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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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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Another vote for just a simple "Save Conversation to Text File".

        Alternately, a way to copy specific messages to the clipboard without all the other formatting stuff coming along; just timestamp, name, message.

      • Armen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This feature is all we need to start using teams company wide. Please include otherwise we're going to Slack. Thanks.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Highly expected feature. When team goes from Skype to Team you really start suffering without this feature.

      • Ritchie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Another use case is being able to get specific team discussions into various customer-facing systems e.g. customer support, project management etc.

      • Andrew commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi @Warren, this function would be useful to our organization. Christmas is right around the corner...

      • sarnst commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If I open a channel for a project and a project is finalised archiving it together with the documents would be a good idea to refer to the conversations held.

      • SimonePS commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's hard to believe Teams was developed without taking into consideration Tenant migrations nor conversations export.

      • AG commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        any updates on this? exporting a conversation before deleting a channel in teams is CRUCIAL for historical data.

      • Chris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be great to be able to export all information from a channel with filtering for specific dates, then the accessibility to export an entire thread.

      • Peter Barbara commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'd like to be able to export a one to one conversation in MS Teams, the same way in which I export a user's mailbox.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The ability to take a conversation out to a file for record keeping is very important.

      • Charlie Cousins commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agile team development rules require a couple things of collaborative software/apps:
        1. High-end search capabilities
        2. Content archiving that allows access by means other than the parent app

        The reasons are obvious. In a fast-paced, multi-team environment dealing with ever-changing conditions, a business must be able to find team-engaged information quickly and ensure that the information does not evaporate due to a server malfunction or loss of app use.

      • 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.

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