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  1. 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.

    364 votes
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    65 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Allow syncing of team files with OneDrive Sync Client

    I have an Office 365 Group Created and syncing with OneDrive Sync Client. I added team features to the group. When I create a new channel in my team, a new folder is created in the group files. However, this folder is locked (and shows lock in the sync icon) so I don't have permission to work with any synced files.

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

    This item is still in the queue. I’m still awaiting more feedback and hope to have more details to share soon.

    -Warren

  3. Drag and Drop Folder

    Drag and Drop Folder: currently (2017-04-10) when dragging and dropping a folder from my harddrive to a team Files location the files are copied, but the folder is not. Have to first create the folder on Teams, then copy the files into the folder. Would prefer to drag and drop the fold and Teams will automatically create the folder and copy the files within it to that folder.

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

    This feature request is now on the backlog.

    I’ll keep you posted as we move through development!
    -Warren

  4. 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?

    325 votes
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  5. download file progress indicator

    need file download progress indicator

    315 votes
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    88 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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…

    309 votes
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    under review  ·  50 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Upload a file to Teams directly from a desktop Office application

    When I am creating a new file in an Office document I want there to be an option in the "Save as" location, to save to an Microsoft Team, similar to how there are options to save to your OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, and This PC locations. Right now I either have to remember to create the file from Teams or to create the file on my PC and then upload it manually to Teams.

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

    This request has been accepted by the feature team and is now on the backlog. I’ll keep you posted as it moves through the development process.
    -Warren

  8. File locking bug in SharePoint - frequently get file locks.

    File locking has been an issue in SharePoint for as long as I can remember, now carried forward into TEAMs.

    This is an obstacle to our adoption of TEAMs - people get frustrated by it (including our TEAMs support team!).

    Frequently unable to save my files because TEAMs/SharePoint believes another user (Me!) has it locked. Only answer (as ShaePoint won't let you rename or delete the original whilst locked) is to save a copy, close the file, wait 30 min or so and then hope TEAMs/SharePoint has sorted itself and delete the old file.

    Seems to me that it happens…

    298 votes
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    61 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Metadata / Customized Views in Files Tab

    Show Metadata in the Files Tab to easily see, add and change metadata. (It seems that now you have do all that in Sharepoint)

    293 votes
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  10. 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

    256 votes
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    60 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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

    254 votes
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    44 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

  12. Add "attach to email" option from Files in Teams

    If you are working in Teams and want to send one of your files to someone outside of the Team, your options for sending it as an attachment are clunky and many clicks. You can download the file and then attach it to an email, you can open the file in Word (or whatever relevant program) and then "share" and send as an email attachment, and there are some similarly clunky options. It would be nice if there were a simple menu item for Teams files to simply "attach to email" so you can send to external customers or people…

    222 votes
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  13. Please allow ZOOM when viewing Excel Spreadsheets in Teams

    Spreadsheets are automatically zoomed in to only display a couple of lines/columns when opening them within Teams. I would love to zoom in/out and be able to see more on my screen within Teams instead of having to open it in a browser.

    When I Right click, go to View, or use CTRL ALT - , there is still no zoom function. Please add a Zoom functionality in at least one of these methods. It wastes time to have to open the file in a browser just to be able to see an adequate portion of the spreadsheet.

    217 votes
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    52 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. ALPHABETICAL ORDER FILE SORTING (Persistent)

    ALLOW ALPHABETICAL ORDER FOR FILE SORTING

    202 votes
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  15. 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.

    200 votes
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  16. 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…

    184 votes
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  17. 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.

    165 votes
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  18. Read-Only Files

    I would like to be able to adjust member settings such that members only have read-only access to files. Otherwise, the ability to make some files read-only access by members would be another way of accomplishing this. That way only owners can edit it.

    163 votes
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  19. 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.

    149 votes
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  20. Teams Files Cloud Storage Availbale on Mobile

    From within my Team, in my Files area, I have the option to add cloud storage. I can then see this from Teams in the desktop Teams client and from web client, however I am not able to see this additional cloud storage when accessing from my iPhone or iPad Teams app.

    140 votes
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