands and everyone can contribute to it.
Select Attach as Copy
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