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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. :-)

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Very useful to build out Teams specific to different use-cases - controlling the Files tab is very useful for that otherwise it can cause storage location issues.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Microsoft... thank you for an update that you have declined. It would be helpful to your customers if you shared your reasoning and offered recommended best practices get around this issue.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Bad move, Microsoft.

    It's this kind of "forced" features that makes me want to avoid recommending office 365 as a migration possibility.

  • Jay Kramer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    And the reason it's been declined? If there is a reasonable explanation as to why, please let us know. Otherwise, what's the point of even having this site to provide input.

  • Lars Bo Wassini commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a big show stopper for us. I can't see why we need to have a "General" tab as the landing page - and the only information on this is "Someone left the team" "*** joined the team" "*** left the team".
    Also "Files" are not the REAL files - it is attachments for chats. This is NOT something we like to show the users.

  • Dan Vos commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please make it so that the default file tab can be deleted or pointed to cloud storage (other than sharepoint)

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please allow for Removing, Renaming or changing file path/location for the Files Tab. We have existing SharePoint structure with existing permissions we would like to utilize.

  • mahesh ronda commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We want to have a single "folder", to store all files. Either allow to delete files tab, and we can add a tab linked to any required library/folder, OR Please allow "Files" tab to be configured to any required "Library/folder".

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Just spoke with another colleague and they think its mad that you can rename any tab to any name expect the files tab that points to some team location that is not used.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a must have feature, becuase cureently we are going to be ignoring the files tab and using another tab called 'the real files' or somethign to that effect, leaving this orphoned tab on its own just becuase it can't be removed, hidden, renamed or redirected. Any of these options mentioned would make >400 voters happy.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Well, then are you planning to fix the fact that renaming the channel doesn't rename the associated folder in SharePoint ?

  • PhilippeF commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Let's assume there's a good reason for this feature request to have been declined. After all, the request itself is legitimate. One could even say obvious. So if it's rejected, there must be a pretty darn good justification for it.

    Could someone from Microsoft elaborate a little bit and explain the rationale behind the decision? Because otherwise, it's as if Microsoft were just _asking_ to get bashed on these forums.

    Transparency goes a long way towards building trust. And right now, it doesn't look like anyone on this thread trusts Microsoft cares about its customers.

  • ErikR commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    As a company IT administrator, we like to use our own Projectmanagement document structure where we put our files. Therefore it would be very nice if there was a possibility to set a existing location to the files Tab. That way we can better search trough our files and build views with selections over the whole structure

  • gbr476 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Allow admins to hide the default tabs. We have no use for them. We manage files and notes in a different way.

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