Joining a Team
Change "Add team" to "Add or join a team": I avoided this button because I thought it would always create a new team. It wasn’t evident to me that I could browse for existing teams there too.
PREVIEW A TEAM:
Provide the ability to preview a Team without immediately joining, to see what the reason for the Team is and what Channels exist. It’s a little cumbersome to have to join, realize the Team isn’t what you thought it was, and leave.
Presently you have to know the name of a team to be able to search for it, if I am new to the company and I want to have a look to see what teams there are within my organisation I can’t currently, as I don’t know the names of them in the first place, it would be better if all public teams were visible.
I’m switching the status to Partially Done.
The request for a Preview Team is still in the works. No new information is available at this time.
Team Discoverability is still being worked upon, no details are available at this time. If you support this idea please navigate over to the main topic and vote for it! https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/
Change Prompt: this has been completed
Mikael Lönner commented
Yes, we need a feature which makes it possible to list all existing teams
Louis Burton commented
Easier team discovery for public teams is essential. If I'm not in the team, how do I know what to search for?
John Donoghue commented
Don't understand how this isn't a basic feature - if people can't find teams then what's the point of making them public!
Harald W. commented
Help us to find relevant Teams by offering user defined meta-data as we know from SharePoint.
Vishal Seth commented
do you know taht the main search box does not search for public teams?
you have to go to add a team and use the searchbox on that pane. please fix.
You have to know the name of the team to be able to search for it first, which I don't I want to have a look to see what teams there are within my organisation, it would be better if all public teams were visible here.
Ken Rickard commented
Seems like currently there are only options to set security on a Team for Public or Private. Teams would be a great replacement for Yammer as Teams seems to be headed towards chat, conversation, and collaboration. Seems there should be an easier way to find or see in a single place all the Teams that have been created within my company.
L. Günther commented
Furthermore: It seems that the team's description is not indexed/relevant for search. Please verify and correct.
Additionally: The Classification setting in each team (configurable classification settings) cannot be used to filter search results.
Johnathan Light commented
I cant seem to get the search to work for groups/teams that were already established as a public group in sharepoint before the update.
Is there another method or ability to add the link to the sharepoint/office 365 group manually?
L. Günther commented
Looks like there is strong dependency to the use Delve. We do not have Delve active. So I cannot see all teams. Search needs to be done strictly by the first letters. So Team "Nice Test" is not found if I search for "Test" but "Ni" is sufficient to find it. Needs improvement!
Seems to be working now, i see a list of public teams :)
Niko Colom commented
Overwhelmingly agree. This is one of the features which makes Slack, for example, particularly competitive.
Couldn't agree more. It really hinders uptake of Teams. "I'd love to talk more, but I don't know where to start..."
Kristian Lidin commented
You should be able to se ALL public teams. Today you have to search for them. Discoverability is a powerful feature. Users may not know which team they are searching for without a list to browse in.
Teams who not want to be searchable/browsable can easily choose to be private, so that's not a problem.
Without this feature, new users must be manually invited to all relevant teams (since they might not know what to search for). And there is no way to know if there are two (public) teams for the same purpose.
Vishal Seth commented
completely agree. public teams should be listed, together with trending teams, recommended teams etc. Else how is one to discover new teams without knowing a name to search for?
Pavel Backa commented
Completely agree. As many requests here, this should behave like this from beginning. But because I can see a lot of work done there in last few weeks, I hope that this will be fixed soon.
MS Teams team is doing great job!
Add the ability to list all Public Teams, instead of having to search for Teams by name. I'm in a very large company and there already a lot of Public Teams since it was enabled, but searching for them is very hard if you don't know what team name you're necessarily looking for.
Or maybe something like "Discover Teams" where you can easily see a list of all Public Teams (can't currently do this), search for Public Teams, and create a new Public or Private Teams. Just a thought... Thanks - keep up the good work!
Provide the ability to preview a Team without immediately joining, to see what the reason for the Team is and what Channels exist. It's a little cumbersome to have to join, realize the Team isn't what you thought it was, and leave.