Channels in Teams should be able to link to specific Sharepoint sub-directories in Files.
Channels in Teams should be able to link to specific Sharepoint sub-directories in Files. If Sharepoint was set up first, it can have a directory per category (what are now channels). Specific Channels should be able to link to these directories.
From Teams FILE channel : I just want to be able to click on New, and add a link to a file that is mastered on a different SharePoint site. Currently I can only add a folder or word/excel/ppt file.
Marty James commented
Yes!! This would really help adoption, as not every group wants only folders created in the top level directory, when they have their own Sharepoint file/folder structure.
You may want to start a channel around an existing/previous project, but then be able to link to the existing files/folder that currently resides in sub folders, rather than having to move it up to the top level JUST so that Teams can connect to it
Yogesh Kumar commented
normally, when a new channel in a team is created, a folder with exactly the same name as the channel is also directly created in the document library of the team's Sharepoint site. When I add a channel manually in Teams itself, everything works correctly. 6 weeks ago, the same result could also be achieved with the command "New-TeamChannel" - right after the team channel was created, a folder with the channel's name was available in Sharepoint.
However, the behavior of "New-TeamChannel" seemingly changed in the meantime. Now, the folder in the SP document library is not immediately created anymore, but only when the tab "Files" is clicked in the channel in Teams. As long as the "Files" tab is not clicked, no folder will be created in SP. It seems that only clicking the tab serves as a trigger to create the SP folder.
This is an issue in our use case where we want to copy files to that folder right after we create the channel, and we rely on the existence of that folder. As already said, it worked perfectly in November 2018. But now, since no folder is there WITHOUT clicking the "Files" tab in Teams, the path of the SP folder can't be found and we get an error message.