Custom Group Categories for Teams
As I create more and more teams, I need to be able to group or categorize them. It seems like the only native groupings are "favorites" or "more". I would like to be able to create other categories. Once I get over 30 teams, grouping them into detailed categories is going to be imperative to stay organized.
Still under review by the feature team. Nothing new to report at this time.
Totally agree with the comments on this. We have made sub teams for different responsibility areas in our team and we are already overloading the screen space. Once more of the organisation starts using this application and members of our team also get included in those teams, it will be very challenging to stay on top of all of the different conversations and navigate between the different groups. Categorising teams into types will help greatly with this.
This is a great idea and one that I would sorely like. Being able to group all 'Engineering' teams, or 'Business' or 'Support' or whatever the logical groups are would be great.
We already have the ability to 'add to favorites', so we just need the ability to 'add to x' instead to create custom grouping.
As more and more groups are moving onto teams, its def becoming a needed function to be able to swap between groups of teams!
This seems like an obvious feature to add - differentiate between departmental teams, project teams, social teams and so on. It could be fairly non-intrusive with perhaps an icon to denote the type of team, or a grouping function. At the moment we are having to consider Team naming syntax as a work-around, e.g. append Project to project teams etc. which is a bit cumbersome.
It's almost like you need to create a wiki with groups and the links to the teams (as a workaround)to find what you are looking for
Paul O'Neil commented
This seems like it would be a good step toward solving the "Private Channel" issue many are asking for in one of the highest voted requests.
Jose Martin Rosario commented
Whatever gets done on this, it would be very helpful to have those roll-up group categories be visible to all team members and not made to be individualized!
Jose Martin Rosario commented
This is a must. Microsoft Teams adoption is growing at our company and it will get hard to handle real soon!
Grouping and sorting would be a pleasure to work better with teams. Especially grouping will improve the ease-to-use of teams.
Kent Sundlöf commented
I want to be able to create custom categories that better fit my organization.
This would be a great feature. The ability to group teams together in folders for organization.
Bertien Boon commented
I agree this feature is important. I am currently rolling out teams in our school. I already have hundreds of teams, just for classes, because I am mentoring teachers in developing their digital content. At this point I already resorted to looking up the office group to open a class notebook, because I couldn't find the team anymore.
Currently I am considering leaving all of these groups and joining them whenever I need to.
I can imagine that this feature if considered less urgent for most common users.
Also the same function is requested for classroom use, to give the students the option to create structure in all of the teams. It would be practical if I had the option to create "standard categories' for specific groups of users (f.e. so they all have a group for "projects" and for "portfolio",...
I definitely want more categories! 2 is near useless... I have to just have both expanded anyway, saving me no screen real estate.
Here's how I'd ideally organize my teams:
Favorites (things I've pulled out from the rest that I need frequent and immediate access to)
Internal (business areas, product teams, workgroups, committees)
Active Clients (accounts teams with active projects)
Clients (accounts with no active projects)
Ideally, favorites would just be a reference to Teams, and even specific Channels, that are categorized below in "Groups", so you can still find them normally, but you have a quick link at the top of everything. So I could click on "Client A - Project A" and it would then navigate me down to my Active Clients group, into the Client A Team, and select the Project A Channel.
We strongly agree with the need for this functionality. Any progress on this?
Agree with the comments on this. We create a Team for each customer and use channels for projects. It would be awesome to be able to create a category and assign the O365 group or AAD group at that level. It would simplify management of the groups a lot. (e.g. I belong to over 300 O365 groups, making that a worthless organization mechanism). All of this is further complicated when using Power BI, SharePoint and other Office 365 tools that require O365 groups to manage.
is there any progress on this?
Pulkeshi Jape commented
Eric Renaud commented
@admin Some news on this feature? Thank you
Jeffrey Hunt CPA, CA commented
We strongly agree with the need for this functionality. As we ramp up our use of Teams, we see some users being involved with in excess of a hundred teams. The current structure is not workable without some form of categorization.
Amin Burghul commented
Instead of having Teams listed as favorites and non-favorites, I would like to group them under categories. For example: I would like to have HR as a category and under it there are the following Teams: HR Admin, HR Management, Personnel, Employee Relations, Travel Dept, Rewards and Pensions, etc...
I would be happy to be able to see this feature available.