Microsoft Teams is deeply integrated with SharePoint in Office 365. For example, every team that you create gets a team site in SharePoint, allowing the team to share and store their files in an effective way. In last week’s Teams On Air, I spent time with host, Delanda Coleman to provide an overview of how SharePoint connects with Microsoft Teams bringing in files, sites, pages, list and news articles – right inside the Microsoft Teams user experience in full fidelity.
It's Microsoft Teams + SharePoint for strong teamwork in the hub. Watch the on-demand video below, and then continue reading below to get a sense of all that SharePoint brings inside of Microsoft Teams.
SharePoint is a content service that supports both the day-to-day of teamwork within Microsoft Teams, the broader outreach to the company via Yammer, and targeted communications with email + ‘smart’ attachments in Outlook.
In Microsoft Teams, the default document library of a group-connected team site is the team's Files - which means it's robust, secure, easy to share and take part in advanced document creation like co-authoring and versioning. And beyond files, we are beginning to further integrate additional content managed in SharePoint, content like full sites, pages, lists and info-rich news articles. Keep focused in your hub for teamwork knowing your content appears intact and up-to-date as Teams gives you a view into your content, not an orphaned copy or version. The single source of truth shines through.
You can build out multi-section layout pages and news (like mini dashboards) filled with images, video, maps, Power BI reports, surveys, Twitter feeds, and more … all in line with your text within the context of your message. And then it’s easy to open a chat side-by-side and share your ideas in line with the original, source content – not a version of it, in its full fidelity.
Here’s a quick rundown of all the things you can do today with Microsoft Teams + SharePoint:
As we move forward, we’ve plans to make the Files experience even more robust with advanced metadata, new view capabilities and more. Plus, we’ll improve the ease of adding SharePoint content - fewer clicks, better picker experience - no longer copy/pasting full URL. That’s what we call a tightening of the “time to tab” for timely teamwork!
Try it all today. Work with your files in Microsoft Teams, connect SharePoint news to a Teams’ channel, publish a news article and add it as a tab in Teams, and pull in a full SharePoint list. Get tabular! They’re your tabs, use them :smiling_face_with_smiling_eyes:.
Join us at the next SharePoint Conference North America in Vegas (May 21-23; www.SharePointNA.com | @SPConf | #SPC18). This is a big event and the Microsoft Teams team will be there in droves with numerous dedicated sessions to share all the Teams goodness. This is a premier opportunity to hear experts from Microsoft and around the world share their experience and knowledge about a variety of topics such as cloud services, best practices & real-world project insights. Join in: 100+ Microsoft & MVP speakers, 160+ sessions, 1 big keynote with Jeff Teper (CVP) and 1 giant SharePint.
We are excited to be doing more with the Microsoft Teams team, to bring new scenarios to life, and to improve the connected experience for people across their important sets of information and the conversations that connect it all.
—Mark Kashman, senior product manager for the SharePoint team
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