Allow Specific Sharepoint File or Folder Links in "Add cloud storage" Files Tab Option
Currently when I add a document (Excel, Word, etc) link (URL) under a channels File tab (which can only be done if I "Open in SharePoint") to another Sharepoint document in a different Teams site (giving appropriate users permissions to access) it tries to open the URL and says it can't preview. The person first has to click the Files tab, click "Open in Sharepoint", then click on the URL link. An alternative to this request is to allow direct file links in the "Add cloud storage" option under the files tab. Right now it gives access to the entire folder structure of another teams site when all I want is a single file accessible by both teams but maintained in only one teams Sharepoint documents.
Alexander Deichman commented
Important for education too because it allows project/work sharing across multiples groups of students that may or may not be at the same level.
Similarly, if the url object from SharePoint is recognised by Teams it will FINALLY allow us to post links to external websites that will work and open as webpages or documents.
John DeMillion commented
@Harold Walters unfortunately your suggestion doesn't result in a seamless link to a SharePoint document. The result of clicking the link is a Teams error-type page that says there is no preview for the document, and a button offering to Download (!) the document. The only way to open the document is then a multi-click visit inside the ellipsis menu to eventually get it to open in your web browser.
The best and most seamless way to directly link a SharePoint file anywhere in a top tap is to use the "Wiki" app, then create a link to the file in the first level where you can make a link.
James McWhinney commented
I believe this is a duplicate of the following thread:
Check there for more info
and preview / edit the linked file within Teams as if it was uploaded to the files tab.
I have a simular situation as Luke. The workaround mentioned by Harold works for linkes between our Teams channels, but not between our general sharepoint and teams channels.
Harold Walters commented
I found a way around this:
Step 1: Copy link from original document within Teams File tab. In the dialogue box that appears, there are two tabs, one for Teams and one for Sharepoint. YOU WANT THE SHAREPOINT LINK.
Step 2: Go to the new Team Channel, open up the File Tab, Click "Open in SharePoint".
Step 3: Once Sharepoint file system has opened in the browser, clikc New > Link and paste the sharepoint link into the search field.
Now within the Files Tab of your new team, you will have a link to the document that actually works.
Luke Augur commented
+1 for this. I definitely think it would be useful to have this functionality.
Say for example, a SharePoint site is maintained by Marketing with templates to be used throughout the company. Many different departments consume various documents throughout the library.
The Sales Team has a Teams site for each project and Marketing wants to have the most up-to-date template of that file available. The Sales team is most likely not going to navigate through Marketing's SharePoint document library to find the document. It would be much better if there was a dynamic link to said document in the Files channel/app.
It also allows Teams Templates to have the file added already when bulk creating Teams for different projects.