Search Public and Private Teams
Users report its very difficult for their peers to find a team that they have created. This hinders their ability to increase team membership.
Other users report its frustrating that they can't just search ALL the teams at their organization -- that only a small fraction are surfaced to them in their "Suggested" view.
The capability to view Public Teams when you click on "Create Team" is great.
HOWEVER... it would be a better user experience if there was a prominent button or link called "Search for Teams".
Teams needs this discovery capability to avoid the duplication of Team areas for large organisations.
Further to this it would be advantageous to list not only public Teams but also private Teams.
Unfortunately we hit some snags and this has moved back to “working on it”. The team is working to make some corrections and I hope to have a release date in the near future. I’ll keep you posted with what I hear.
Max Winterstein commented
It seems like there was some progress on this, see https://docs.microsoft.com/de-de/microsoftteams/manage-discovery-of-private-teams#set-whether-users-can-discover-private-teams
Neil A commented
Are we likely to get an update on this at any time in the near future?
Glen Boonzaier commented
As a developer, I know things are never as simple as they seem, but returning a list of teams from a list shouldn't take more than a year.
How did that sprint planning session go? We need to include all the public teams in search results.
Everyone showed 233 story points from their Fibonacci cards?
This is false advertising.
There seems to be no interest in Microsoft to rectify this. I would recommend everyone to use Google Hangouts and rather adopt the Google eco-system. Microsoft may wake up when their income is affected.
David Smith commented
What is the status of this feature? We are a new business customer and this was demonstrated to us by our representative and is shown in all of the Microsoft videos. This feature comes down to perceptions: The owners and executives of our company cannot see public groups. This visibility was key to our adoption of Microsoft 365/Teams. As it stands now our owner/stakeholders are not happy with their new investment because they believe it to be broken. Much worse: they have no visibility of their company through the tool.
I have just spent three weeks in an ongoing Microsoft Support ticket (#16728147) only yesterday to be told about this post and the "working on it" status.
I urge Microsoft - with their flurry of daily updates that have ZERO impact on us - to put more effort into making their advertised product work as it should. This would be a top priority for any company that makes and sells a product.
Damon Betlow commented
We can see some public teams via the web interface of Teams and the search bar is available, but no there is no search or public teams that show up via the Teams client when you click Join or Create a Team!
UPDATES? HELLO?? ANYONE THERE?
Sarah Moore commented
What is current status of this? Not being able to search all public teams is causing many problems for our org. Last update was in 2018 "working on it" Is this still being actively worked on and is there a roadmap we can reference?
David Smith commented
Any update on this? We are new to Teams and use public teams quite a bit and are frustrated that our employees can't see any of them.
Kim Hjalte Bang commented
How can this still be an issue?
You (Microsoft) is pushing the Teams harder than ever before and Teams are becoming an increasingly critical platform for us and our customers.
Furthermore we recently bought the Surface Hub 2s to push even harder towards Teams and it's collaborative functionality
It's imperative for us that this problem is resolved
You are welcome to contact me directly regarding this issue..
Krystyna Lineberry commented
Curiously enough, if I go to Teams on my iPhone, then the lists of public teams does come up.
This is a major deficiency for enterprise use. Leads to duplicate teams, bad communication, etc.
Er - any update on this? The tech note suggests simply searching in the top bar - but this results in very little! Also, the /join function doesn't appear to be recognised...
Erik Pederson commented
This is freaking ridiculous that this issue still exists. It's been an issue for well over a year. I created a public Team to as a training and learning site to help my company use an app. It's useless if it doesn't show up for them when they go to 'Join or Create a team'. By searching for a single letter I found a bunch of public Teams I didn't know existed. But that is not intuitive. And finding the first letter or word of a team name instead of matching any part of the Team name is also ridiculous. Am I forced at this point to add my entire company to my Team?
Jacob Kenner commented
I can't even see supposedly public teams from my list (MacOS and Android). Well, I see one I don't need to be in, but the other public ones aren't there. I know they existed because I've been invited into a dozen of them recently. So making a Team registration service available, or at least making the public teams always show up in a search would be great.
Reese Smith commented
I want my whole company to have access to the notes and files of a smaller team but more like guests or viewers. I want the core members to have access to save, create and edit files, receive notifications etc but not all company or ie guests. Is that possible?
I just tried to make one Team with this cmdlet visible: Set-Team -GroupId 0abc123d-e4f5-67gh-i890-jk1m2n345o6p -ShowInTeamsSearchAndSuggestions $true , but i'am still not able to find this Team in Search Menu. Should i do something else or it does not work yet?
I found that in this Article: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/manage-discovery-of-private-teams
Shaun Wells commented
I'm finding that in one of my tenants there is no suggestions and the ability to search returns 0 results for some users.. At least Public Teams should be made available by Default in some order, then allow the users to browse or search for a particular team. I feel this is what is expected by most users of any Chat tool. Don't try and be to clever about making suggestions, that's all well and good but most users, know what Teams they want to join...
Any updates ?
+1 for the list browsing feature.
Zahra Badaroudine commented
Same thing here. I want to be able to search the list of Teams within the organization. How would I know that there's a particular interest team (especially if it has a name that is not obvious)?
It's been a year since the last update. Are you still working on this?
Otherwise, I'm guessing the Organization's Office 365 admin would have access to a list of Teams, no? Could they publish it somewhere? It would be better than the current state of affairs (no discovery at all).