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Newbie - How to share files FROM OneDrive TO a Team or Team Channel

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We will be setting up Teams with both internal and external users.  I can see my OneDrive in TEAMS under Files, but no way to "share" from there.  If the whole point of collaborating with files with a "team" why can I not simply share a folder from my OneDrive to a channel or team I'm a member of, WITHIN the Team Browser or Desktop app?

 

If I open OneDrive in the browser, I can search for a TEAM name, but have to know the exact name and still it doesn't really tell me if that's a TEAM or a group in Outlook.  As well, I can share to a Channel.

 

Also, there is a "Add Cloud Storage" in TEAMs and Channels, yet no OneDrive.  Very confusing.

 

I don't want to have to email the members of a channel a link from my OneDrive in an email as this defeats the purpose of TEAM.  

 

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Two things here.
1. You can right click the file from your onedrive folder on your PC and share, or use share and get link from the onedrive interface, long as you use Anyone / Org can view/edit link then you can paste that link into Team chat.

2. They are working on taking the SharePoint and OneDrive UI's and putting them into Teams so you will have the same interfaces to use to Share.

If you use the Chat it directly Shares with the participants of your chat from your OneDrive but I would suggest adding a uservoice for instead of a "Upload a copy" which is the only option from attaching OneDrive, that they add another button called Share a link and it automatically Shares with the Office 365 Group for access. This would then be dynamic for group membership and anyone joining the Team seeing your link will automatically have access to the document. Althou, that said, the whole point of having Files tabs in a Team is to put the file there instead of Sharing it from your OneDrive :P.

If you've figured out how to make this work I'd love to hear about your experience.  As someone migrating from G-Suite, I find this very confusing as well.  I'd like to maintain a backend organizational structure with my organization's files so that things aren't just floating around in various groups.  The current structure seems a bit like having to fish through one's email account to find the needed files.

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