Team Dashboard / Landing Page
When you click on a Team, it would be nice if you got a dashboard for the team / landing page instead of going directly to the "general" channel.
This would be a great place to roll-up information for activity in the team:
- recent conversations (from all channels within the team)
- recent or all documents (similar to the OneDrive landing page, but scoped to the Team
- membership list
- pinned content
- static content (to post general team information)
Martin B commented
Also wanted here!
Something quick and easy to use (in our case via graph api), that is directly part of a team/team class (and not something linked to something linked to a team etc. with various layers of other systems and hoops we have to jump through)
We dynamically auto-generate x000's of teams for use in a university context and want to have e.g. simple html or markup content that shows when a team is opened, where we can display important contextual information (including clickable URL's) for the team for students and staff to see, that is also super easy and fast to update.
Wow, how is this not A THING yet!!
I was just lamenting how going to a Team channel is initially just a series of "Posts and Chatter". It would be great if it were more inviting, graphical & with quick links to important items (other than just links across the top.)
Mention below talks about lookbook... I can't tell if this will become the default landing page or will I still be taking to the "Posts" page by default and have to click that tab to get to the better looking page. (IMO, not worth the effort if still takes a click on an obscure tab... it needs to be first thing someone sees when entering the specific Team.)
This can be done, with MS Sharepoint Look Book: check the links below
Very much yes!
AS A Teams team owner
I WANT TO be able to customize what visitors and/or contributors see when they click it
SO THAT I can offer an introduction text, can get their attention, provoke engagement, peak interests, give useful general information, show metrics/dashboards/etc., set a general mood, show a motivational background image... etc. etc.
Kind of like a Sharepoint team page.
I would love to have people visit my team and the first thing they see is the beautiful home page I made with sharepoint. not the uninvited chat page.
This definitely needs to be changed. Having a pointless landing page is not user friendly. Constantly having to communicate to people about how to ignore and navigate away from this "Post" tab.
Of course we need a custom-landingpage, so our external guests see our CI!
Zeynep EVCI commented
Can we set a landing page on Teams?? rather than having the "Posts" tab
Jerry Bumgarner commented
Please implement this feature. For the way we are tying to use Teams, the conversations tab is completely useless. If you won't implement a landing page option, then at least let us set the default tab that opens when you click on a channel. Does anyone know if Slack has that capability?
T Lee commented
Would be great if this is implemented. I am looking for this solution as well.
Jan Elvegård commented
I agree, a dashboard or landing page or top section of the general channel would be great. I also think It would be useful when you enter a Team (workspace) that the list of other Teams hides away (to create focus), as it does in the education version
Glyndwr Bartlett commented
Yes, we need a landing page so our users have an introduction page with useful information displayed.
Yes we need the landing page customizable so people arrive at some we actually use!!
We would like to have an analytcs or metrics dashboard be presented first when clicking on a team.
Would be great to be able to rearrange the landing page order so you could land on the files tab rather than the posts tab, unfortunately this seems to have been rejected in-spite of significant demand... Once again, MS is showing us all how well it 'listens to its users'...
This would be huge so we can label one group as External and One Internal for Clarity. Also, it would help us post some guides for how to find information or files. It would be as easy as uploading a Power Point or JPG.
@Alex, can you have a comment on this, since this would greatly improve th eusability of Teams. When I click on the Teams name, I want to see a landing page where I see the latetst changes, and not this poor "posts"
I think the Post section is Teams was poorly thought through. Think about it, when you are invited to join a team the first thing you want to see is an introduction telling you what this team is for. Next, you want to see important messages. Hosts want to be able to at like hosts and welcome people and highlight important things. Unfortunately, the first thing you see is a noisy scrolling audit log .. fair enough add an audit log as the 6th or 7 tab but have the ability to hide junk like abc was added to this group and xyz set-up meeting. Imaging you were using a channel to run a project and the landing screen was your 'Project on a Page' that would nail it.
We were just chatting about exactly this, that way you could pin key documents etc
Yes - a dashboard/landing page for a Team would be great. Perfect place to outline the purpose of the Team in a bit more detail (vs. description when you set it up).