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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Adam Stephen commented
Disappointing to see that although a large number of people want this feature nothing seems to have happened. I would also find it very useful, and without it, will choose other platforms for collaboration.
James Horsley commented
I can't believe you can't do this - and even copy and past is broken from conversations - as soon as it hits an image it fails - really poor that this is not a standard feature
Justin Buck commented
A great feature, other than an ad-hoc export everyone is referring to, would be to have a log file on the sharepoint associated with the team that tracks the conversation in xml.
Anish Mukherjee commented
These features must be there
i would like this ability as well
Michael Nguyen commented
Would love the option to at least email the conversation to be printed in outlook if you cannot print from teams
I would ask that an alert (much like the "This meeting is being recorded") be provided as part of this enhancement which could be a configuration object for the Admin or the Chat Participant.
The lack of an export feature has turned off multiple clients to TEAMS. It is mandatory that HR be able to capture conversations. I will not even discuss TEAMS to any future clients now that this issue has been raised. No reason to waste everyone's time on a toy application.
This seems like an obvious feature. This is a business platform and many businesses require documentation of conversations and work flows. Get it done.
Not having full audit/archive/backup on Teams is the reason why I will be loosing access next week. I work in financial markets and we require all conversations to be "recorded". I can't believe this is not available.
mandeep sharma commented
Here is the new software that lack basic features and you have to vote for them. How foolish is that?
It will be good to export the full conversation or a period of conversation and store it for future reference.
It can also be used as evidence of group discussion.
Jennifer Smyth commented
Being able to archive teams conversations is crucial for full integration. We use Dynamics/CRM and not being able to archive conversations to a file on Dynamics is what is holding us back from moving away from Skpye for business and using Teams.
Jan deMooij commented
Print to PDF would suffice to ?
Please add this
My company is a medical device company and we are being pushed by the IT team to use TEAMS instead of email and other IMs. As manager of the quality dept, I am reluctant to use TEAMs because I want to keep all emails, files, photos, conversations in a single folder on our network sorted by issue/topic. This would include many many emails, files, photos originating and being sent to us from outside the company and TEAMs does not work well for these coming in from outside the company (yes I am aware that links can be sent to the outside sources) An example of those issues/topics are customer issues, FDA issues, supplier issues, ISO/Audit findings, employee issues, etc, etc. Those sorted network "folders" make it much much easier and faster for my team to find all similar issues/topics during an ISO audit. This is much more difficult with TEAMS because it gets lost in the huge pile of other TEAMs and conversations AND somehow i have to merge those with data originating from outside the company. An easy solution is to allow a download of the entire conversation string with all the file "attachments". I can then move that download to the correct issue/topic.
The download feature is critical to our support for the use of TEAMs at my company.
exporting conversation is very important feature
Sarah Henry commented
Additional Suggestions to possibly merge with this one:
Honorata Tywoniuk commented
Does anyone know the latest on this subject?
MS - It really does not make sense not to allow users (or at least admins) export information they need in a nice readable format
Shahie Ali commented
This is a really simple functionality requirement which is required by many organisations.