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.
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.
When will this be implemented? Our customers would like to know.
The feature is already partly there. If you have a site collection created with a modern team site at the root, you have a link in the bottom left that allows you to create a Team based on the site. The feature is not available on modern subsites of the root. Perhaps this is in development, perhaps not - as Microsoft is recommending one site per site collection.
Absolute rubbish this is still in the backlog, such a fundamental integration requirement within any organisation already using SharePoint.
Hi just to clarify if I understand the 2nd request, so basically I have a sharepoint site, and MS Teams that is not entirely connected, we want to store the files being uploaded in teams the my sharepoint site right?
How can this not be available withing the Microsoft Platform, how hard can this be?
the moment you create a teams group you only need to be able to OR: add an existing sharepointsite, OR create a new one. Everyone who uses teams and sharepoint figures this is problem in the first 5 minutes of using teams. And they still haven't figured it out or done anything about it after months and months? Outrageous
How is this still a problem? How did Microsoft launch these apps without realising there will be instances when Teams & SharePoint need to be able to link?
Carlo Greco commented
Same need here!
Any updates to this please?
Jonathan Herschel commented
Waiting.... this would be great!
I tried to do this exercise yesterday and when I discovered that I can only link the root of a SharePoint site to the Teams. I thought I just delete the Teams team. In doing so my owner/admin i.e. me. was removed from the SharePoint site and I and my staff lost access to that SharePoint site with all our client data.
Owner of the site can be re-assigned in exchange. But this type of issue is a risk factor and surely must be fixed?
Syeda Shapna commented
This is what i am exactly looking for this morning!! Can't wait to have this feature!!
This wonder be a great enhancement!
Please let us know if you have a completion date estimate?
Any updates? This will save a ton of time for many. BTW, someone here offered using Hub Sites as an option to make this work, but you need to be an Admin to attempt this method.
Jenkins nS commented
Please provide an update on this request
this should be an easy fix. please prioritize.
Fran Fernandez commented
this is a really interesting feature
Team, it feels like this should already be a thing, any chance it could be escalated up the list?