How do I create a team from an existing MetaShare workspace?

Please start by reading the introduction to Microsoft Teams’ document management. If you decide to create a team for an existing MetaShare workspace, follow these instructions:

  1. Create a workspace in MetaShare. Ideally you should create the workspace based on a workspace configuration that shows document folders as filters, as a team’s channels will be presented in MetaShare as document folders.
  2. Open the workspace.
  3. Open the workspace in SharePoint.
  4. Click on the “SharePoint Settings” icon and select the ”Connect to new Office 365 Group” option:
    Connect a site to a new Office 365 Group
  5. Click on the ”Let’s get started” button:
    Click on the ”Let’s get started” button
  6. Click on the “Connect Group” button:
    Click on the “Connect Group” button
    Optionally you can:

    • Change the proposed group’s name and its e-mail address
    • Write a site description (this will be shown in XXX)
    • Change the group’s privacy settings (the default setting is “Private – only members can access this site”, the other option is “Public – anyone in the organization can access this site”)
  7. Add additional owners and members, if needed (any previous users in the site’s owners and members groups will be prefilled in the fields below):
    Add additional owners and members, if needed

    • Additional added members and owners will automatically be added to the workspace’s group for members, in form of the newly created Office 365 group:
      Added users will automatically be added to the workspace’s permission groups
    • Additional added owners will not be added to the workspace’s group for owners. These users will however be added as owners of the Office 365 group, with permissions to manage its members.
    • Users that are added as additional owners/members will get an e-mail message with links to the Office 365 group.
  8. Now go to Microsoft Teams and create a team by clicking on the “Join or create a team” link at the bottom left part of Teams:
    Click on the “Join or create a team” link
  9. Click on the “Create team” button:
    Click on the "Create team" button
  10. Choose the option ”Create from”:
    Choose the option ”Create from”
  11. Select the option “Office 365 group”:
    Select the option “Office 365 group”
  12. Select the group that was created for the workspace and click on the “Create” button:
    Select the group and click on the “Create” button
  13. In the newly created team, you can now manage the team’s permissions:
    You can now manage the team's permissions
  14. You can add members to the team by clicking in the “Add members” button:
    You can add members to the team by clicking in the “Add members” button
    In the new form, add the users and click on the “Add” button:
    In the new form, add the users and click on the "Add" button
    Optionally, you can change the role from “Member” to “Owner” and then click on the “Close” button:
    You can change the role from "Member" to "Owner"
    The changes that you do regarding the team’s members and owners are automatically reflected in the Microsoft 365 admin center’s group section, but this interface is not accessible for normal Office 365 users. The changes are also automatically reflected in the members group in the MetaShare workspace:
    Changes are automatically reflected in the members group in the MetaShare workspace
  15. The team’s channels:
    The team's channels
    will automatically be reflected in the corresponding workspace’s “Folder” filter (an exception are the private channels as their information is stored in private SharePoint sites):
    The corresponding workspace's "Folder" filter
    Documents that are uploaded to a channels “Files” tab will be shown in the workspace and be filtered on a folder, you will only see the channels specific documents.