10-12-2017 01:21 PM
10-12-2017 01:21 PM
When I click on Add Team, all the videos I've seen show all the public teams in a nice gallery so people can pick what they want. We don't see that inside our Teams setup. Any idea why?
We do NOT have our Exchange in 365. We have Exchange on premisis but I don't know if that's causing our issue or not. I was told this could have an effect on some things but not specifically what.
Also, if I try to search for a team, that works but only if I search the first word in the Team. I have a team called Software Deployments. If I search for Software I find it. If I search for Deployments, it doesn't find anything. Any reason it doesn't search all the words in a team name?
10-12-2017 11:00 PM
10-13-2017 06:22 AM
Well, at least it's not just me. Just wanted to add that I get this same behavior whether I'm using the web version or the desktop app.
If anyone knows what causes this, please let us know.
10-16-2017 09:52 AM
Well, I opened a case with Microsoft and spoke with someone today. He had me click all over but didn't seem to have any idea what was going on. Waiting for a call back...
10-16-2017 12:57 PM
If I'm correct Teams are next generation O 365 groups, exchange on-premise don't have this feature so If you like to use full aspek on teams go to Hybrida Exchange
10-16-2017 12:59 PM - edited 10-16-2017 01:18 PM
Just got a call back from Microsoft telling me that this was a neat idea and I should submit it as feedback. !@$#*^!(
I then sent them this URL showing how it's supposed to work. God I hate having to open case and then teach the technicians how their own software is supposed to work.
04-10-2018 10:04 AM
I'm having the same problem, and we are using O365. While I do see two teams, ones I created or updated recently to be public are not showing up, even in a search
04-10-2018 10:57 AM
05-03-2018 06:31 AM
Yes and no. It may be because the public teams were ones I created. I checked with our sys admin, we did have Graph enabled.
05-03-2018 06:37 AM
The consensus from the user body is that ALL public teams should show up when anyone goes to the Add/Join a Team page. However, the implementation from Microsoft is to use all kinds of algorithms and other data to decide which Teams to show you when you go to that page instead of just showing them all. Same way Facebook decides which posts you should see instead of letting you see all the posts aimed at you and we all know how much everyone "loves" that "feature". This means that for most of us, no one sees anything when they go to that page which makes it mostly useless.
05-03-2018 07:01 AM
I get it. I dislike the arrogance of that Facebook feature myself, but learned to work around it by changing the newsfeed view - but resent that I have to do it every time I go back to Facebook. It's also humbling that my own recent posts almost never show up in the "popular" view.
I just tried doing a search for public team using "*", "%", "smart", and "smart*" (one public team I created has that word as the first in the name). Nothing shows up, not even the only public team that shows up when I enter the "add team" page.
05-03-2018 07:12 AM
The other stupid thing is that if you do a search, it only searches starting with the first character of a team name. If your team is called Company Test, you can't search for Test, you can only search for Company, or just 'c'. Dumb.
05-03-2018 07:19 AM
Hmm, didn't notice that, thanks - searching just for 'S' turns up the one public group I saw on the add team page (which I don't belong to). It still does not show the "Smart ..." team, though. So, I'm still going to go with the theory it does not show teams you already belong to (which I guess is reasonable if so).
09-18-2018 08:11 AM - edited 09-18-2018 08:14 AM
Does anyone have any recent insight into this? Our organization just announced "official" rollout and support of Teams and I (as an admin/owner) can't even see Public Teams that I am an owner of (365 Groups). Something is very broken here.
11-14-2018 01:22 PM
I can confirm the same behavior. I would expect all public Teams to show in the 'Join a Team' window but all I see is the 'join a team with a code' tile. The only way that I can resolve the public team is to search (as previously mentioned) with the first word or first character of that first word of the public team display name.
Has anyone been able to have their public teams show on the 'Join a Team' window automatically without doing a search?
11-14-2018 02:08 PM
I just tried the web client. Same behavior as the windows desktop client. The only way to surface the public team is to search for it by typing in the search bar in the upper right corner of the 'Join a Team' window.
11-14-2018 10:19 PM
11-15-2018 11:15 AM
Adam...I just checked and office graph is enabled.
Anything else you can think of that might be causing this problem?
11-26-2018 12:27 PM
I'm in same boat - nothing shows until I type in a letter - then only those show that start with that letter. Graph is enabled in SharePoint Admin as well.
12-12-2018 07:34 AM
So as we speak, still no wrokaround?
We weren't in O365, all Teams were displayed. We migrated to O365, now no Teams are displayed. Fortunately, search is working to find public Teams, but still... not what I was expecting.
01-10-2019 12:35 PM
Has anyone found a resolution for this? Seems pretty crazy that we can't share a list of rooms available to join with our users...public or private. I have to manually publish a list of rooms with owners in order to allow my users to know what's available. This is basic functionality that clearly isn't working correctly and it looks like this has been an issue for months!
Everywhere I look, this appears to be a very common request without an answer, which is just baffling.
01-10-2019 02:20 PM
I agree this is a big problem. We just started using Teams and already ran into an issue of people creating duplicate teams because they couldn't 'see' the other one. I sure hope MS can fix this ASAP!
02-13-2019 05:56 AM
We have similar situation.
When we use MS Teams Desktop application we can join team only by code; when we use mobile app(ios) we can discover and join public teams without problems.
02-14-2019 08:53 AM
Looking for an answer as well. We have several public teams but when I click on Join, I am just presented with a few choices and others get different options, but nobody is getting ALL the options.
02-20-2019 12:19 AM
02-22-2019 07:02 AM
I just noticed today that the 2 most recent public teams that I created in Teams are finally visible after clicking on 'join or create a team'
It would be nice if the public teams that Im a member of would also show up and say 'joined' or have an icon indicating as such.
02-28-2019 01:20 PM
We are experiencing this issue as well.
If a user is on a Public team - and then leaves, it disappears.
If a user was never part of the team - then it is available to choose.
03-13-2019 08:15 AM
Same issue here.
User 1 can see 2 of 2 public teams
User 2 can see 0 of 2 public teams
Exchange O365, Graph enabled
04-18-2019 09:58 AM
@Mike Boehm . It looks to be a known issue, and I have called support at Microsoft. They pointed me to the uservoice: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/18644551-search-public-and-pri...}
This really seems like a huge oversight, when talking prevention of sprawl and promotion of collaboration.
05-03-2019 03:21 AM
It looks like that might end up being resolved?
Teams is making it easy to discover and join private teams. Admins and team owners can control whether they want to allow private teams to be discovered by Teams users. When a private team is discoverable, it shows up in search results and is included in suggestions in the team gallery alongside public teams in Teams. This makes it easy for people to search for and find the private teams that they want to join. People can request to join a private team which a team owner can then approve or deny.
05-13-2019 04:22 PM
@Ben Grinsted I wonder if improving public team discovery (adding them to the join team landing page) is a part of that. I can see how they might work that into that feature, but since it's not strictly mentioned, I wouldn't necessarily bet on that unless you've heard otherwise.
05-14-2019 12:06 AM
@MHoward2040 you're right, I'm probably reading too much into it and being too optimistic about it. Fingers crossed for it though.
05-14-2019 12:43 AM
@Ben Grinsted Improving the discoverability of private teams simply adds a flag that marks private teams as discoverable or not. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/manage-discovery-of-private-teams
I think the problem here is that the Graph might not have enough signals about a team to present it as a candidate in its list of suggested teams shown to an individual user. The teams you see are determined based on your activity and the activity of others similar to you. Sometimes, as you can see, the algorithm doesn't get it right. Other problems happen when you enable restrictions on search inside Teams (see https://office365itpros.com/2019/04/26/teams-exchange-abps/).
Obviously there's some work to improve the situation here, which is why solutions like https://www.petri.com/creating-publishing-teams-directory exist.
05-14-2019 12:51 AM - edited 05-14-2019 12:53 AM
@Tony Redmond Ah, thanks. It would be nice to have the directory built into the tool, without having to script your own solution. It feels like it's trying to be too clever for its own good.
I think we may suffer in that that we still have on premise Exchange without any hybrid configuration. That said, if activity is based on people within Teams then I would expect to see something in the directory. It's always empty for everyone and that's a common cause of confusion when trying to find Teams to join.
05-14-2019 12:54 AM
@Ben Grinsted There's a couple of different ways to approach the directory issue. Others have built web parts to display the information. I'll leave it to the Teams devs to figure out if this would be a good feature to include. You can suggest the idea on Teams UserVoice.
As to the suggested list, I believe that the signals analyzed to calculate the list are based on more than Teams activity. Having mailboxes on-premises might be a complicating factor.
05-27-2019 02:21 PM
05-29-2019 05:55 AM
@Miguel26 just a quick clarification question: on my mobile client (iOS) when
Did you try this way as well?
Sadly this das not work on the web client nor the PC client
07-25-2019 12:45 AM
When I select Join or create Team I get only two options or Create or Join with a code, no browse option....
....what am I missing?
07-25-2019 12:51 AM
07-25-2019 12:55 AM
you are not missing anything - our situation is as follows:
We opened a ticket at MS parallel to someone we met on Reddit with the same problem, support answers were mainly useless
Seems that functionalities are different over the different clients.
We found a powershell script to export the teams information which I bring to a SharePoint list so people are informed an can join the teams via link......
07-25-2019 12:56 AM
@adam deltinger It's more likely that scoped directory search is enabled in the Teams Admin Center. This is a classic symptom of same. https://office365itpros.com/2019/04/26/teams-exchange-abps/
07-25-2019 12:57 AM
@jleuchte Re. Teams directory: https://www.petri.com/creating-publishing-teams-directory