Support for multiple Office365 accounts on one PC (Yammer, Skype for Business, etc)
As a consultant I work for many large enterprises. Most of these ask me to use their Office365 account. Of course, I have my own Office365 as well, which means I am using 2-3 different Office365 accounts side-by-side on a daily basis.
This is a very common scenario in the consulting business. Unfortunately, many office apps do not support this, including Skype for Business, Yammer and Dynamics CRM.
It would be great if:
- you could easily see which account you're logged in currently
- be able to be logged in to multiple accounts at the same time
- this would be supported in the apps (on PC, iPad, etc) as well as in the web versions.
Surely, many of you recognize this issue. I know that there are workarounds like in private web sessions, but these are inconvenient to say the least.
Let's work together and see if we can get this on Microsoft's list of high priority items!
I was able to manage this when I only had two accounts (one for work, the other personal). Now I have a 3rd assigned by Lions Australia, a organisation I volunteer with. And a 4th on its way. There has to be a better way to do this Microsoft.
Can we have an update are is this something just too hard.
As a service provider we encourage our clients to use tools such as Skype for Business. It becomes embarrassing that we are not contactable via this means as we cannot be logged in to multiple instances using different accounts.
Workarounds such as private web sessions are not a workable solution.
I agree that a solution for this needs to be on Microsoft's high priority list.
Ian Caldwell commented
Support for multiple Office 365 accounts on one computer for the same user is a critical feature.
Oh dear, saw this was posted in May 2016 and is still an issue :(
And companies are increasingly using Teams for chats and notification collaboration, which are not received when in a different account. Surely if you have legit credentials you should be able to log into as many instances as you like?
Johan Van Noten commented
Same here... working for multiple O365-using-companies is standard for me, but my Skype for business does not allow me to be reachable using "their" way of identifying me.
it is of paramount importance!
Martin Buebl commented
Very important. I need to be available to multiple organizations at the same time. Now I either have to log off/log in with different user accounts (which makes me unavailble for the other organizations during this time) or set up clients in different virtual machines (which then causes issues with voice/video calls as the hardware is not fully looped through the VM).
Andy Brush commented
Yes, very important. This topic comes up frequently and maybe would actually get the attention it needs if all the related "ideas" could be consolidated.