Microsoft Teams is one of the most powerful chat-based collaboration tools delivered to enterprise organizations. Thanks to close integration with applications which are part of Office 365 Suite you can achieve more.

SharePoint could be used to extend the way how your team works in Microsoft Teams.

How coexistence of SharePoint and Teams works

Microsoft Teams are very strongly connected with SharePoint. Every Team created in Microsoft Teams have automatically created SharePoint modern Team Site behind it. Thanks to it all documents uploaded to Teams are automatically stored in SharePoint document library.  You don’t have to care about it. Application prepared to support the collaboration of both tools.



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Create Team for the existing SharePoint site

You can create a dedicated Team in Microsoft Team for the existing modern SharePoint Team site. The site needs to be Private to have Microsoft Office 365 Group assigned to it. On such site, you will be able to find Microsoft Teams icon on the bottom left corner.

Choose to Create a Team (1) button to create the Team assigned to the current SharePoint site. You will be automatically navigated to Microsoft Teams where you can start collaboration.

On your SharePoint site navigation, you will be able to see new link.

Please remember that this operation is irreparable and bothe systems with be strongly integrated. For instance deletion of the Team in Microsoft Teams will be connected with deletion of SharePoint site.

Integrate Teams with SharePoint

There are a few ways how you can integrate your Team application with SharePoint site.

If you looking for the address of your SharePoint site you can always find it in Channel options (1) in section Open in SharePoint (2).

Publish SharePoint page in Microsoft Teams

To include SharePoint page into Teams Tab choose + button.

In Add a tab windows choose SharePoint tile.

In next window choose Pages (1) and one of the pages available (2) on SharePoint site. Optionally you can decide to publish information on Conversation channel (3). To publish choose Save (4).

The read-only version of the page will be included as a dedicated tab.

Publish SharePoint list in Microsoft Teams

It is also possible to add SharePoint list to Teams by choosing + button.

In Add a tab section choose SharePoint tile.

In next screen choose Lists (1) and one of the lists available on the SharePoint site (2). Optionally you can decide to publish information on Conversation channel (3). To publish choose Save (4).

Finaly system give you fully functional list will be included as a dedicated tab.

You can edit a register new records in the embedded list.



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Publish SharePoint library in Microsoft Teams

It is also possible to add SharePoint list to Teams by choosing + button.

In Add a tab section choose Document Library SharePoint tile.

In the next screen, you can choose between Relevant sites (1) and the direct link to SharePoint site and choose Next (3).

Then, on the following screen you need to choose one of the document libraries available (1) on the SharePoint site and choose Next(2).

In next step, you can set the Tab name (1) and publish library by Save (2) button.

In conclution, you get fully functional document library will be included as a dedicated tab.


Are pages, lists and libraries copied to Teams?

No. These elements are embedded in Teams. All these components are still hosted in SharePoint.

What are the limitation of using lists and libraries Teams?

Lists and libraries are fully functional in Teams

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6 Thoughts on “How to integrate Microsoft Teams with SharePoint”

  • Hi! I would like to know more about how to manage the access to the MT´s SharePoint. I know that all of the team members by default has access to the sharepoint, but do we have any different permissions between owners and members? Are we able to give access to someone that doesn´t belong to the team?

    • Hello Romina, Thank you for the comment.
      In general SharePoint site which is behind of Microsoft Teams is something you can normally manage as SharePoint site. It is Modern Team Site with Document library that has a permissions sets by Teams.
      If you would like to manage the access open the site (in Teams “Open in SharePoint” button). Then go to Settings -> Site permissions and Advanced permissions settings.
      In a new view, you have a complex access management view. You manage the access here as you wish. To invite a person who is not a member of the Team just use Grant permissions button.
      I hope that will help you 🙂 Feel free to ask if you will have additional questions.

      If you would

  • Hi, i no longer have the “Create a Team” link in the bottom left of my Sharepoint site. How do I get it back please so i can link a TEAM to my SP site?

    • Hello Mark,
      Please check with your IT team if your site is still connected to Office 365 Group? It could be that IT disabled IT.

      If your site is connected to Office 365 Group you will see this information:
      Private Group assigned to SharePoint Site
      Number of Group memmbers

      In case this is not present you try to reconnect to Office 365 Group using:
      Connect manually to Office 365 Group

      Please let me know how it looks like in your case?

      • Hi, well you must be using the classic pages and I’m using modern as my settings do not look the same and I do not have a “Connect to New Office 365 Group” option.

        My site shows as a PUBLIC site.

        SP 365 is VERY frustrating in this way, all kinds of different menus and such for the same product make it very hard to use administer.



      • I agree O365 could be tricky 😉 In your case you are using a different type of SharePoint site, but you should have possibility to attach Teams to your SharePoint site. If the action button is not visible, try Incognito Mode, cleanup of browser history and cookies. If it will not help I recommend to a sent a ticket to Microsoft.

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