File attachment at time of Meeting Creation
Eliminate additional action item- Enable the ability to attach files during the meeting creation process, prior to hitting save. The files would then appear under the ‘Files’ tab as well as be attached to the meeting invite, instead of being forced to take a follow-up action of reopening the meeting and attaching a document under files and/or emailing the attachment separately so the recipient is aware of the document at all.
Alternatively, if the meeting invite is created through Outlook, using the "New Teams Meeting" add-in, attachments to the invite should appear in the "Files" tab of the Teams meeting.
Chip Casanave commented
This is an essential change to have transparency between Outlook and Teams. Teams' "bolt on" legacy becomes clear with things like this and it degrades productivity when a user's choice of interface renders a different experience.
When creating a Teams meeting through Outlook, Teams does not display the attached file in the "Files" tab. HOWEVER, if you try to add the same file to "Files" in Teams, you will get the question "A file with this name already exists in this folder. What would you like to do?" with three buttons: Cancel; Keep both; Replace.
So, the file is there but it is not listed in Teams.
File attachments should also be more obvious to spot, not hidden under Files. An indication that there is an attachment should also be part of the meeting Details in Teams for any meeting created - if created via Outlook, regardless whether it is created as a Teams meeting or plain Outlook meeting.
I am the IT admin for my company. I was looking forward to migrating all my end users to Microsoft-based systems. I was hopeful that centralizing everything would make things easier for the end-users, and would in turn increase productivity and efficiency. Unfortunately, there are a bunch of flaws like this that have cause me to have to once again look for external resources to tie in. What cracks me up about this particular issue is that someone in Microsoft was smart enough to include an "attached file" secion in this comment box that I am currently typing in. But ill be danged if they can figure out how to include this one in Teams. and this has been an ongoing issue for almost a year now.
I took the route of adding documents to files after the invitation was created in Teams. However the meeting got forwarded several times and only those on the original invite could see the files. I had to send again separately via e-mail which defeats the purpose of attaching files so meeting attendees can see them ahead of time.
Philippe Jeanjean commented
Just parroting what has already been said: "Huh? I cannot attach anything to my meeting invite? You mean that I need to send a separate email?"
This is already discussed please vote and add you ideas there