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
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.
In addition to some of the comments regarding each channel is using the same set of columns in SharePoint, I would like to see that each channel gets it's own document library.
There is an idea about that here: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/20298733-a-dedicated-library-list-for-every-channel-or-one
And I agree that metadata/columns should be visible in Teams directly so you don't have to switch between Teams and SharePoint all the time. This works confusing and not consistant if you want all uploaded documents to have metadata.
Views/filters should be added as well to quickly find the document you're looking for in case you are uploading lots and lots of documents. A search field would help too.
Chet Anderson commented
We are a consulting company with several Communities of Practices set up as Teams, each with communications channels and supporting artifacts. We've found early on that the lack of Metadata on the file view and tagging of conversations is greatly hampering our goal of community collaboration.
Pieter Veenstra commented
This is potentially more complicated than stated in this uservoice. Within each channel there may be a need for different columns. Currently all documents within a team are stored in a single Document Library therefore columns created within one channel will also appear in all other channels.
Should therefore the idea of views be introduced to Files as well? In such a way that for each Files for each channel has a different view?
Christopher Florian commented
I want to be able to create a customized site template so I can add metadata that I need in all my company's sites for retention.
this is essential. making workflows without being able to interact with file metadata is limiting
everything about modern computing pushes people to not worry about where things are stored as much as adding metadata to them so they can be searched
Teams loses appeal rapidly when one has to go into SharePoint to find the file(s) to discuss.
Providing the option of using a SharePoint view in Teams or (better yet) allowing metadata filters in the Team channel allows us to remain in Teams using the features it provides whilst still obtaining the underlying value of SharePoint as a EDRMS.
There should also be a way for a team leader/administrator to create a strutured taxonomy for users to follow. This could be done either by creating a term store for teams, or allowing for a SharePoint Term Store to be used with Teams.
Merge the following with this one:
Serge de Klerk commented
We use metadata and custom columns for our documents. At the moment in Teams, I do not see the extra column nor can I add the metadata tags to files. I have to Open In SharePoint if I want to do this, which makes it annoying to use. As an MSP, we implement metadata tagging for most of our customers and if we successfully want to implement Teams, we will need this functionality