Improve "add members" to team
You have to add each member one by one in a team. It would be nice if it could be a grouping option to add multiple users with the same type of permissions (as if I insert a list of people with any delimiter, then check for names and click add) or import users from .csv / .xlsx file (users with roles).
Thank you so much for this feedback. I was actually sitting with a user yesterday who was struggling to add users to a channel because she was typing in names one by one, which is a normal inclination. I showed her that she can put any distribution list into the field (for example, email@example.com) and it would invite everyone who is on that email address. Try it out and let me know if you have any more questions. I’ve also routed this feedback to design so they can implement a sign or something to show people that they can do this.
Thank you for helping us make Teams awesome!
We would like the option to import bulk email lists (CSV) to Teams meetings and an option to save meetings without sending updates to attendees each time a change is made.
Distribution List creation requires Admin access most Users don't have this. CSV file entry of Team Members is required to fill this gap.
We need to be able to add CSV bulk! This is crazy that we can't. if we already had a distribution list, this wouldn't be a problem!
Thierry Dalon commented
See an autohotkey based solution (based on powershell but streamlined to the essential/ fewest steps) here: http://tdalon.blogspot.com/2020/03/emails-to-team.html
Paul Zambon commented
I love Teams, I love its potential as a product and the fact that as a School we pretty much get this free and in current times this and Google Classroom have been lifesavers to the Education sector.
That said, this is Microsoft's moment really to drive take up of Teams as it has been lagging behind Classroom for years now, whilst i.m.h.o being potentially a much better product, however it really needs a team of developers to be reacting to what is the biggest beta test ever.
A vital area crying out for attention is the bulk addition of users to both a team room itself and importantly channels. With a school of 1000 users its purgatory setting up the user base between the amount of academic and pastoral teams we need. In particular the need to bulk add into channels is desperate - if only to stop team proliferation and sprawl which starts to reduce their effectiveness for the end user.
Please offer us some example Powershell scripts at least to import a csv.
You can try, this for now
Scott Ison commented
Except my company doesn't have a distribution list for the people I need to add or the permissions to create distribution lists, so no, actually you don't have this. :-(
Come on guys.... you should be able to just @team... in the add required attendees box to at least get the team members slammed in their from which you can delete a few that are not required. Some of the missing functionality I've been finding while working through teams is embarrassing. Almost as embarrassing as Microsoft's time required to respond and or fix deficiencies.
Enable the use of AD groups to assign membership!
Why are Microsoft unable to make the join up between their domain software and their desktop applications?
Working in IT, we regularly run into dead ends like this with other "collaboration" apps, but with a Microsoft product their should be active directory support from day one. Especially for large organisations, especially as you now sell Teams as a teaching tool.
How are we supposed to manage 200+ students (for one study area) in School with over 2000 students. Adding them to distro group is just ridiculous.
Fix it Microsoft, fix it now.
It says "We have this!', but the process only works on the OTHER type of team, not for classes, PLC, or Staff. Very frustrating when I can add student to the "other" but not to class type team. Please adjust this so that it works for all teams. You also can not copy over members between types of teams, but you can for teams of the same type.
Paul de Vrieze commented
With a lot of colleagues exploring teams to support teaching students online this is necessary now. We are ahead of IT support in this, and adding many students manually is just not feasible. Any way in which this could work is good. We have email lists for all students in a program year, but for optional lists this does not work. Supporting delimiters should not be too hard.
J Harry commented
please add this functionality. It didn't work to do All@domain.com for may company and it's a very large company with a .com domain. I want to be able to add a subset of the team members to a private channel easily. thanks
i have almost 100 students i want to add into Teams , its too hard and time consuming to add them one by one please find a way to copy past all usernames at once or put an upload button to upload a csv file of all members
Fernanda Mazzotta commented
Dear All, also me I would like to know how to add multiple members I have 100 student for teaching on line and It soudl be really impossible to copy one to one 100 email address
please let me know How I can do?
Um... Sooo... How do I ADD lots of users to a distribution group? Just being trying. Nothing works.
Please send link to guideline
Why does it say "We have this" above, when MS doesn't offer this? The DL solution is off target, as it requires a DL. Is thiat the rough equivalent of suggesting we create and AD group to maintain an O365 Group? C'mon Suphatra...
Craig Burma commented
I need this too.
Thierry Dalon commented
I don't think it is available right now. You can select a o365 group but neither paste a list of emails nor use a local Outlook Distribution list. Please double-check/ update the status here.
We might also not have a distribution list like you mention.
Only max. 50 are allowed. This is not enough. Also a bulk upload via CSV file or PowerShell is needed.
Varun Sharda commented
Typed in a DL email address, but it wasn't recognized by Teams. Teams shows the message "We didn't find any matches".
Probably because it ends with the .ac.in domain (instead of .com).
Please help to fix it.