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.
Adding another site is not the same as selecting a sharepoint site when the team is created.
Seb Herrmann commented
Our intranet is a key part of our internal communications for our people – there are several ways that bringing teams into SharePoint would be hugely beneficial for us. Firstly being able to insert channels as a widget or feed on any given page on our Intranet site to bring the collaboration from teams onto pages in our intranet to tie the two platforms together would be great.
Another way we would like to see these integrated - As a user we would like our people to be able to open the intranet and see a ‘home feed’ from teams, on the SharePoint online intranet site. Having the ability to see "activity feed' or a feed that shows latest posts from selected or all channels would be fantastic. Being able to click onto the feed to interact or respond to a message from SharePoint online would be even better! But at minimum if you clicked a message it opened the team’s app to the appropriate message thread to so you could respond.
The key is not to make teams fully functional is SharePoint – but just to provide a way to bring the conversations and collaboration from Teams into the intranet where people can see the company and files and conversations together.
Finally – When I search on the intranet I want to be able to return search results from conversations in teams as well. And be able to filter search result by conversations. Just like I can search files uploaded from Teams, so I should be able to search what was said in Teams. As a user I want to have one place to go to search everywhere across all my files, conversations, e-mail, calendar, notebooks etc – this makes sense to have in SharePoint online. Thanks!
We have started using teams, but run an on premise version of SharePoint. I thought we would move to SharePoint Online, and then hook Teams into that migrated version and work on documents via Teams.
Like everyone else, there is now point doing this as we would still be running two separate SharePoint Online sites, which is just confusing for everyone.
Please introduce the capability to link Teams through to an existing SharePoint Online site.
Syed Mehfooz Ahamed commented
Yes, also sync wiki notes in Teams with wiki page in SharePoint
The SharePoint tab should do more than just libraries. It should enable presentation of any URL-accessible SharePoint content, including Pages, Sites, Lists, Filtered library views and pretty much any url-accessible SharePoint content. We have tried to use the Web Site tab with SharePoint URLs but it won't allow the content to display in a frame.
We need to be able to point to a specific FOLDER rather than an entire document library.
Chris Tobler commented
I agree. It would be great if during the creation of a team I can choose an existing sharepoint site.
Grzegorz Szypa commented
Continued my last proposition, from default with new Sharepoint site will be created Microsoft Teams tea. it will cause less management with users access and it will be more clear. Currentlly if I add sharepoint recource to MT and grant access for user which do not have access in sharepoint, it cause a problem with access management and is really dangerous.
Grzegorz Szypa commented
I am not sure that everything was showed, but in overall I think that Microsoft Teams module should be like build-in functionality for each created sites in Sharepoint, so for example:
- if I create new site, the same contents should be visible in Sharepoint side and Microsoft Teams side.
Under 'Files' make SharePoint Sites available, not just OneDrive! OneDrive is useless to me as a corporate... my documents are in Document LIbraries on sites.
Agreed. In our SharePoint folder structure we have Clients>[Name of Client]. It would be ideal to point Teams to a specific Client folder. Additionally, in each client folder, we have a OneNote for that client. We would want to point Teams to that existing OneNote.
Agree. My organization also has an established SharePoint site with several document libraries. In a channel when adding a tab, I was successful in linking it to one of my established SharePoint libraries and that seems like it will work great. But what I would like to do is be able to Remove (or at least Hide) the default Files tab in the Teams Channel so that the team only sees and uses the specific SharePoint library I have linked for them.
Also, it doesn't seem possible to move the first two tabs (Conversations and Files) to a different position. So unfortunately they will always see the default Files area ahead of my linked SharePoint library that I want them to use.
In particular, managed metadata needs to be added to teams, so you can search and tag items using an organizational term store (ideally the same one that is configured in SharePoint)
same issue then Mike Weiss
Mike Weiss commented
Let's include http / https integration with this as our internal portal uses sharepoint but bc its http, i can't share the url from an internal portal page.
A migration without this option is almost impossible. This solution does unfortunately not fit into our existing sharepoint environment.
Dear Suphatra, for new projects or initiatives teams is perfect: I get a Teams, an O365 group and underlying Sharepoint site.
But what if I have a sharepoint site created earlier? I kno wI can embed doclib as tab, but How do I explain to my user, here are files from this teams underlying site and here are files from your old site, thats totally confusing.
what would even help is to be able to REMOVE native files and Wiki tab, replacing it with existing sites objects.
any progress on this? "Under review" was over a month ago
I will reiterate that of voice of 10's, 100's thousand enterprises who have followed good practice and implemented sharepoint with a level of governance on site types, that this idea of now creating groups ad-hoc as part of planner and teams completely breaks the model if you do not allow the ability for planner and team to link to existing sharepoint sites. It makes no sense. I have tried teams with my project team and the fact that the file location is not the existing sharepoint project site has caused lots of confusion and already effected user adoption of what could be a fantastic application. PLEASE PLEASE MS sort this out for planner and teams, it seems bonkers.
AJ Kelly commented
My company uses a SharePoint site collection to organize collaboration, files, calendars, etc. based on corporate division and project team. To see real value in Teams, we need to either be able point at a specific subsite (configurable when making the team and editable later) or to be able to include specific document libraries, calendars, and the like from the "Add a tab" feature.