How does Teams Exploratory license work?

T Crha 381 Reputation points


I would like to ask for an advice regarding Teams Exploratory license.

One of our external partners needs to be included in a team that has been created within our O365 tenant, but he doesnt posses any license from Microsoft. We have a number of Teams Exploratory licenses available, so I invited the person to our AAD as a guest, and after he accepted the invitation, I provided the license to his guest account.
How should he access teams? Now when he attempts to login to Teams with his email address, it seems that it only logs him into private MS account.
What is the correct way for a person without any O365 subscription to utilize Teams Exploratory license provided by another company? What login should the person use? The email address where the email invitation went, or the "ugly" format hat AAD generated ( ?

Thank you,


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  1. JimmyYang-MSFT 49,711 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @T Crha

    I did a test in my environment and the problem is the same as yours. Although we have add this guest in our Teams, the guest could not see our Teams organizations.

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    Then I checked the setting and found in this settings, it provides the features when you have Teams Exploratory license. So i could make sure Teams Exploratory license is not provide the guest access in Microsoft Teams. This maybe the reason why you could not see the Team in your client.

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