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. :-)
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this feature request has been declined.
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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.
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.
Well, then are you planning to fix the fact that renaming the channel doesn't rename the associated folder in SharePoint ?
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.
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
Allow admins to hide the default tabs. We have no use for them. We manage files and notes in a different way.
why would this be declined? , as a large company we don't want to split our data up into different sites.
the entire teams tab has been disabled for this very reason for our company until something could fix this.
MS doesn't get it and creating a new mess.
SO microsoft decided that teams needed a chat room and file repo. These can not be even be hidden or moved. So there are not tabs but system requirements. Which would mean that if you ar enot using chat and file repo as a main use as a team tehn youa re not using the product as it was intended. Any other tabs are thus meant to be optional or something. This is confirmed by the fact that you can not even export the wiki pages to a word document. It's a real shame really. If those tabs are required by the system then one work around could be the possibility to hide them or move them. Easy enough I would say. But there must be some grand design somewhere..
FIX THIS NOW commented
This simply MUST be revisited and included in a future release. We MUST be able to perform AT LEAST ONE of these actions: Rename /Hide /Remove, for both conversations and Files. The tool is dead on arrival if we, as administrators cannot customise this basic stuff. We integrate our 3rd party cloud storage as an additional tab, so we're left with duplication for file storage and lots of confused users and lots of user queries being generated.
What a huge step backwards from SharePoint. We are a very large enterprise customer (~100K users) and will have to consider other options soon.
This would be really useful, please reconsider your stance on this.
Jason lee commented
If not remove the tab or hide it allow the team owner to re-direct to which file library it points to.
Very disappointing, don't see the problem of hidding the files and even conversation tabs. Can you explain at least?
Ciara Penrod commented
Very disappointing that this has been declined.
Tim Boote commented
Team Files creating a folder at the top level of the SharePoint group is problematic. Team Channels do not reflect the SharePoint folder structure and are littering the structure. Removal of the Files tab or some way of preventing SharePoint folder creation or managing location of SharePoint folders is needed
At least give us the ability to rename it!
Make it renamable, users know that it's OneNote, no need for advertisement.
I sincerely hope this is revisited. At the very least you should be able to hide.
We are very disappointed to see this declined... O365 should be an all you can eat buffet, where organizations get to pick and choose what they want to eat. Without the ability to control default features, O365 is an all you can eat buffet where your forced to eat everything or nothing...
Choices! We want choice! We want to make the decisions on how our technology solutions will work for our organizations, because we know what will work best. Until Microsoft lets organizations make their own choices, they will remain a good company, but never be great.
I seem to be running into a similar problem, is it part of the same thing?: We've renamed a channel, but it doesn't carry thru to the header under the Files tab. If I try to change it in SharePoint, it just creates a new SharePoint folder of the new name. If this is indeed how it works, then the changing the name of the Channel is not really functional. So I'd need to create a new channel... but now there's discussion content built-up and I don't see any functionality to transfer that content. I wish we hadn't been able to change the channel name because then we would have started a new channel and not been in this situation.