07-04-2019 10:07 PM
07-04-2019 10:07 PM
Hi we are an NFP in Australia and our staff are very new to Office 365. I've been asked to set up a Board Portal as a starter, and senior management and I will test it out so that we present it to our board and advise site governance. I believe some board members will prefer the Teams app and others will prefer the corresponding SharePoint group. I've been testing out Folders and Subfolders in Channels then viewing them in the corresponding SharePoint group. I'm finding that the SharePoint group mirrors any folders created in Teams app but the Teams app does not mirror folders created in SharePoint group.
Q1. Is it OK that members use different apps to collaborate in the team?
Q2. How do get both apps to mirror each other so that there are no future issues if it is OK to use either, as asked in Q1.
07-04-2019 10:34 PM - edited 07-04-2019 10:37 PM
07-04-2019 10:52 PMSolution
07-05-2019 12:26 AM
@Christopher HoardExcellent news, thanks. I'll go vote. And thanks for the speedy response.
07-05-2019 12:31 AM
@adam deltinger Thanks Adam. Complex but understandable. After receiving two great responses already, I can see how to plan out the site and have a better handle on file management.
01-09-2020 01:48 AM - edited 01-09-2020 01:53 AM
There are as of now several issues with using both Teams and the SPO-sites that gets created when you create a new team in Teams.
When you create a new channel, a new folder that mirrors the channels name is created on the SPO-site under Documents.
So far, so good, right?
But what if you want to rename that channel? You can do that, but the associated folder in the SPO-site will not be renamed.
"Well, can't i just rename it on the SPO-site as well then?" No, because the channel will always be linked to a folder with the original name. So if you rename it, the files-tab will no longer show any files and Teams will automatically create a new folder with the original name which is now empty.
In short, it will turn into a mess.
This also goes the other way around; move/rename folders in SPO and it will not mirror onto your associated team and its channels in Teams.
Until Microsoft implement proper mirroring, I would keep these seperate;
create a seperate SPO-site for company file-share and use Teams for projects/meetings/chat, etc.
01-09-2020 01:57 AM
01-09-2020 02:01 AM
01-09-2020 03:31 AM
exactly what do you mean by this:
"Create another library and add that library as a tab in Teams!"
By library, do you mean another SPO-site and then add that as cloud-storage in Teams?
01-09-2020 03:37 AM