Metadata / Customized Views in Files Tab
Show Metadata in the Files Tab to easily see, add and change metadata. (It seems that now you have do all that in Sharepoint)
Customizing the files view has been announced and is coming soon! This will include viewing metadata from document libraries and lists.
Here is the link to the blog post that details the features that are coming: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-sharepoint-blog/rich-new-file-and-sharing-experiences-throughout-microsoft-365/ba-p/960129
This feature is launched as of today, go check the road map..
Gavin Haak commented
The ability to edit metadata should be viewed as a priority. Many enterprises want to use Teams as their front door for document management - having to go between Teams and SPO experiences for a fully functional DMS is not a great experience.
This functionality needs to be implemented asap, I don't understand why Teams doesn't have it. It drives user adoption to the ground, the folder structure is archaic.
Kevin Townend commented
Another vote for this. Metadata is essential to our company and it is becoming disused because it can't be seen in Teams.
Ian Blann commented
Another vote for this! Folders are so 1990's, surely we should all be using metadata instead by now. If it's not supported in all client applications then it prevents uptake, and Teams certainly seems to be Microsoft's flagship client for collaboration, so this feature is essential.
Using the default views within SharePoint would seem to be a relatively simple unified approach to providing this functionality. Coupled with the same edit-ability of fields would provide a flexible solution to meet future needs on top of just metadata.
The work around is messy as you can't hide the 'Files' tab so you end up with a wasted tab within the team room.
I voted for this feature as well.
Currently added another TAB using Website APP linked to the document library view with the metadata I wan't to show.
Really would love this feature to be available...
The workaround is to embed your view as webpage but that actually also useless because now you would be using teams as a browser....
Jeet Sohpal commented
20th November 2019 and still no return from Microsoft on this??? I would have thought this would be something fundamental that they should fix/rollout.
Just to confirm I am on the same page as everyone else - we are talking about the absence of Meta Data columns within Teams right?
At the moment for any filing of documents or emails we are using an application called Repstor which plugs into outlook and in turn it plugs into a SharePoint repository/document library. Providing you have your email content types setup correctly then voila you have your metadata columns populating correctly in outlook and SharePoint. However I do not want to digress too much because the company I work for is in the process of moving ahead with MS Teams, OneDrive and SharePoint Document Libraries and as such the absence of meta data columns is preventing me from moving my users from Repstor onto Teams.
Any come back from Microsoft on this would be VERY much appreciated.
Trish Gillham commented
I just convinced my company to use metadata to optimize search (as recommended by Microsoft), and of course, it doesn't work in Teams which means none of our users can see or maintain it.
Hi yes please, this is much needed functionality and very confusing that's not available. We instruct all our clients to not use folders and use metadata. Now that Teams is a primary interface to document libraries, it doesn't make sense as to why metadata isn't showing. Or customized views! Come on Microsoft!
Document Sets (as in SharePoint that support metadata inheritance) in Teams instead of plain-old Folders would also be great.
It is couple of years already in Teams, but I cannot change or manage view in Files tab or remove "Open in SharePoint" tab?
In the Teams desktop app this works fine. In the online Teams you get a error the first time saying somthing like cannot use frames. But when you open an other Tab and go back you see the folder content. We use the same function to add an Excel document als TAB. This works only in the Teams desktop app because Excel cannot be used because off frames.
Our Company has a document structure with Metadata set to Mainfolders. The files Tab cannot be redirected and the add Document library can only set to document library and this without Metadata and view functionality. We use the add webpage feature as a bypass
Go to the filestructure in SharePoint that you want to use, click on the 3 vertical dots, copy link, Go to teams -> Add TAB -> Website -> Give a name -> Paste the link. You now have a tab with functionality to a folder in the Documentlibrary with view an Metadata ability.
Our organisation initially led us down the path of using metadata to manage document libraries on SharePoint rather than the traditional folder-based approach. This worked ok apart from the fact that the only place you appear to be able to see this when viewing through SP so we just get a massive list of files when viewing in Teams :(
Metadata visibility and modification from Mobile Apps (ex. iPad, Teams, Word, Excel etc...) as well from Teams client. This will enhance use of Labels, Sensitivity, etc... for mobile world. Currently executives looking for mobile options from iPad for all data.
Simon H commented
An alternative to some of the previous comments could be the ability to remove the files tab so that a custom view could be created in SharePoint and added as a new tab.
This would also work where different channels need to display different metadata via different views as well as enabling the ability to filter the files based on those columns.
The lack of metadata visibility and tagging in the Files Tab along with the difficulty in mandating Missing Info (metadata) in SharePoint views, is a showstopper for us. Please add this functionality or add it to the roadmap!
Steven Rudyk commented
This was an immediate feature that I'm very surprised is lacking in Teams. We're going to need to have the metadata/columns view available in Teams directly so we can group and collaborate with the content that we are creating in order to effectively utilize Teams.