This excellent idea would stop us from having to create so many teams! While it would still be appropriate for certain projects to get their own team, some projects need the communications department and IT involved, or Payroll and Marketing, etc. Shared channels would absolutely nail that use case and would save us some of the overhead of making a million new teams.
Currently we have to spin up a whole new team if we need external involvement. While this is doable and even the correct approach in some situations, there are others where it's just a hassle.
This feature would really help with this, and we'd love to see it developed soon.
...And this can't be a big "Guests can do this" type settings. We need to control what guests can do on an individual basis. Some vendors will need read-only access to the files in one of our channels. Other vendors/contractors will need full access to two or three different channels. Other vendors/contractors might need yet another level of access. This guest pass thing only makes sense if each guest can be assigned permissions individually, and ideally have access blocked even on a tab-by-tab basis within the channel.
This item is still queued up in the backlog. No additional details are available at this moment.
Thanks for following our suggestion to vote this up on SharePoint. It worked! SharePoint has confirmed that they have already started working on this and I’ll be getting an ETA from them after the holidays. -Suphatra
This is currently in internal testing rings at Microsoft, and the feature team is targeting a release to the public in early Q2.
~Alex & the Teams team
Does this task only cover notifications for assigning new tasks? hat about the day a task is due? Or notifications of comments on a task? Or the ability to tag people in task comments?
This is pretty critical for us. We are wanting to be able to see all our notifications in one place (teams).
We also usually set up new plans through teams rather than planner. Unfortunately the default notification settings sends an email to EVERY team member for every comment on every task in every plan (unless each individual manually shuts that off for each plan), and sends (by default) no emails or notifications to anyone about any tasks that are actually assigned to them. This seems very backwards to our team.
We want, by default, to be notified in teams every time a task is assigned to us, or an assigned task is due, or there is a comment on a task ASSIGNED TO US (or in which we are @ mentioned)
Thanks for working on this. We're making a huge transition to move everything we do into Office365, and are facing a lot of hurdles, so we appreciate when any of those hurdles are taken down on information from this uservoice forum.
This feature item is still in the works. We will keep you posted as we have new info from the feature team.
I feel your pain! If you try deleting it in Sharepoint, you'll see the full error. It's locked because you opened it for editing in Teams, and there's a bug (It's still a bug almost a year later) that leaves the file locked for a while even after you close it in Teams. The only workaround is to wait for the file to unlock itself after a while.
This happens to our team with Excel and Word Docs alike. Both get locked for like 30 minutes. In Word it's not as big of an issue because Word 2016 allows multiple people to edit a file, so we can still work on the file even though it's locked. The problem comes when we try to rename, move or delete it. This is highly annoying, and Teams should be able to unlock the file the moment it it closed.
We experience this problem every time a file (We've tested Excel and Word files) is opened for editing in Teams. The file will remain locked for at least 20 minutes no matter what you do (including shutting down the computer). We can still edit the file, but can't delete, move, or rename it.
For us, this would almost be as good as a channel template, since the planner tasks are the most time consuming to copy over and set up. We produce a magazine 4 times per year that goes out to 40,000 subscribers, and there are a ton of little tasks associated with writing all the articles, designing everything, etc. We use a separate channel for each issue of the magazine, and being able to copy a plan from a template to the next issue would save us a TON of time.
You should experience significant improvements in copy & paste of images within Teams, as well as to & from Teams. We are aware of a few remaining issues, but the most common cases are resolved.
Thanks again for your patience on this one.
This feature would make teams much more useful to us, as we'd be able to have a huge company-wide team (1,800 users) for certain events, with more levels of access. General users are view-only, and maybe don't even have access to some tabs at all. Some users are contributors who can contribute to conversations. Some users are managers who can create conversations and add tabs. Still higher managers could remove or edit tabs, or change individual user permissions (up to their own level). Lastly, owners can manage the team fully
Thank you all very much for the great response. The survey is now closed. The feature team will be reviewing all the data that was gathered and responded based on the findings.
Again, thank you for helping us make Microsoft Teams the best it can be.
This feature request has been accepted by the feature team and is now on the backlog.
Thank you for all the feedback.
Other duplicates, with their number of votes at the time of this comment (and I do understand many of the votes are duplicates, like mine... I've voted for all these):
https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/18538774-a-picture-view 23 votes.
https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/20396176--tiles-view-for-photos-in-microsoft-teams 18 votes
https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/31098187-view-files-within-teams-window 9 votes
https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/32929045-allow-file-previews-such-as-photos-within-teams-in 9 votes
https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/20396224--tiles-view-in-microsoft-teams 6 votes
https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/20323888-view-uploaded-image-in-the-teams-area-rather-than 7 votes
FYI, there's a duplicate with 25ish votes at https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/19164442-implement-the-same-thumbnails-previews-as-sharep and I think they should be combined to show the higher level of user demand for this feature
Part of our team is highly visual, and sharing image files is a huge part of their jobs. Right now, the only way to see those images is to click the image file in the files tab (or attached to a conversation), which opens a new tab in your browser to open sharepoint where you can finally see the image.
It would be hugely beneficial to be able to see the thumbnails right from within teams, and even better if clicking on it would open a full-screen view like it does in sharepoint (or google docs or anything else)
This is a need for us as well. It's a feature that already exists in SharePoint, and it would save us a lot of headache if it was available right inside teams. We're finally getting used to doing most of our work through teams, and it's unfortunate to have to link out of it all the time to use another service, especially since we're using the PC Teams app, and SharePoint opens in a browser.
I agree that this is distracting. I've looked for ways to delete pictures from a chat, but it doesn't seem to be possible. Collapsing them would be even better, because then they're still there, I know they're there, but I'm not constantly looking at them.