03-06-2019 12:52 AM
03-06-2019 12:52 AM
Maybe a very easy question but I couldn't figure it out yet (FAQ didn't help) --> How do I copy and insert links to files inside MS Teams but also between MS Teams and Sharepoint?
Scenario A: "master" document filed in channel A of team A and should be copied as a link to channel B of team A
Scenario B: "master" document filed in channel A of team A and should be copied as a link to channel A of team B
Scenario C: "master" document filed on Sharepoint should be copied as a link to MS Teams channel A of team A
Scenario D: "master" document filed in MS Teams channel A of team A should be copied as a link to Sharepoint
Can anyone assist on this issue?
Thanks in advance,
03-06-2019 01:08 AM
A: click the 3 dots (...) at the right of the doc in teams and choose "copy link" Choose a teams link and copy that link in channel B. When clicked the doc will open in teams
B: The same procedure as A but the user clicking the link from team B needs to either be a member of team A or have been granted access (sharing) to the doc itself
C: From sharepoint click "copy link" Here you can also set permissions on the link so you can make sure members of the team your posting this in, have access!
Paste the link in the Team A, channel A
D: Like A, but choose to create a Sharepoint link, otherwise the teamclient will open
03-07-2019 02:14 AM
Many thanks for your super fast response.
Regarding A: I know how to copy a document link but I don't know how to paste it in the other channel. I guess that's my main question --> How to paste these links in the Files tab?
Regarding B: Understood. I guess same question as A)
Regarding C: I guess same question as A)
Regarding D: It worked - thanks!
03-07-2019 02:24 AM
03-07-2019 02:26 AM
You could open the document library in SharePoint where you wish to paste the link. Next, in the New menu you will find "Link". Paste the created link here. It will also show up as expected in Teams in the Files-tab afterwards.
03-07-2019 02:28 AM
Yes! This an option also, but the procedure of the navigation process is the same
03-07-2019 02:51 AM
again, thanks for your help on this. I uploaded a screenshot of the options I got in MS teams. When clicking "New" there is no option of inserting a link - just new documents. I still don't have any clue what I would need to do with the link once I've copied it.
03-07-2019 02:53 AM - edited 03-07-2019 02:53 AM
That's because you first need to open it in SharePoint which offers more buttons/functionalities. In the near future, these functionalities should come to the default "Files" tab in Teams.
03-07-2019 02:56 AM
thanks for your answer. I've uploaded a screenshot of what I got when doing it as you proposed. Apparently it's inserted as an .url file a an you can only open it using a right click an "Open online" or "Open in Sharepoint" - in MS teams this link doesn't work properly. There is no preview or easy opening in MS Teams possible - I only can download the file and open it.
Is there a pragmatic solution for that?
03-07-2019 04:13 AM
Hi, actually only Scenario D (MS Teams document link copied to Sharepoint) is really clear to me. The other scenarios in which I want to copy the link to MS Teams didn't work quite well. I can only paste the links as URL and clicking on it leads to the following message. As written to Pieter, I can only download the file to my hard drive or open it via right click and "Open online" - there is no way to have a preview. Is that conclusion correct? For my understanding, it's not the same intuitive handling of document links compared to Windows Explorer.
03-07-2019 04:36 AMSolution
03-07-2019 06:44 AM
06-12-2019 01:41 PM
@adam deltinger Hoping you can help me with a similar question on MS Teams and SharePoint. I created folders in the SharePoint page linked to my teams page, but the folders are not showing as channels in ME Teams. Is there a way to make this happen? The functionality in SP was easier to work in, but I thought everything could cede over to MS Teams once I was done. Appreciate any help!
06-12-2019 01:50 PM
06-12-2019 02:15 PM
06-12-2019 02:38 PM
Thank you both - I went back and created a channel that matched the folder name on my SP and sure enough within a few seconds, all the data that was in that folder on the SP, populated in the channel. This was a real time saver for me!
Appreciate the quick reply and great advice