Smartsheet Integration for Microsoft Teams apps consolidated and permissions reduced!

Lekshmi Unnithan
Lekshmi Unnithan Employee
edited 09/14/23 in Product Announcements

Hi Community, 

Previously, Smartsheet had two Microsoft Teams applications that serviced three different capabilities, required separate admin consent flows, and requested excessive permissions:

  • The Smartsheet app (supports the ability to send notifications and search for Smartsheet items within Teams)
  • The Smartsheet Tabs app (allows users to add Smartsheet items as tabs within a Teams channel)

We are excited to share that we have streamlined the admin consent flow of the Smartsheet Integration for Microsoft Teams and addressed your privacy and security concerns by:

  • Consolidating the discrete Smartsheet apps:  Now, there is only one Smartsheet app with a consolidated consent flow, allowing admins to grant permissions for all the previous capabilities from a single screen.
  • Reducing the permissions requested: We are only asking for the minimum read-only permissions required for the app to function.

Your current experience using the Smartsheet Integration for Microsoft Teams will be the same. However, if you want to use the Tabs functionality to add new Smartsheet items as tabs within a Teams channel, your Microsoft Teams administrator will need to grant consent to the new consolidated Smartsheet app from Microsoft AppSource, Apps in Microsoft Teams, or the Microsoft Teams Admin Center.

  • This is a one-time action. 
  • You may skip the admin consent step and still add the Smartsheet item as a Tab without sharing it with your channel members by publishing it or managing access directly from Smartsheet.

Please note: These changes only apply to Smartsheet for Teams users in the Commercial US instance of Smartsheet. This does not apply to customers using the Commercial EU instance of Smartsheet.

Learn more about the Smartsheet Integration for Microsoft Teams. 

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Lekshmi Unnithan

Senior Product Marketing Manager


  • Ken Armstrong
    Ken Armstrong ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Thank you for sharing! Very helpful

    Ken Armstrong

    Smartsheet Operations Analyst, Carelon Medical Benefits Management

    Certified Smartsheet Administrator

    Be Firm! Be Fair! Be Friendly! Be Honest!!!

  • Nick Burrus
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    Thank you! We appreciate it! We're currently waiting on Microsoft as the new app is requesting a permission level that we don't have in our Office 365 account! Looking forward to implementing this.

    Dr. St Nicholas Burrus DHA, PMP

    I build Smartsheets for the US Government, State Government, and about a dozen of the US Fortune 100s.

  • Erin Kim
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    Just started this testing with Teams, excited for this implementation!