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  1. moving a document breaks link

    When we are sorting out our filing system in files, creating new folders to move and tidy up our document's this changes the location of the document and breaks any links you have previously sent to users also the link in the conversations. This is extremely unworkable for our organisation, we need to be able to upload and move documents. keeping the integrity of any previous links sent. For example if you attach a document to a channel, this does not go into a folder it just sits in files, when links are sent round for this document they are…

    255 votes
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    under review  ·  43 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Print from within Microsoft Teams

    Would it be nicer if there was an option allowing someone to print an image, pdf, docx file from withing Teams instead of having to download it first and then print it?

    242 votes
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    52 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Rich thumbnails for files

    Can we get rich thumbnails for files the same way SharePoint document libraries now show? Pictures would show a preview and Office documents can show small thumbnails too

    231 votes
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    40 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    on the backlog  ·  Warren responded

    This feature request has been accepted by the feature team and is now on the backlog.
    Thank you for all the feedback.
    -Warren

  4. Ability to open multiple documents

    Currently If I am editing a File in Teams, and if I have to refer another file present in Teams, I have to forcefully close existing document and go to the next file. It will be a nice to have feature if I can open other documents in Preview mode if I am editing a document.

    196 votes
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    30 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. ALPHABETICAL ORDER FILE SORTING (Persistent)

    ALLOW ALPHABETICAL ORDER FOR FILE SORTING

    148 votes
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    21 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Add a Print feature to the PDF file viewer

    Currently when you click on a PDF within teams it displays it in teams' built-in PDF viewer - but there is no option to print from here.

    To print you either have to download the file and open it in an external PDF viewer application or click 'open online' and print it from your browser. (or open the sharepoint in file explorer...)

    It would be great if a 'Print' button could instead be added to the PDF file viewer taskbar (see attached artists' rendition). Printing a PDF is a staple everyday task performed by countless people around the world.

    144 votes
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  7. No File Attach Option when a planner is viewed under Teams

    I don't understand why the File option has been removed from Planner if the Planner has been created under Teams - the solution given by Microsoft Support is to attach the file in Teams General and then go into the Planner and the task and then create a link to this document - there would be specific documents that would only be relevant to this task and it seems a long way to have to attach. If you use Planner as an online app on its own the File option is available - this is causing confusion for our users

    134 votes
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  8. Delete files shared in chat

    Files shared in Chat are stored to OneDrive, but there is no way to delete file from within Teams. When file is deleted from OneDrive, it is (of course) no longer available and the individual gets a "Sorry, we couldn't find you file" error.

    I would like to remove the shared file entry from the Teams chat.

    132 votes
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    28 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Setting to always open documents in native application

    I never want to open the document in Teams, or in Office Online. I always want to use the native desktop program. Would be nice if there was a global setting so documents always opened in desktop applications.

    120 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. download file progress indicator

    need file download progress indicator

    119 votes
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  11. Cannot open link file types from with the Files tab

    I dragged some URL link items from a folder in OneDrive into the Files section in Teams
     
    When I click on these URL links from within the Teams Files tab they do not open to a website, instead they try to download
     
    If I click to the actual library within Sharepoint, and then click these URL links, they open ok (ie. they take you to a website)
     
    Why don't they open from within the Teams Files tab?
     
    BTW - I noticed in the "New" menu in the Teams Files tab you can create a new folder…

    119 votes
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  12. Provide option for storing version history for Team files

    SharePoint can store file version history. Since Team files are stored in SharePoint, please surface the version history within Teams.

    117 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    on the backlog  ·  Warren responded

    This request has been approved and has now moved to the backlog!

    Stay tuned for further updates.
    -Warren

  13. Move channel folders to Teams folder

    The foldere that contain the files for each channel are stored in the main Documents library of the SharePoint site. This can be confusing as to what documents are part of the Teams channels and what are just on SharePoint. Please move the channel file folders into a "Teams" folder, so that all files from Teams are together and easy to identify.

    114 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    declined  ·  Warren responded

    This feature request has been declined by the feature team. However, the feature team is working on design changes to better help differentiate Teams files.
    Which hopefully will help alleviate the confusion users are experiencing when when trying to identify SharePoint files versus Teams files.

    -Warren

  14. Additional cloud storage options and linking

    Companies often use multiple cloud storage options. Expanding the available options would be a huge benefit.

    Suggested options to add are:

    Egnyte Cloud Storage (http://egnyte.com/)
    Adobe Creative Cloud
    OneDrive
    NetDocuments

    105 votes
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  15. Tab key in Excel Online within Teams selects Teams Back Button

    When I have the Desktop version of Teams open and I edit an Excel doc within Teams (using Excel online), the tab key selects the Teams back button (the top-left UI element) rather than sending the tab to excel online. Tab is such a commonly used key within excel (e.g. add a new line to a table) that this issue makes excel a frustrating experience.

    100 votes
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  16. Sharing files stored in teams with people outside of the team

    Currently, the only way to share files stored through Teams, is to move to 'View in Sharepoint' and from there create links with access rights for staff outside of your team. It would be so convenient to be able to share files directly with colleagues who are not part of your team.

    98 votes
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  17. Integration for Visio

    It would be nice if we can add Visio document also as a new tab.

    96 votes
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  18. Channel templates

    It would be nice to have a template for the Files section in Channels. Define your directory structure once, then apply it to every new Channel created in a Team.

    91 votes
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  19. File Check in/out

    We would like to be able to do file check in/out in Teams. We set our doc libraries to require check in/out.

    91 votes
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  20. Adding more than 20 files is not possible

    When adding more than 20 files at the same time you get a message that maximum is 20. Should me more or limitation to size instead.

    89 votes
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