03-20-2018 03:34 AM
03-20-2018 03:34 AM
Hi to all,
we are into the team design flow, our company is an E.T.O. (Engineering To Order) so we develop a lot of opportunities for year.
We are thinking to do a Team named "Opportunities", the idea is to have sub teams to manage the different opportunities with different people inside.
Is it possible?
03-20-2018 05:19 AM
I recall voting for sub teams in the User Voice
Nested Teams and Sub Teams is Under Review: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16954120-nested-teams-and-subc...
Private Channels are being worked on so it's on the roadmap: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16911079-support-for-private-c...
03-20-2018 05:40 AM
03-20-2018 06:12 AM
Since currently everyone in the Team has access to the channels, If the goal is to have a super team and break out the super team, private channels may do it so I shared the "in progress" feature. Hopefully more will come about it's design as it's being worked on by the product team based on the survey.
I'm tracking both private channels and sub teams since I have similar needs to break out a team.
03-20-2018 06:41 AM
03-20-2018 02:11 PM
Just create multiple teams, one called Opportunities then others for each of the smaller groups. Teams really wants you to be members of multiple teams.
03-21-2018 02:00 AM
03-21-2018 07:50 AM
@nicola borrelli don't think about 'levels' and their equivalence. For example I'm one Team with 2100 people and another with 6 people, both are people that I work with. Think of a Team as a work room, with only the people who are members inside. If you need privacy for a subset of people you would have a new room.
03-21-2018 08:06 AM
03-21-2018 08:19 AMSolution
Currently all members of a Team can access all the channels of a Team. Channels aren't a security boundary, see them as topics. There is a feature coming later this year for private channels, but I think it's still a while away, and I don't think would really do what you are asking.
There's no cost in having lots of Teams, in fact in your scenario currently channels wouldn't work as there is a limit of 200 channels. The Team limit is something much higher.
03-21-2018 08:20 AM
Just to throw my two cents in here as it's an interesting topic.
One thing we did here for working on opportunities before they grow into something worth their own team was to have an opportunities team with different channels for the opportunities.
With the Favorite channel feature I would only then get notifications for ops. I cared about.
When something was won or needed more work for a demo/tender/poc stage we would then create a new team for that.
03-21-2018 08:38 AM
03-22-2018 01:56 AM
04-09-2018 01:47 PM
Here is another example where subteams come into play. I have customer that get served from leads to sales to engineering to support. There are many docs that are good to share at many steps in this process like Porposal/SOW during sales and then Planning forms and installation docs for engineering step and followed by support docs. I would like to add the customer and sometime partners into the team to collaborate on the "shared outside" docs be we have internal private docs as well.
04-10-2018 12:14 AM
@Paul Leatherman although these are two Teams related to the same topic (the customer) is there really any benefit of having a structure to next them visually ? Just have two groups called "CustomerX [Internal]" and "CustomerX [External]" then put them next to each other in the left nav.
Also you can use tabs or the Add Cloud Storage option to provide easy access to files from other groups, kind of a shortcut between the two for people with permission in both.