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Backup, export, printing, archive options

Can Teams chat and activities data be exported, printed, archived, and backed up/restored? Within Sharepoint or elsewhere? This could be necessary for a few reasons both during projects and for historical records.

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      • Raju Zagade commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I dont understand why such feature is still not out there? it would be helpful if it can be made available through connectors or some plugins

        looking at how many people talk about this and how this will be useful, MS Team should work on priority

      • Flash commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is so needed, how to import and export to another teams domain... for legal reasons we need to export to a file to store somewhere for achieve

      • Pooran Prasad Rajanna commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If we have to change the domain, we need to archive entire communication and files to newer domain within teams, it should be easier. In startups, it is quite often while pivoting.

      • Marsy Bassari commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        When/how can we see conversation history? We need this for audit and access to terminated employees's files and conversations for historical knowledge and status of a project or task.

      • Al commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Having the ability to export would work great for us. We use teams a lot as a quick way to communicate and we have to find a way to be able to view the conversations a lot easier. Scrolling up and down to find a specific conversation is difficult specially when. It’s been a few weeks of heavy usage.

      • Josh F Dasher commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We have just implemented Teams and need this feature. Users would like the ability to be able to print off conversation history for future reference or for historical purposes. In addition, the function is needed in the event the information wanted to be used in a meeting. If nothing else, please allow the conversation history to feed into MS Outlook so that users can print off the history if they choose.

      • Jeff commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We need this. As we plan to roll this out, many of our pilot users ask, when they are done with a team and it is going to be deleted, can they save the chat and planner histories. We need to be able to export the chat history.

      • Jeff commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We need this. As we plan to roll this out, many of our pilot users ask, when they are done with a team and it is going to be deleted, can they save the chat and planner histories. We need to be able to export the chat history.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        "try this instead" does not answer user requirements. this is a big oversight and I can't believe developers at MS don't see the importance of giving companies/users access to their own data in an easily accessible form. eDiscovery data is hardly a solution.

      • Christina commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We are switching to a different tenant soon, so we would still like to have a way to export Teams data so we can port it to our new tenant. The "try this instead" options don't cover this scenario.

      • fernando l commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a big issue with compliance we need an option to export and to have a retention policy

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a must, we planned on rolling out the teams app internally but this may be a deal breaker.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I figured out an alternative ... you can login to MS TEAMS via Browser(https://teams.microsoft.com) .. go to the chat/channel that u wanna save ... ENSURE u SCROLL the whole conversation from line 1 .. then right click anywhere in browser window and save as HTML .. this saved the chat as html page .. It not a ideal solution but it serves the purpose 😄

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I figured out an akternative.. you can login to MS TEAMS via Browser(https://teams.microsoft.com) .. go to the chat/channel that u wanna save ... ENSURE u SCROLL the whole conversation from line 1 .. then right click anywhere in browser window and save as HTML .. this saved the chat as html page .. It not a ideal solution but it serves the purpose 😄

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