Allow use of existing OneNotes/documents for channels
My team has a pre-existing OneNote. It would be really helpful to be able to create a tab that uses this, rather than being forced to start with a blank notebook.
Starting today, there’s an updated OneNote option in the Tab Gallery that allows you to create a new notebook for your tab, point to an existing notebook, or link to a particular OneNote section or page.
This update is not yet available for EDU customers, but we’ll continue to update this new OneNote experience to make it easier to bring your important content into Teams!
The release notes can be found at: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Release-notes-for-Microsoft-Teams-d7092a6d-c896-424c-b362-a472d5f105de
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We already use notest within Groups.
At Micosoft Teams we added these Groups as Teams.
But team's notes are diferent files that group's notes.
With this behaviour, Teams does not offer a easier process to integrate information.
Erik Umenhofer commented
I think this is a much needed feature, but I don't think that it should be done just for OneNote. I feel like the better title for this is "Allow for custom or personal tabs for channels". Instead of linking to the internal o365 tenant, allow the users to link personal drives and apps to the team just like Slack. Slack can let me add DropBox, Box, whatever to a server. That way a team can have more custom experiences with the file Sharing.
Vijay Sri commented
+100 votes on this.
Also, SharePoint Document Library
Michael Valletta commented
Existing OneNotes and Planners please!
Peter Helfer commented
In Addition in the OneNote section it should show who made changes to the page just as it does in the OneNote Application. This is a collaboration core Feature as well to see who modified anything in the page. Thanks!
In addition to migrating/importing existing files, it would be great if it can add a replacement placeholder noting the new location the file resides at. common scenario is someone creates a readme.txt with the content being the URL/desc of where the directory/file moved to
Alexandre Cerqueira commented
We already use Onenote in our office groups. It should be integrated in Teams now. For the moment, I need to switch between the 2 apps to access my notes (in groups) and use the channels in Teams.
Apurva Pawashe commented
Absolutely critical feature. Very annoying to have to manually move existing OneNote tabs into Channel OneNote for the sake of collaboration. Please fix!
Armand Campo commented
To that end... you can open OneNote directly in the app and move\copy pages to the existing General tab but you only get the one tab. We have notebooks with dozen + tabs in the main notebook so you're limited on getting your notebook to look the same. Hopefully since this is the Public Preview that functionality is coming....
Armand Campo commented
To pile on - +1 on the need to link to existing Planner and OneNote instances. Greatly reduces my willingness to migrate to Teams if I have to shuttle data all over and recreate my planner board which has +100 discrete cards.
Justin King commented
Generally I think it's a wonderful idea to make channels around _documents_ rather than conversations.
While not always appropriate, being able to do this would make it more like Confluence when needed and also make this a perfect solution for collaborating and seamlessly building wiki-like documentation.
Nick Chope commented
I added an Outlook group into teams and found a new file folder called "General" was added. So our existing files don't show up in teams, but if I were to move the files under the "general" folder, they will show up. I can do the move from the group sharepoint site, which linked to the team. The integration of existing groups into teams and using the existing document folder and onenote notebook would be nice I think.
Same this is annoying
Ahmed Sabbour commented
Same here, most teams would have invested in a shared OneNote already, so it only makes sense to bring this one in.
Bryan Hill commented
Was going to post the same - we have extensive pre-existing OneNote notebooks that are already used by the team. At the moment I've just linked to this from the Teams notebook but it would be great to bring the existing one into the Teams area directly.
Isaac Chua commented
It's because they create a new site collection on SharePoint with every new team. I've raised this specific issue separately:
Joel Sanderson commented
Same with Planner - I don't see a way to add our planner to the tabs area.
Joel Sanderson commented
Our team uses multiple OneNote notebooks, all within the same SharePoint site ("group").