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Sharepoint tab linked to a list, a library or even a specific view

At present, when adding a SharePoint tab, you can only link to a site. Since sites may be shared among several teams, team members will still have to browse the site to find material relevant for the actual channel. It would be nice if a tab could pull up a specific custom list, library or even a specific view of a library. That would keep stuff on the site in context for that particular channel.

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      • jeff angama commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I want my team to stop using excel to share a list of things... Adding a tab to an existing list in teams would be a user friendly way to access a list. The Files tab opens the document library associated to the team , nothing can lead easily to a list or a sharepoint page at the moment.

      • Casula commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Rather than training people in multiple tools, it seems more user friendly to offer one platform for collaboration. Planner is great for agile projects but doesnt fit well with waterfall projects which we have historically managed in MS-Project and Sharepoint via lists. Adding Lists to Teams would allow more groups to go utilize teams as a single platform for collaboration.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As a usability expert I say: please make lists and views on lists/libraries also available for tabs. This will make the transition from old way of working (different team sites and libraries) to this a lot easier. Respect for what you did with Teams already....focus on the user('s productivitiy)

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This seems like such a bit MISS.... We too have just started using Teams and it is great, but we have stumbled on this particular issue. Created a list to track some basic project metrics in the underlying SharePoint site but can't share that list in the Teams experience. There is no easy or natural way to "jump" users from Teams to the SharePoint list.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Setting up a team our lists are the first things I wanted to connect. Shame this functionality is not there. Seems obvious. Hopefully will be fixed soon.

      • Mikael Carlsson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a very critical and useful function for us, that allows us to use teams to its fullest potential. Interacting with data all of cross the World depending on role in the Company.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We are switching to TEAMs for project site repositories and tracking. i was disappointed to find that there is not a list functionality as there is in SharePoint. The workarounds are not reliable, are messy and will hold up to executive scrutiny. Any idea if this will be incorporated into TEAMs?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        With fully functional attachements viewing please !

        Today, using the Web Site connector, wiewing list attached documents fails when using the Desktop App. (It works using Web App or iOs App :-s )

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is such a basic requirement - can't believe it's not there. I can only think that permissions is preventing it from being enabled.
        Possibly to limit the Lists available to the SharePoint Team Site that is already associated with the Team would get past that hurdle.

      • Sharon Rose commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We are just reviewing features to determine whether Teams will work in our environment. We us SharePoint lists extensively as well as different views of libraries and lists. I am disappointed to find that this functionality does not yet exist in Teams. That functionality would make Teams useable for us.

      • David Greenwood commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The most requested feature by our users: Lists on Tabs like Doc Libraries with access to views and Quick Edit.

      • Tim bridgham commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be the biggest help for Teams. With this I can use teams as the collaboration layer to the intranet and use SharePoint as the Information layer.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        And it is needed also to be able to access a document attached to the list item.
        Actually, using the web Site connector with the Teams App it's impossible to view any attached document.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Being able to add specific views of SharePoint lists on tabs in Microsoft Teams would be huge. Microsoft Flow is an awesome feature however it is really simple to create a filtered view of a list in SharePoint based on the value of a column versus moving or copying the content of a row into another SharePoint list.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agreed. Lack of proper SharePoint List integration with Teams is a very surprising, omission.

      • Toby Statham commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        All this need to be is the web view with the top and left navigation removed. That would be perfect to use in Teams. Can't be that difficult to implement

      • Christian Walling commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate
      • Christian Walling commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Using the websites tab to show the site containing the list is also not a good option because showing SharePoint sites in a tab only works in the teams app. If you want to open SharePoint sites from a tab in the browser version of teams you only get "this content could not be displayed in a frame". Fixing this bug would help but directly connecting to a list from a tab is definitely the best solution.

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