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.
Fernando Calix commented
allow to attach a document from sharepoint through the chat general of the team
Currently when I do a search selecting "Everything" from a non-Teams SharePoint site, no Teams document data is returned. The only SharePoint search that does return Teams document data is a search from within that specific Team SharePoint site.
I would like to use the SharePoint tenant Search Center to allow the user to search all sites within the tenant (including Team SharePoint sites).
Please fix this? Also, WHY are you using uservoice when you have products that can do discussion board/forums that you own?
A SharePoint discussion board can already be added as a tab with the website feature. But proper integration could make it even better.
For example this could mean that there is a message posted in the chat when a new discussion is started or you could get notifications from teams when a new reply is posted. You could also have the option to select a message chain and "promote" it to a discussion.
Moving some conversations to discussions would help reduce clutter in the main chat and could give you an easier way of browsing older large conversations.
Pin sharepoint folder as a tab
Derek M commented
It would be great if Sharepoint could add team listings to the navigation as if it were a normal Site that was created.
I need this: Add links to existing document libraries (replace default files)
I want to be able to connect to my own SharePoint folder, instead of the default folder that is created.
Arden Shackelford commented
I can't ask for this enough...
Essential for our company as well. We have SharePoint lists that support business processes and there isn't an easy way to navigate from Teams to the Group's SharePoint Site. We need deeper connection with SharePoint content including webpart pages and lists. Would like to be able to create tabs for them.
Metadata integration please !
Indeed. If I have a site for Team collaboration now and Create a Team for same purpose, I end up having 2 sites: one is initially created and one is MSTeams->O365Group->SiteCollection. Any chance to merge those ?
Steven Wong commented
This should not be marked complete. This is not what the suggestion is.
You should be able to pick an existing SharePoint Site to extend "Team" Functionality around. Right now a NEW Sharepoint SiteCOLLECTION is created for each Team. It would be way more useful to let the admin pick which Site (in an existing site collection) to extend with "Team" functionality.
Steven Wong commented
Yes, it would be fantastic to have Team Site be associate with a SharePoint Site, not a SharePoint Site Collection.
Oscar Polanco commented
I know It's possible to add a SharePoint tab, but this feature enables two team sites. I'd like to have just one Team Site where I can work with MS Teams and apps in the same Team Site.
Gerardo Verduzco commented
May be, we need to map only a folder of the library, exactly how Teams made with her Private SharePoint Site.
Agree that metadata and taxonomy must be built in.
Frederik Devreese commented
Adding documents to a team: when editing the document (online), you end up in Sharepoint. So why is this 'teamsite' not visible/reachable via Sharepoint Admin Center - Sitecollection ??
This is a must. I also need to have the ability to discuss (via conversation) an individual Item list from within Teams
Yana Berkovich commented
Adding the lists as a tab just like a doclib and being able to view the items and rate them will add the ability for a decision making based on votes in the team.
Jani 'Jassi' Hyytiäinen commented
Definitely ability to add a sharepoint list with custom content types is a must. Having people entering data through an Excel tab and then figuring out how to get that into a list. I mean you can always get an Excel out of a list if you really want to work with Excel.