Thanks for following our suggestion to vote this up on SharePoint. It worked! SharePoint has confirmed that they have already started working on this and I’ll be getting an ETA from them after the holidays. -Suphatra
As mentioned in the prior status, the channel limit was raised from 100 to 200.
In the near future a retention limit will be set so you can still go back and reinstate a channel you had deleted. Once the retention period has expired then the channel will get a hard delete which will free up the space and no longer count toward the 200 channel limit.
This will help with some of the issues you have voiced in the comments below.
But I understand many of you wish the limit to be further increased. I will continue to provide your votes and comments to the feature team.
We want to use channels to differentiate between different projects. Each project will be handled by a subgroup of the members of the team. We have about 350 new projects each month, for each we need a channel. We have no idea in advance how long a channel will be used actively. It could be one week, it could be 5 years, depending on the project evolution, which we can't predict. Also a channel may be active one week, then be inactive for some months and become active again. Ideally we would like to have a "limitless" number of channels, but we could live with about 5000 channels (covering one year). The channels will not be accessed through the Teams interface, but through links in another interface.
Naeem, do I understand well that you mean allowing in a team (channel) to select one of the views that was defined on the Sharepoint library?
I have exactly the same requirement. I have a team with different channels. One of the channels I would like to use for document sharing only (embedding a sharepoint library). Therefore I would like to hide or remove the conversation tab in that channel. As a result, when the user enters that channel he would get the sharepoint library view right away.
The other channels will be used for conversations by subteams, less so for document sharing.
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