Add other Sharepoint document folders under Files
Please allow adding granular SharePoint document library subfolders to the Files tab. Currently, only the document library level can be added, not sub folders.
This allows adding content from related but separate SharePoint sites without having to provide the entire document library (which may contain irrelevant content to the Team)
This request is still on the backlog.
You can add a direct link to a subfolder as a website but it does lose some of its functionality. This works in an archival sense if the documents are static and do not need to be edited but it is not ideal for working collaboratively.
As this request was logged in 2017 and the last response was 2018 I think we can assume that it continues to be "on the backlog", ie they aren't working on it anymore
Any resolution as yet? This has been a long time issue, and one would assume not too complex to address.
Marcus Brinkhoff commented
Work with files remains one of the most important element in the collaboration. In larger projects we work with many different workstreams. Here the file tab is as flexible as the Windows file explorer. Why can't you just remove it if you want to? It would be ok to link the SP libraries as tabs, but not if you cannot remove the file tab.
Same here. I got my team so close to fully migrate collaboration to MS Teams, but we can only link to full document library instead of having clever integration of sub folders. This is so basic, raised so long ago and still not integrated?
It´s definitely a MUST. All the workarounds may be possible but each has serious disadvantages tbh.
We can do this with Add Cloud Storage, and add SharePoint...but files dropped into the conversation shmetimes still go to the Team SharePoint instaed of the SharePoint we mapped to Add Cloud Storage
In the course of digitalisation, this should work as a matter of course
So we can do this with Google Drive, Box, Dropbox....but we can’t do this with Microsoft’s own cloud file storage system on Microsoft’s own Teams platform?
That can’t be possible!
I found a workaround.
1) Open the Document library and navigate to the subfolder
2) Copy the link of the Sharepoint-Subfolder
3) click on + symbol in Teams and select to add a "Website" instead of a Document Library
4) Insert the link from the clipboard and rename the site. Done!
We're trying to migrate a team off of Dropbox but are getting stuck because SharePoint has such a weak integration into Teams. Would love for this to be addressed.
Ondrej Mrhac commented
This is a must! We need this!
Has MS ever indicated to pick this up? I do not see any response to the comments from MS and the status has been "on the backlog" since August 2018. Means we do not have the slightest idea if they gonna pick it up now or later, do we?
To be honest, I was badly surprised to see that it is not a feature at all (ref. to Kano - basic needs)!
Still an issue!
This is essential. Tight SP should be standard.
yes please, add the ability to access sharepoint folders.
This really is essential and seems obvious. Please add this functionality.
Please take this off the backlog. This is important functionality.
A lot of things are eluding the devs at MS with regard to Teams that should be obvious. The two biggies:
1. Doc folders that sync between Teams and Sharepoint
2. OneDrive files can be displayed in Teams and on a Sharepoint Site.
For both of these we currently use Box.com for document storage, display, and embedding on our Sharepoint intranet. It costs a Box subscription but it works.
I would highly recommend this route since Microsoft seems entirely incompetent when it comes to document management inside of Sharepoint and Teams.
I've even suggested to Box that if they ever want to seriously expand their user base, that they move into intranets and collaboration tools. People would drop MS like crazy.
Seems like a pretty rudimentary feature for a collaboration tool and flagged years ago. It seems the KIS principal continues to elude the folks at Microsoft
any luck we desperately need it
Stefan Schaffner commented
Please implement this feature as soon as possible. I was not aware that this elementary feature does not exist. We use only a small number of libraries and would like to share only certain subdirectories with others (also external) in the individual teams. Now we run into the problem that we have to share the entire library (which we don't want to and are not allowed to). Very annoying.