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.
This item is still in the works.
Also, thank you for the additional feedback. I will circle back to the feature team and provide a new update soon.
Seems like a great feature. Our use case is as follows.
We work together with our clients in Teams to collaborate and share documents. One of the things we would like to setup is a "issue list" or "open items" so we can easily add and view items that need attention during the project.
If you need more info , please let me know.
Lists is the start point of a lot of our internal workflow and thus it will be much helpful for users to directly open (pin as an Teams tab) and add new items or update them.
Or else they will have to open a separate window to access sharepoint and thus impact the efficiency.
We are rolling out Teams to our organization, and SharePoint list can not be integrated to Teams tab or Teams file. We wish to edit , update, even create SharePoint list within Teams.
The ability to target a specific folder in a document library or a specific view of a list. As others have mentioned, we have a shared document library (ours if for user documentation) and specific channels for specific products. So having a way to show content relevant to that channel would be excellent.
our use case: we have a central doclib in Project center(an SP site), containing all customers and their docs.
and we create teams as collab spaces for each customer.
Ideally, we would like to embed as teams tab only that part of doclib mentioned above, that is relevant to the collab team, and work on it. So the solution proposed above, - allowing to embed a specific view, most probably wouldt fit.
another alternative that would help is an option to add folder or specific view rather than whole doclib with the feature "Add Cloud Storage".
Bjorn Foster commented
Call me greedy, but I'd like to have the same document library modern UI experience in Teams desktop and web browser -- apps, views, menus, content type document templates, etc. In each channel we currently have a website tab called FILES! pointing to the same library as Files. Many users are confused about why we have Files listed twice. And if you can't give us full SPO library experience in Teams, then at least allow us to delete/hide the default Files tab and kill the "If your site isn't loading correctly, click here" warning for any *.sharepoint.com urls.
When trying to execute a flow from a sharepoint list embedded as a Team tab, it does not seem to work. When doing the same directly from the sharepoint site, it works
Detlef Scholz commented
Open a SP-link on a mobile device brings you to the sharepoint-app. I 'd prefer to stay in teams like opening the document tab.
Showing a defined SP-view with e.g. additional infos also would be fine. Trying to open a SP-AllItems.aspx-link on a mobile device isn't possible.
If in the SP list shown in the Team tab, there are names/people fields, would be great if these fields are processed so that we can click on them/mouse over to get contact details/initiate calls/video/etc.
[Deleted User] commented
Ability to set the view to a different view is essential. Please can we get this :)
One use I have for it is to show a list of URLs that can only be edited by an admin, for all our company sites, eg websites, facebook page etc... With a wiki, it can be edited.
Someone Else commented
Might be asking too much, but options force a specific view or allow users to pick. Slide in metadata sidebar. Trigger a flow. Inline editing of list data would be cool.
Andre Dujardin commented
It would be great to be able to add any standard app from sharepoint also as a tab in teams as it will push teams to be the only communication and data tool needed in many cases.
For the different libraries there should be the possibility to link to a subfolder and the possibility to filter the library by the different meta data that has been introduced before.
Lists need to have this kind of filter too.
When creating a link to a website it would be cool to have a more integrated view of the main menu and the sharepoint site. It doesn't look user friendly right now.
By linking to a specific website, webpart site or wiki site on sharepoint it would be great also to have the possibility to deactivate the menu, so the user stays on this site which is related to the channel and he'll only be able to use the links on the site to navigate.
Ability to switch views to include calendar would be a great addition. My experience with using the webpage tab for a list is that the calendar views bring up the entire sharepoint page vs just the calendar.
I'll give an example: We have a "Proposals" SP library. But there are several levels of folders before one gets to the actual individual proposal folders (e.g., Proposals>T&M>CustomerA>2018>PrimeB>...stuff I want... . I want to set up a Team for a specific proposal and provide a tab that 'brings up" the folder for that specific proposal, rather than having to wade through the entire Proposals hierarchy or set up a separate library within the Team.
Scott Quarmby commented
We use a lot of SharePoint lists. Teams is not useful to us without the ability to work with lists. We create custom views to display just the columns with specific column filtering. Basically, everything we can do in SharePoint to customize a list view would be needed in Teams. If there are specific feature questions, I am happy to answer.
Romain Dalle commented
We can already have a tab in a teams channel, that pulls up a SharePoint list. your list has to be in Modern UI though.
You can do it through the "web page" tab
This needs to be done ASAP! Most libraries make use of views in some way or another and the lack of both metadata and views is a huge drawback to this.
Peter Varberg Madsen commented
The ability to select specific view, allow filtering on the visible columns and even searching the document library or list would be a great addition to the SharePoint tab.
Jeff https://jeffangama.wordpress.com commented
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.