Create Team from existing SharePoint site, and other requests
#1 User Request on SharePoint:
Enable integration of Microsoft Teams to an existing SharePoint site rather than to always create a new site collection
There have been a few ideas raised on integrating lists, OneNote, document libraries, etc. from an existing SharePoint site with Microsoft Teams, but in summary, it will be best if we could create a team upon on existing site, so that the "Files" and "Notes" tabs would directly reference the existing document library and OneNote in SharePoint. It does not make sense to have two separate sites: one for all the usual SharePoint stuff, and another just for Microsoft Teams.
#2: Link to Existing SharePoint Sites
Trying to link my Team up to an existing SharePoint site - only seem to be able to link to individual folders rather than the whole document library, meaning that if i want all folders on the Team i need to create multiple tabs to get this. Would be good to link to a whole document library rather than one folder.
#3: Other Asks
Post Team chat to SP microfeed
Connect team sites onenote if available (replace default notes)
Add links to existing document libraries (replace default files)
Add links to existing lists
Add support for SharePoint taxonomy and managed metadata, SharePoint views etc :D
This feature request is working its way through the backlog queue. No new details are available yet.
The blogpost https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/skypehybridguy/2017/10/28/microsoft-teams-use-an-existing-sharepoint-library/ needs to be taken down as it is very misleading.
William Lee commented
Hi - any updates or ETA on this please? thanks.
Is this a real Microsoft site ? There is clearly lack of response, this seems to me like a fishy site
Shane Gilmer commented
Any updates as yet to this request ? We also have existing SharePoint sites with all the documents and info and would be nice to create a new Teams site off of it
Suzanne Morealnd commented
How is this in backlog? Who thought it was a good idea to create distinct, disparate collaboration tools? Seriously!
Frank Smith commented
On the backlog is not an answer. This approach to Teams is why the general Microsoft and SP base eyes Microsoft's push towards Teams with suspicion. It appears that Microsoft is either not truly committed to Teams, doesn't understand how to integrate it with SP, or doesn't really know what direction to head.
The lack of any kind of response from MS in so long a time signals to us to move on and forget about Teams. Some features seemed appealing, but largely redundant with what we already have.
I need a solution as well...... A well established SharePoint site requires integration to a new MS Team space so that remote working and collaboration can be achieved thus saving time and money
Is it possible to link an existing SharePoint to MS Documents? We have a sharepoint with a lot of data uploaded that we want to link yo MS Docs - not start allover and migrate everything manually.
Silvia Adams commented
HOW ABOUT AN ANSWER???? Why create this when WE are unable to integrate into another program created by Microsoft!
Ricardo Sánchez commented
Any updates about this?
please, we need this solution
Please update this request from JP.
backlogged since 2016 means it is NEVER going to happen! we will choose another service. ... "Anonymous commented · November 02, 2016 20:25 · Flag as inappropriate
Connectivity to a sharepoint list or other application would be great. I know you can connect a channel to a sharepoint document library, but further applications do not seem to be supported."
These are very basic features. If there is so much technical debt that the backlog is actually never addressed- could you guys at least be transparent about it so we move on...
a return please!!
Was this request generated in 2016?
It's a long time Microsoft!
Customers are waiting or failing to run teams because of this........
We are waiting for this, to implement the Teams in an environment with more than 2 thousand users.
It does not make sense to have duplicate Sharepoint sites for every organization.
Eric Smith commented
I am surprised that this function is still a backlogged request. The blog on Microsoft.com site shows this as an out of the box feature. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/skypehybridguy/2017/10/28/microsoft-teams-use-an-existing-sharepoint-library/
This will be a implementation barrier for a number of organizations due to the fact without it SharePoint list, files pages will have to be duplicated inside of MS-Teams
Chris Lynch commented
We have been a long standing SharePoint customer, and moved our internal infrastructure to SharePoint Online. We need a way to link new Teams to existing SharePoint Online sites so we do not duplicate storage and where files are kept. For an online Conne cted service, this seems like a substantial miss.