We acknowledge the customer demand for Private Channels and have been hard at work on it. Private Channels is currently in preview with a select group of customers. We expect to release the feature to the public later this Fall, and will update here when we are starting to roll out to all customers. We appreciate all the feedback you have provided to us on this forum and thank you for your patience.
As a manager I should be able to add all the users of my organization in a private Team in MS Teams. If I'd like to have focused discussions on topics such as organization's financials, resource and program management, or product release and lifecycle management, I shouldn't be forced to add new teams as you've suggested and should be able to create private channels in the team and invite specific users to these private channels.
This feature request is working its way through the backlog queue. No new details are available yet.
As a user, I should be able to create a channel and link it to a sharepoint page so my team (or a target audience of the team) can have focused discussions on the topic and share documentation and calendars in Teams and on Sharepoint.
The common sharepoint page that links to a Team in Teams is too broad for a large team that works on multiple projects and different topics
The feature team is still considering this item. No confirmation yet.
Thanks to everyone who volunteered for testing the Office 365 group calendar. The TAP team will be reaching out as we are closer to being ready.
This feature item is still in the works. We will keep you posted as we have new info from the feature team.