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.
Same here... this is a must!
This request is very simple, it is strange that it has not yet been enabled/realized.
An apparently so simple functionality would be a great advance to implement a corporate document management system in our Company.
We currently have centralized SharePoint libraries with standardized metadata schemas, document flows, and retention policies. It would be very helpful to have the ability to directly link the corresponding folders in each Teams channel to make it easier for users to directly catalog their documents in the folders established for each department, without having to navigate through the entire library, reducing time and mistakes.
I think that these kind of simple functionalities would help to position Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise as one of the favorites in the field of corporate document management.
Why is this not fixed yet? C'mon MS this is really making teams a pain to use and just causing silo's of documents!!!
Sean B commented
Even to be able to just specify the starting directory within the root document library for the Teams tab would be a huge step in the right direction.
I cannot fathom why they would work on incredibly unimportant parts like emoticons but not fix the HUGE number of basic usability features like this. There are so many of them in Teams. Just very basic things that would come up in any brainstorming, before any line of code has even been written. Same with the customizability of the channels: Everything only works well when you do it exactly the way the designer thinks you should work.
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.