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  1. Allow drag and drop from Outlook directly to Teams

    Dragging and dropping attachments directly from the e-mail window without having to first drag them onto the desktop (for instance) and them from there dragging them to the files tab in Teams would make many lives so much easier.

    There are a few suggestions to enable drag and dropping, but it seems that it is already working, at least with the desktop client, but making that work directly from an e-mail window would be very nice.

    5,316 votes
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    317 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    on the backlog  ·  Warren responded

    This feature request is still on in the backlog. No new updates available at this time.

    -Warren

  2. Have the download function of files allow you to select the destination

    Currently files are downloaded only to the DOWNLOAD folder. Allow a save as function / select download location.

    2,428 votes
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    317 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    working on it  ·  Warren responded

    This feature request is now actively being worked upon. As we move through the development process, I will post an new updates to this topic.

    Please keep the votes and feedback coming in. Your feedback is shared with the feature team every month.

    -Warren

  3. File column sort order

    Make column sort order "sticky" so that if I prefer to sort my files by Name instead of Last Accessed, Team will remember my preference within a Team

    1,616 votes
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    274 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    working on it  ·  Warren responded

    This feature request is still in the works. I hope to have more updates soon. I’ll keep you posted.
    -Warren

  4. Add other Sharepoint document folders under Files

    Please allow adding granular SharePoint document library subfolders to the Files tab. Currently, only the document library level can be added, not sub folders.

    This allows adding content from related but separate SharePoint sites without having to provide the entire document library (which may contain irrelevant content to the Team)

    1,515 votes
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    186 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Open in Word/Excel/PowerPoint as Default

    It would be great if Teams would have the ability to always launch the desktop app when opening Office documents as opposed to launching the online version.

    Rest of teams is awesome.

    1,145 votes
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    108 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    working on it  ·  Warren responded

    This feature request is still in the works. No additional updates are available at this time. I’ll keep you posted as I hear more.

    -Warren

  6. Allow hyperlinking to network drive locations

    While you are currently able to hyperlink to any https:// address, hyperlinks to \\-mapped drives does not work. having the ability to do this would be a huge help for a company that has a sophisticated network drive setup for everyone to access

    1,087 votes
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    163 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Add the ability to " Quick Print " a file without having to download or open in sharepoint

    I want to have the ability to print a file without having to download it or opening Sharepoint. A "Quick Print" option would be 100% great

    1,063 votes
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    177 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Warren responded

    The feature team is still digging into the details of this item. I don’t have an update yet, but all your feedback and votes are shared with the feature team every month.
    I’ll keep pushing this item and hope to have more details soon.
    -Warren

  8. URL shortener for Teams

    When using the "get link" option in teams it would be better to have an embedded link shortener. Pasting the link in email looks terrible.

    885 votes
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    98 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Warren responded

    This item is still being reviewed by the feature team.

    -Warren

  9. annotation of PDFs

    The ability to annotate PDFs, or at least open in a PDF reader that will, without having to download the file, annotate, and upload.

    675 votes
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    152 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Make it possible to remove and/or rename the default tabs (files & notes)

    It would be really great if we would be able to remove / rename the default tabs. A lot of times files / notes are too generic names for the tabs, so renaming would be really helpful then. :-)

    657 votes
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    124 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    declined  ·  Warren responded

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this feature request has been declined.

    -Warren

  11. Redirect files tab to the sharepoint document folder of the team site or give the possibility to hide the files tab.

    Redirect files tab to the sharepoint document folder of the team site or give the possibility to hide the files tab.

    604 votes
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    120 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Upload files into directly into folders in Teams on iOS app

    A requested feature in Teams on iOS device is the ability to upload files directly to folders in Teams. At this time, you may upload files in the conversation tab, but it will be uploaded directly in the root of the team. In what I request, you should be able to access the Teams file archive, go to the folder where you want to upload the file and then upload.

    The picture shows where I'd love to have an "attach a file"-button.

    584 votes
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    81 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Make saved Outlook attachments visible to Teams

    Saving email attachments to a team Sharepoint site (Outlook 2016, Save to Onedrive, Group files) leaves them hidden from Teams. This is because the attachments are saved to the team's Sharepoint main folder, which is not associated with a channel. This is confusing to the user, who wonders why the files do not appear in Teams. The user has to know to open Sharepoint and manually relocate the attachments to the desired channel after saving them.

    One solution would be to expose channels in Outlook 2016, so the user can select the channel where the files should be saved.

    Another…

    525 votes
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    68 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Allow syncing of team files with OneDrive Sync Client

    I have an Office 365 Group Created and syncing with OneDrive Sync Client. I added team features to the group. When I create a new channel in my team, a new folder is created in the group files. However, this folder is locked (and shows lock in the sync icon) so I don't have permission to work with any synced files.

    314 votes
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    24 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    on the backlog  ·  Warren responded

    This item is still in the queue. I’m still awaiting more feedback and hope to have more details to share soon.

    -Warren

  15. Links/attachments in chat

    If you attach an item to a chat it will be saved in the files section of the channel. But if you are chatting about a document and you want to reference it you do not want to save it to the channel as it is already in another folder of the SP Site. To create a copy in the channel does not make sense as you are creating duplicates. a link would be the solution.

    309 votes
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    50 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    working on it  ·  Warren responded

    This feature is still in the works. No additional details are available at this time.
    -Warren

  16. Tag Files for Searchability

    As we upload files, it would be great to have the option to add Tags for the files. That way, when utilizing search, we could enter tags to be able to find results based on the tags specified.

    304 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Warren responded

    This feature is still under review. The feature team is digging into the details but have not made a decision yet.

    -Warren

  17. Drag and Drop Folder

    Drag and Drop Folder: currently (2017-04-10) when dragging and dropping a folder from my harddrive to a team Files location the files are copied, but the folder is not. Have to first create the folder on Teams, then copy the files into the folder. Would prefer to drag and drop the fold and Teams will automatically create the folder and copy the files within it to that folder.

    254 votes
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    19 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    on the backlog  ·  Warren responded

    This feature request is now on the backlog.

    I’ll keep you posted as we move through development!
    -Warren

  18. Allow opening of PDF documents directly into Adobe Reader DC for Editing docuemnts stored in SharePoint

    Adobe Reader DC can Check-Out and Edit documents directly from SharePoint, but there's no way to initiate this from Teams. Instead you need to go to SharePoint, copy the link, and then open Reader DC, File, Open, and paste the link. This is cumbersome and time consuming for users who frequently edit PDF documents which are stored in Teams (SharePoint).

    We would like a one-click to open in Reader DC from within Teams and an option to make this the default single-click behaviour.

    Hopefully Microsoft's recent partnership with Adobe will help this one along.

    252 votes
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  19. moving a document breaks link

    When we are sorting out our filing system in files, creating new folders to move and tidy up our document's this changes the location of the document and breaks any links you have previously sent to users also the link in the conversations. This is extremely unworkable for our organisation, we need to be able to upload and move documents. keeping the integrity of any previous links sent. For example if you attach a document to a channel, this does not go into a folder it just sits in files, when links are sent round for this document they are…

    248 votes
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    under review  ·  42 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. File locking bug in SharePoint - frequently get file locks.

    File locking has been an issue in SharePoint for as long as I can remember, now carried forward into TEAMs.

    This is an obstacle to our adoption of TEAMs - people get frustrated by it (including our TEAMs support team!).

    Frequently unable to save my files because TEAMs/SharePoint believes another user (Me!) has it locked. Only answer (as ShaePoint won't let you rename or delete the original whilst locked) is to save a copy, close the file, wait 30 min or so and then hope TEAMs/SharePoint has sorted itself and delete the old file.

    Seems to me that it happens…

    249 votes
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