I’ve been catching on the Teams on Air episodes and just managed to watch over the Teams and SharePoint for document sharing, storage and collaboration on youtube. With SharePoint bringing in content i wanted to learn a little more and see whats coming.
Link to video here
Delanda is joined by Mark Kashman
Mark is on the SharePoint Team and is a senior project Manager at Microsoft
Working with SharePoint for 9 years and before worked in services and built a project for Microsoft built on SharePoint 2007 and before field training.
How has SharePoint evolved ?
Started out with on premises server, small footprint 15 years ago and SharePoint as a server got more to have sites, searches, social, business Intel,
Then cloud came and other areas of integration and acquisitions such as Yammer and more integration inside SharePoint and Office 365 and now parts and pieces used in other application such as Microsoft Teams
Really become the hub for teams work and big part of content
Teams gives a good chat space and content stored and share, co author and version with SharePoint.
What happens when a Microsoft Teams Channel is created and what happens on back end in SharePoint ?
When you create a team in Teams you get a SharePoint teams site and you get default parts of a Team site in SharePoint such as Teams Notebook, default doc library, etc and when you create a new channel in a team its a new folder in default doc library presented as file tab.
Lets jump into a demo
This is the main files tab in general channel of the Strategy and Planning Team
and within SharePoint its the full document library
as we have a couple of channel there is a couple of folder that reflect the channels
There’s a channel for General and Benefits, Office move
Same content and files available in SharePoint and Teams, its not two sets of files.
Here the Team have created a new document library for Media within the teams site.
Here’s some SharePoint first features on media types which pulls into Teams as well.
support for 270 file types
Gifs played within Teams
X Ray file type again opened in Teams
We can touch the screen and move it around within Teams
Continue work without having to go and find it
Start conversations on file types
all files can be synced from your desktop as well
Windows or Mac users can use OneDrive sync client to sync files and most people using them will be in Teams or SharePoint but we can take them offline, its the same set of files and we can take work with me.
Having offline sync to work on them and upload changes.
Ability to take single file and reference as a tab on its own
See more of a rich dashboard and in SharePoint its pages or news articles
Instead of multiple tabs you can use SharePoint to build out a page
We have embedded PowerPoint and Graphs
Search web part used and embedded documents
Video pulled from Microsoft Stream about the Q1 reports, you can also search
People experience and reference people
and chat as well
@mention team as well
New feature coming out ! (maybe out already as im watching this over a month ago)
Anytime someone publishes a news articles, special type of content and will be published to a couple of endpoints such as SharePoint Home and also SharePoint App news tab
But can also pull into Teams so people can have a conversation about it.
Its called SharePoint News Connector
Pulls and posts from SharePoint News
Take a step back and how does the news get there ?
Over in SharePoint create a news Article
Published to Teams in real time
Couple more things Mark shows us
News Article already programmed and added as Tab in Teams
Add news article or pages as single tab, go and select SharePoint tab and bring into teams
Full pages, rich article, images, support tables, documents, scrolling images, bing maps, videos
Huge thing which has been used in SharePoint for ages is SharePoint lists,
Bring in list with full features
Grab URL of list and add as tab.
We take away o365 launcher and left hand nav of the team site we focus on the list
You can reorder and filter
Support Views and in Teams you can switch views
All pulled into the UI of Teams to give a great user experience
Future of Teams and SharePoint ?
Future is bright ! both teams working together and want full fidelity of the file experiences
pin documents, content types and previews, tile layout and a lot to come into Teams
External Guests into Teams and you can have Guests in SharePoint
Add content into Teams at channel level and we want to make it super easy
Lots of SharePoint Fans and it has a conference
Many years of SharePoint conferences 12,000 people great and crazy in a good way community
Big Server release with SharePoint Server 2019
Great place for community to come together
60 – 80 MVPs
Do i use Teams or SharePoint Teams site?
Its not an either or its an “and”
SharePoint you manage content and Teams to chat about it
not alot of switching and its right there Content next to context
Yes, soon a 1 to 1 experience
Anne Michels from Microsoft
Over in the chats tab
You can Favourite a chat and pin it to the top of the list
Another option is mute
You wont receive notifications for the chat, useful when there’s lots of people in the chat and don’t need to notification for each message. You can still go back into the message and read it.
Next option is Hide
When you hide the chat it removes it from your list but its still there, if there’s a new message it will come back and you can also search for it
You can also leave the chat