Add "Sync button"
Add "Sync button" - In the app there is a "sharepoint" button. I suggest you add a button to directly start syncing the "file/sharepoint/group library". It takes to many clicks to start syncing files localy to computer with current functions.
Thank you for your feedback. a sync button was made available with the new files experience. To learn more, please visit https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-sharepoint-blog/rich-new-file-and-sharing-experiences-throughout-microsoft-365/ba-p/960129.
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The tech huy commented
See all the comments before mine.
It would be great if MS would actually showed they cared and said something about this.
Any feedback on this?
I would think it's a simple change to make to add a sync button to the UI to be able to sync the root of the SharePoint library, but the user adoption for this simple change would be significant - it would also give more context to how Teams and SharePoint are structured from the user's perspective. I know a lot of my clients would appreciate this, and it would drive Teams adoption much faster across the organizations we support.
This is already available this year. If the Sync Button is not available on Microsoft Teams, try the following:
Log into your Admin Center > SharePoint Admin Center > Settings > Classic Settings Page (down at the bottom).
Change the below settings:
One Drive Sync Button - Start the new client
Sync Client for SharePoint - Start the new client
The above can take 24 hours to reflect the change, I tried the below after 3 hours and it worked and I now have the sync button.
Once you've performed the above, quit out of Teams, browse to %appdata%\Microsoft\Teams and either delete or rename the IndexedDB folder. I renamed it to IndexedDB.old.
This is incredibly easy to implement and will give a lot of value to MS Teams. Please implement this.
Antonin B. commented
Yes. This is *the* most common complaint I get from users.
It takes 4 clicks, one sharepoint login and one back-end that shouldn't be used directly to do something that should be instant and that 90% of the userbase wants to do.
Ruben Gonzalez commented
This would make it really usefull for us, because all of our require offline access to the files, and going through Sharepoint is to cumbersome.
This is a really tiny feature and can't be hard to add - but it would oh so help user adoption and remove having to open up a website, login again, so on and so forth and just sync right from the "single pane of glass".
John Kastrinos commented
Add this feature, please
Lou Estrada commented
The single biggest point of confusion and user adoption killer....
Tim McCauley commented
Agreed. Having to go to the Sharepoint backend to initiate OneDrive sync is too many clicks. Need a sync option from within the Teams client to initiate.
Would also need the ability to go "up a level" to the documents (root) vs. just individual channels.
Agreed, just add the library sync button, right now they have to open in browser, sync, then tell the files to always download (if cloud is default).
Liz Dvorak commented
Agreed. A lot of our field team and executives use Teams while traveling and don't always have an internet connection. It's so confusing for basic end users to go to the SharePoint backend doc library, sync there, and somehow get them to understand that they're actually syncing the Teams documents.
this is a no brainier that will take mere minutes to implement.
Having implemented Teams across a number of our clients, this is a biggie. Agree with the comments re-synching the channel or the whole Document Library at Root, although if a channel, it should be in the parent folder, so that subsequent syncs of other channels in the same Team stay in context. This is a very confusing issue for users and I'm surprised it has been prioritised.
Max Sanna commented
Completely agree with this idea. In fact the Sync button should open a dropdown where you can choose whether to sync just the channel files you're in, or the whole Teams library.
Even better, add a setting to sync files by default as soon as I join a Team.
We do a lot of work 'on the road', so having local access to files is essential for us.