MC227312 – Updated February 23, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
SharePoint group owners can already quickly add Microsoft Teams to a SharePoint team site in order to enhance communication and content collaboration. We’re now making it easier to integrate SharePoint content whenever a group owner adds Microsoft Teams to an existing SharePoint team site.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 46990.
When this will happen
- Targeted release (organization): we will begin roll out in early December 2020 and expect to be complete mid-January 2021. – Complete
- Standard release: we will begin roll out in early January and expect to be complete by mid-March (previously early February).
How this will affect your organization
When associating the Teams app with an existing SharePoint group, access a new wizard which make it easy for a group owner to select the lists, libraries, or pages to incorporate into Teams as tabs. Make the selection, then click the Add Teams button.
Once in Teams, it is easy for group members to collaborate around existing SharePoint content. Users can select a list they had been just working on in SharePoint and then engage team members in chat alongside the list, directly in Teams.
What you need to do to prepare
You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.