Rich, new file and sharing experiences throughout Microsoft 365, now in Microsoft Teams

Published 10-30-2019 08:00 AM 199K Views

Microsoft 365 is the best place to put your files. It delivers intelligent files experiences across apps – including SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Outlook, Yammer, and Office – on the web, desktop, and mobile apps. Individuals, teams, and organizations share and work together from a single source of truth seamlessly, across applications and devices – turbocharged with AI and protected by industry-leading security and compliance.


We’re excited to announce numerous file experiences and sharing updates for Microsoft 365:


  • New file experiences in Microsoft Teams
  • New sharing experience in Microsoft Teams
  • New file experiences and sharing in Outlook (web and mobile)


The rich, new files experience now appears within Teams when working within the Files tab of a channel.The rich, new files experience now appears within Teams when working within the Files tab of a channel.

The rich, new files experience now appears within Teams when working within the Files tab of a channel.


Across all locations you work with files, our focus is to bring consistent, intelligent file experiences and powerful content services.


Intelligent file experiences give people the ability to share and collaborate in real time, to find and discover files that matter to you – or have been shared with you, and to streamline processes across the flow of the day.


Intelligent content services provide AI-powered content processing agents, access control mechanisms like data loss protection (DLP), records and retention management, and industry-leading information protection with encryption at rest and in transit.


Let’s dive into the details…


New file experiences and sharing in Teams

Teams is a hub for teamwork where people collaborate on files, communicate, and streamline processes.


Teams benefits from interoperability with SharePoint content services. This means that when you work in the Files tabs across your teams and channels, you’re getting the full power of SharePoint file use and management right inside of Teams – without leaving Teams.


The new files experience in Teams (web and desktop)

We continue to bring the power of SharePoint into Teams – news, pages, lists – and now, a new files experience in the File tab of a channel. This includes the ability to sync files to your computer (PC or Mac), see rich previews across 320+ file types, create views and work with metadata, see document life-cycle signals, review on-hover file cards, pin files to the top, take actions like check in and check out, and much more*.


See rich file previews with the ability to manage file with actions like Check out.See rich file previews with the ability to manage file with actions like Check out.

*File experiences across Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, and Outlook:

·         Viewing all metadata/columns

·         Open a file

·         Open option drop-down (online/desktop)

·         Upload file/folder

·         Sync

·         New menu

·         Column header filters pane 

·         List views

·         Files that need attention

·         Pinned files

·         Simple column settings

·         On-hover file cards 

·         Lifecycle signals 

·         Check out / Check in 

·         Bulk approvals 

·         Column and row formatting 

·         Document sets 

·         Sticky headers 

·         Group-by view

·         File handlers

·         Column totals


  1. Each Teams channel gets a folder within the default shared library.
  2. Files shared within a conversation are automatically added, and permissions and file security options set in SharePoint are automatically reflected and adhered to in Teams.
  3. Known, requested file capabilities not yet showing in Teams new files experience: a) Edit metadata, b) add new columns, c) Microsoft Flow as a menu item and d) on-hover file cards.


The new file sharing experience in Microsoft Teams (desktop, web & mobile)

In addition to introducing full-featured file experiences directly into Teams, we are bringing the familiar file sharing experience already available across OneDrive, Office apps, SharePoint, Windows Explorer and Mac finder to Teams.  


This means that no matter where you are throughout Microsoft 365, you will have the same control over how files are shared and accessed – with links that just work.  Period. 


Microsoft is bringing a consistent sharing experience wherever you share from. Today, this includes OneDrive, Office desktop and mobile apps, SharePoint document libraries, desktop Windows Explorer and Mac Finder – and now, Teams. As much as we are rationalizing the files experience across Microsoft 365, we, too, are working to ensure the sharing experience and rich set of sharing options are consistent across devices and platforms.


The new file sharing experience in Teams adheres to set policies and give people the flexibility to share the way they want to share.The new file sharing experience in Teams adheres to set policies and give people the flexibility to share the way they want to share.

The new file sharing experience in Teams adheres to set policies and give people the flexibility to share the way they want to share.


When typing in a chat, simply click the paperclip Attach icon, select from Recent, Browse Teams and Channels or OneDrive, choose the file you want to share, and click the Share a link button. You can also copy/paste a sharing link and Teams will properly format it to look nice within the discussion. The initial sharing settings adhere to the default of where you’re sharing from and you can change the sharing settings by clicking the arrow next to the file that now appears in your message. This brings up the Link settings card – the same, consistent sharing experience you use throughout Microsoft 365. And after you’ve shared a file, automatic sharing reminders are sent after seven days to help you and your colleagues stay on top of things even if you missed the original notification.


Updated OneDrive experience in Teams

You don’t have to leave Teams to access OneDrive files directly. Teams and OneDrive work better together, keeping you in context and productive.


In Teams, simply click Files > Cloud storage > OneDrive, to see all your files and folders right inside Teams – and with the same new files experience as you see across all apps – no compromises.


View your OneDrive files directly from within Microsoft Teams.View your OneDrive files directly from within Microsoft Teams.

Note: files shared within private 1:1 chat are stored in the sender’s OneDrive in Microsoft 365, and permissions are automatically granted to all chat participants as part of the file sharing process.


For more information about how SharePoint works with Teams, see SharePoint and Teams: better together.


New file experiences in Outlook for the web and mobile

People frequently rely on email to edit and share documents with their teams, and this new experience makes it easier to collaborate on documents in Outlook. The new files experience includes a powerful new way to work with file links in an email – no more attachments; sharing a OneDrive link lets group members see the latest changes and co-author in real time.


In Outlook, go to Groups, select a group name, and you’ll immediately see Recent files and all Documents. From there, you can create new Office documents (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), sync, view, edit, upload, and download files.


See your team files in Outlook on the web. Under “Groups,” select a group, and then click the “Go to group files” icon. (If you do not see the group listed, click “More”).See your team files in Outlook on the web. Under “Groups,” select a group, and then click the “Go to group files” icon. (If you do not see the group listed, click “More”).

Common file sharing experience in Outlook web app (OWA) and selecting files in Outlook mobile.
We are heavily invested in making the sharing experience consistent, reliable, intuitive and secure.


Instead of attaching files to an email, you can easily share a file or folder with your colleagues by sending them a link and enabling necessary access permissions. This also helps maintain one source of truth with everyone having access to the most updated version. 


We want to make sure this file sharing experience is ubiquitous across platforms. With this latest feature release, when you copy/paste a link to a file stored in OneDrive, Outlook Web App (OWA) will reconcile the file name as a hyperlink instead of the pasting the full URL. You also have the control to then change the access permissions on the shared link.


Share files within Outlook Web App (OWA) with the same consistent experience and control.Share files within Outlook Web App (OWA) with the same consistent experience and control.

New files experience in Outlook mobile

There is a new and improved file picking experience to Outlook mobile that lets you quickly and easily attach files you are working with across Microsoft 365. Now, when you “attach a file,” you navigate and browse through all files and folders across your OneDrive as well as frequently accessed and followed shared libraries. A list of "Recent Files" gives you easy access to the content you have been working on currently and provides a similar Recent experience to what you see when attaching a file in Outlook on your desktop. You also have the option to choose files from the various attachments that have been shared with you over email. And the best part is that you can choose to share as link, not a copied attachment. This is a best practice for governance and reducing management of tracking file copies/version. #singlesourceoftruth


Attach a file as a link from OneDrive and shared libraries right from within Outlook mobile.Attach a file as a link from OneDrive and shared libraries right from within Outlook mobile.

Learn more about using team files in shared libraries from within Outlook.


Wrapping it up

Microsoft 365 empowers individuals, teams, and organizations to share and work together with files. As part of Microsoft 365, all files – no matter which app they’re accessed through – are protected from accidental loss and malicious attacks – backed by enterprise-level security, compliance, and manageability.


Share and work together on files throughout Microsoft 365 with consistent, intelligent file experiences and content services.Share and work together on files throughout Microsoft 365 with consistent, intelligent file experiences and content services.

Microsoft Teams is the hub for teamwork where you and your team can collaborate on files, communicate, and streamline processes. SharePoint is the intelligent intranet with sites that let you communicate broadly and manage content across the organization. SharePoint also serves as the content service for all of Microsoft 365. And OneDrive is the intelligent files app for Microsoft 365 – where you can work with all your files—your individual work files and the files shared with you across Microsoft 365—on any device. You work seamlessly across applications and devices with coherent and powerful files experiences, turbocharged by AI.


As you collaborate throughout your day, across projects and people, know that there is a consistent files experience when viewing, editing and co-authoring, sharing internally and with guests, syncing across devices, and being productive on the go. You own your files in OneDrive – and can share them as needed; they are private until you share. In Teams, members own the files for group-connected scenarios (private or public groups); owners manage access via group membership. And broader enterprise content management (ECM) scenarios (record centers, document centers and knowledge management (KM)) are pure SharePoint-powered intelligent-workplace solutions.


Beyond files, SharePoint brings portals, sites, pages, news, lists, apps. Teams adds chat, meetings and calls, plus 1st and 3rd party app integration. And across all, Microsoft Search brings intelligent discovery alongside information protection with industry-leading security, compliance, and manageability.



Thanks, Mark Kashman, senior product manager - Microsoft


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When is this all being released in Office 365?

A: The new files experience in Microsoft Teams begins Targeted Release roll out to customers in Office 365 today and will be available worldwide by end of November 2019 [update: January 2020]. The new sharing experience in Microsoft Teams will begin Targeted Release roll out by end of calendar year 2019, with worldwide completion targeted by end of Q1, calendar year 2020. All other technology mentions have been rolled out to Outlook or updated via updates to the OneDrive mobile app.


Q: Where should I store files in Microsoft 365?

A: If you’re working on a file by yourself, you should save it in your OneDrive. Your OneDrive is private by default, and you can share files with others, which is particularly useful if you haven’t created a team yet. If you’re already working as a team —in Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, or Outlook—you should save your files there, because OneDrive connects you to all your shared libraries too. ​​


When you need a new shared location to store team files, create a shared library right from OneDrive, add members, and start working together. These libraries are accessible within Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Outlook. And it’s easy to copy and move files between your individual library and shared libraries.


Q: What’s the difference between OneDrive and SharePoint?

A: OneDrive is the intelligent files experience for Microsoft 365 giving you access to your individual work files as well as files shared with you directly by others or through team shared libraries you are working on. OneDrive provides a consistent, intuitive files experience across all your devices, including web, mobile, and the desktop of your Windows PC or Mac. ​


SharePoint is the intelligent intranet with sites that let you communicate broadly and manage content across the organization. You can work seamlessly across applications and devices with coherent and powerful files experiences, turbocharged by AI. Beyond files and sites, SharePoint brings pages, news, lists, and a business platform for apps built with PowerApps and Microsoft Flow.


Behind the scenes, SharePoint provides content services and storage for all files in Microsoft 365, including files you work with in OneDrive, Teams, Yammer and Outlook. SharePoint is always there, helping manage and protect your files, and powering content collaboration across Microsoft 365.

Valued Contributor

Thanks Mark, great stuff and just ahead of Microsoft Ignite too ;). Always great to see a SharePoint blog from you. With the new Start Page and Recommended Content arriving it looks like the party started early 🥳

New Contributor

It's good to see some guidance information in your Q&A, but I'm surprised to see the idea that if you need a shared location for team files you'd suggest the use of OneDrive instead of Teams. What's the underlying reasoning? OneDrive content belongs to the individual account, even if they share it with others. If the content should belong to the working team, why is Teams not a better choice to persist beyond an individual team member?

Occasional Contributor

This is all good news.  


But to me it does feel like Microsoft are excitedly announcing a change to the platform that should have been there in the first place.  Why wasn't Teams designed like this originally?


Really nice to see all of this, many things have been stuff I’ve been waiting for, for a while now.


It’s also nice to see that collaboration is becoming more and more easy.

Regular Visitor
"Ubiquitous" & "across all platforms" but it still falls short. I suppose the web clients are more exciting than the Windows desktop clients? My favorite features and workflows are split across the web and desktop client. I'll need an AI assistant to recover the time I spend investigating which platform a feature extends to and tailoring my workflow around it all. :face_with_rolling_eyes: Office is a big ticket product line, not some ad supported project. Fewer releases; no-excuse feature parity. I'm rooting for you.

Thanks, @John Wynne. Lots more from all teams at Ignite. Monday, Nov. 4th might feel a little fire hose-like :-). I'm a fan of the new SharePoint start page; obvious bias aside, it's so helpful to see my recent docs and any saved content (news, and soon docs). Cheers, and thanks for reviewing. - Mark. 


Hi @Erin_Kester. OneDrive gives you a view into all your files, some in your individual "Files" view, and those shared with team members by default referenced under "Shared libraries." It is not based on permissions always granted from OneDrive, rather visibility and usability on files and folders you have access to - be them your individual files, or those from groups you are an owner or a member of. And to your point, those files you see in Teams are owned by the Team (backed by the related Office 365 Groups membership). Appreciate the question and feedback. Let me know if you have any further questions. - Mark.


Hi @AndyTuke. It's a part of the evolution of integrating various services into more and more cohesive components that meet the person using the various app entry points. We're excited to get to this phase and keep pushing for furthering integration, more useful experiences and richer capabilities. Thanks, Mark. 


Thanks, @Nicklas Lundqvist. A lot of people across the engineering and marketing teams have been preparing for this and making it real, with a lot of good early user feedback. Do keep letting us know how we can help. We'll listen on this thread and numerous other forums to keep pushing the tech and design experiences to where they need to be. - Mark.

New Contributor

@Mark Kashman Thanks for the explanation. I spend so much of my days heads down inside the Teams interface I hadn't realized the integration of the SP libraries was folded into the OneDrive web interface. That is some serious convenience, sir. Thank you. I am really loving the way SharePoint is getting the props lately. For so long it was something you disguised and avoided mentioning. Seeing it emerging again with these beautiful displays and broad integrations makes me so happy.


Thanks for rooting for us, @shepppard. Your cheers for the service to grow and become more and more comprehensive and consistent is a root for the people using the tech day in and day out. The various integration points we highlight have been becoming more and more consistent no matter where you choose to start your day, get pulled into a discussion, share while on the go, etc.. Office is big, and that equates to lot of opportunities to listen and improve where it makes sense, and based on what we hear. Thanks, Mark.

Super Contributor

Will the new experience also be available for the files shared with you (from chat)?


Files shared with you remain visible in the Files tab even if they were deleted.


Looking forward seeing the modified date column in the files tab! 

Occasional Visitor

In our tenant the new file experiences in Microsoft Teams has been rolled out yesterday. Newly made Teams are functioning fine.
But teams made before the update are having a problem. The channels are not anymore connected to the right folder in the files tab. After clicking on the channel and then files all the folders in the document library are shown instead of the channel folder.
Are more having this problem and is there a way to solve this?

New Contributor

same problem here! 

Regular Visitor

Same problem here!

Senior Member

I was wondering when will they make it visually obvious in the TEAMS client app what Geo the TEAMS is deployed in (IE the backing file storage)(in a multi GEO set up) in the app and not have to open the SharePoint site

Frequent Contributor


Occasional Contributor

@Mark KashmanThanks for the post. Great to see more seamless functionality in Teams. I'm still scratching my head over "Each Teams channel gets a folder within the default shared library." Can you explain rationale for creating folders instead of using metadata in a library? Microsoft and MVPs and SharePoint bloggers have been railing against folders for years, but that best practice appears to have been rejected. It seems like it could have been so very easy to put files in a specific library and instead of creating a folder, the file-upload would have set a choice metadata value. Unless I'm not seeing the whole picture, this decision forces the best-practioners among us to create workarounds (such as renaming the library storing conversation files to something like "Conversation-Files" and creating a new, folder-free library for all other site files). Anyway, it would be great to learn what went into the discussion that led to the folders requirement and why metadata didn't win out. Thanks so much! - tom

Frequent Contributor

This is all great, but it can be challenging at times to help staff keep up with all these changes. For example, some of our staff are struggling with the fact that they store stuff in OneDrive, but they don't realize it's their personal OneDrive and not one associated to a Team or a SharePoint site. Once we show them how to recognize the difference, then they get it, but it's not naturally intuitive for some.


@Mark Kashman I am hitting the ”refresh button” and hoping to see all the new things real soon in our targeted tenant. I realise I have to create some kind of information pack and also put together some use cases. BUT, as far as I can see, collaboration will be even better and it will be easier to ”live within” the Teams experience.

Frequent Contributor

Will your SharePoint files be searchable from within the Teams Files tab? Currently only files stored in Teams libraries and your OneDrive are visible there. This is particularly irksome where we have connected SharePoint folders into the Teams so that our organisational docs are still managed via site collections, but now any files that go into them are hidden friom Teams search!

Frequent Visitor

This is great but I'm still trying to understand the roadmap for standalone SharePoint site and Teams connected SharePoint sites. Are we getting rid of Standalone SharePoint sites at some point?

Occasional Visitor

@markIs there a list of all those new file types that support enhanced previews?  You could make some pretty big inroads with the architecture and eng industries if you supported certain design formats, esp .rfa, .dwg and a handful of others (for all the components that people use like doors and windows).  We would love to work with you on getting those previews added as we've already developed a solution for rendering the images.

Frequent Contributor

@Alex Egharevba 


I think there will always be a place for standalone sites either as corporate intranet or departmental sites. We'll always need a place for general communications, department news(letters), policies, procedures, org charts, etc. that broad swaths of the population can get to. I just created a site the other day for a group as a place to post monthly financial reports for other people to use/update. They don't collaborate on the reports, there's no Outlook traffic or other needs beyond just uploading the reports so they got a standalone modern team site. If the site purpose changes, they can always add Team functionality later.


In fact, that question - how much Outlook activity does the group have with emails, meetings, etc. - is the fundamental one that tells me whether to suggest a stand alone site (either classic or modern) vs Teams.

New Contributor

These are some great new features, and things our users have wanted for a while.  Just yesterday a user asked me why they could share a document with members outside of the team if they were on the SharePoint site for the Team, but not from the Team itself.  So this will be a great addition for us.


We also have struggles explaining the difference in OneDrive and SharePoint to users.  We usually end up saying that OneDrive is for files that belong to you and will mostly be used by you, while sharepoint is for files that belong to a Team and will mostly be used by the Team.  I also try explaining that it's all sharepoint, but OneDrive is just your little section of sharepoint that belongs to you :)  But nothing is perfect.  

Frequent Contributor

On the subject of OneDrive vs SharePoint - I tell users this:


OneDrive is for YOUR files. Not just where you're the only one working on it, but files that are YOURS alone. If your OneDrive were to go away, no one else should care. IF people would care that your OneDrive files disappeared, then those files are OURs and they belong on a collaborative platform like SharePoint or Teams.


Example: When I'm working on a presentation, I will store the file in OD and share with others like the meeting owner, etc. out of OD, frequently via Teams chat rather than email. Once I deliver the presentation to the group, then I post it in SharePoint or Teams as appropriate.


Yes, there are sometimes exceptions. But in general, this works for most cases.

We're telling our users to sync the whole default doclib from teams, including all folders that might come from teams channels. Does the addition of the sync button here mean, that the whole doclib will be synced or will it only be for that one folder? If so, what happens, if you go in to another channel and want to sync that as well? As far as I can see, you can only sync one folder at a time from a doclib, which could turn this into a mess, because the OneDrive client doesn't remove unsynced folders. You'd risk ending up with a number of unsynced folders on your computer. On a related note: I was hoping it would become easy to move up a level from the current folder, connected to the channel you're currently looking at, but it doesn't seem like this is possible as of right now? Also: could we have the option to call it "Teams" or "SharePoint" instead of groups in Outlook? It's confusing enough for our users to have to deal with the former two concepts. We haven't introduced the concept of groups to them, so to them "Groups" would be a whole new thing (even though it is the same as sp/teams in the sense that you can see the files).
Frequent Contributor

@Allan With Sørensen 


I would use EXTREME caution with advising users to sync libraries. In fact, we tell users to NEVER sync libraries at any level. Ever. Under any circumstances. We've had multiple instances where the users "forget" that the library is synced, decide they don't need to see the content anymore and hit the delete button. At this point, the library disappears from the SharePoint site but does NOT go to the recycle bin. If you're lucky the files might still be found in the recycle bin of the person who deleted the files, that is assuming they don't empty their recycle bin when the computer reboots in which case you have a real problem. We had one group lose almost 10,000 files for several multi-year projects. It was a disaster. 


Users will have the best/most reliable experience with SharePoint and Teams if you use the UI as it was intended. Teams should be accessed via the desktop application or browser and SharePoint via the browser. 


The reason O365 groups are not named Teams or SharePoint groups is because they are larger than just Teams of SharePoint. They span all of Office 365, including Stream, Planner, Power BI, etc. We are careful to consistently refer to them as "O365 Groups" rather than just "groups" as a way to distinguish between a SharePoint permission group or distribution list or what have you. There are lots of good resources out there on what O365 groups are and how to explain them to users - Matt Wade & Ben Niaulin have some excellent blog posts that I included on my User Site under "Learn more about O365 Groups".


The most important part about O365 groups is teaching users NOT to manage permissions via the SharePoint permission groups - That you HAVE to edit the GROUP in Outlook, Teams, Planner, etc. 

Occasional Contributor

@Allan With Sørensen @Rachel Davis The SharePoint maxpath of 400 chars being longer than Windows' 260 char limit causes problems with syncing and other Office features when you're working with files/folders in the "260+ zone". Even selective syncing eventually runs into issues when there is an overlap between sync folders. Users have trouble remembering that they need to go their OneDrive sync client to unsync SharePoint folders.


I do sympathise with the users though as they're trying to work around SP limitations e.g.

1. being unable to open PDFs in the system default app

2. trying to add multiple attachments to emails ( the SP navigation from Outlook is "most recent folders" only, so they can't navigate to other doc libraries) as drag and drop from SP doesn't work any more

3. You can't search into linked SP folders from Teams



New Contributor

@Mark Kashman this is a great improvement to working with files in Teams.

My company are heavy desktop app users of Teams and have been looking forward to the new file sharing experience along with the SharePoint library experience. I think I read it right that the new sharing experience is not included for the desktop app.

Is this something the team is working on? If not you can expect a User Voice post from me along with a lot of unnecessary and avoidable frustration that your platforms are not consistent in release features.

Frequent Contributor

@Tim Leveritt I can't see anywhere that it says that " the new sharing experience is not included for the desktop app". The article says


In addition to introducing full-featured file experiences directly into Teams, we are bringing the familiar file sharing experience already available across OneDrive, Office apps, SharePoint, Windows Explorer and Mac finder to Teams.  


This means that no matter where you are throughout Microsoft 365, you will have the same control over how files are shared and accessed – with links that just work.  Period. 


Microsoft is bringing a consistent sharing experience wherever you share from.

New Contributor

Hence me asking the question @Mike Williams  to @Mark Kashman as the heading reads:


The new file sharing experience in Microsoft Teams (web & mobile)

It's a typo, these experiences are coming to all Teams clients .


Hi @Bart Vermeersch - it is an area the team is reviewing, so that when you are in the Shared view, you'll be able to best manage the file(s) to the level that you own it in regards to permissions - incl. managing the files you wish to see there, or not.


Cc @Catherine Feldman 


Hi @Roel Westgeest - this is a part of the roll out phased approach - started with newest Teams and working through all back in time. And it seems that for document libraries that existed before being connected to Teams may show folders that do not have a Teams channel associated to them - aka, they were created in SharePoint prior to Teams integration. Does that sound accurate? Thanks, Mark.


Hi @Tom Braman - the folder per channel by design was one that we could go with for numerous reasons, one of which the support for Teams/channels when Teams first launched was not going to include metadata support for some time - until now in fact. The teams are consistently looking at what architecture and approach works for all, and certainly with introduction of new features like Private Channels. 


Appreciate the feedback, and certainly agree that it's been provided before and worth reviewing as an option.


- Mark


Hi @Jlee_Prosci. Appreciate you taking time to help your people. If you come across ideas or suggestions beyond your hands-on training for what makes it more intuitive, I'll certainly pass it along. We do aim for it to be easy to understand the boundaries of ownership and sharing - and know we have more work to do. - Mark.


Hi @Mike Williams. That is the goal. Right now the scoping in as you say, with the want to provide full Microsoft Search from within the Teams experience. Cc @Bill Baer as FYI to the feedback; aka, search SharePoint files from within the Teams Files tab - currently only files stored in Teams libraries and your OneDrive.


Cheers, Mark 


Hi @Alex Egharevba. We want to offer choice. It's possible today to create group-connected sites and ones that are more standalone. Most want the value of SharePoint integration with Outlook (email & calendar), Teams, Planner, OneNote, etc.. and it does not dictate that we lose support for standalone use cases. Thanks, Mark. 


Hi @Parley_Burnett - hope this is what you were looking for:

"File types supported for previewing files in OneDrive, SharePoint, and Teams":


Thanks, Mark 


Thanks @Rachel Davis & @Michael Dickerson for your explanations and support of clarity. Always great to read how others describe, and appreciate you doing so here. - Mark.


Hi @Allan With Sørensen - when you sync from a channel, only that folder associated with that channel will get synced. You may only want to interact with a fraction of the content from the whole team. And if you were to want all - clicking sync from the parent level of the full document library from SharePoint is best - knowing that Files On-Demand will help in that only the structure first syncs with pointers to files - not yet taking up space on your hard drive yet.


All good feedback on ability to navigate the folder structure - even from within a channel, and naming is something the teams are talking about - to make it consistent naming as the tech becomes consistent (as to the main point of this blog - consistent file & sharing experiences and content services across all).


Thanks, Mark 


Hi @Tim Leveritt - the new files experience will certainly apply to the desktop Teams app. It simply may not yet be rolled out to your tenant; but it will :-). Thanks, Mark 


@Mike Williams Thanks for including me in the conversation @Mark Kashman.  For Microsoft Search our vision is a ubiquitous search experience that spans Microsoft 365 apps and services, to include Microsoft Teams over time.  Near term, the Microsoft Search experience in Bing provides a holistic view of both content and conversations (Yammer / Teams) via search, and we'll expand across our search entry points as well as making Microsoft Search the native search experience in Microsoft Teams.

Senior Member

I've noticed that "Sticky headers" are not sticking in Teams file experience.

Senior Member

Our tenant is on the targeted released and haven't seen the new files experience yet.  I would have thought we would have seen it half way through the month.  Is there delays in the roll out?

Senior Member

Our tenant is on the targeted release and still doesn't see the new files experience.  Si there delays in the roll-out?

It said by end of November rollout, so until then it's not delayed :P. 

Senior Member

I know, know... just anxiously awaiting :) Just seems odd that targeted release started 10/30 and is still not done, when their goal is to have everyone done in 10 days.  Maybe they ran into bugs they have to fix.  We'll wait and see... $5 says it's not out by end of month :)

There is no such thing as targeted release when it comes to Teams features. It's a slow rollout in batches over time. So yeah some bugs could delay the bigger release buckets later. I am also waiting patiently myself as I've been wanting this feature since last Ignite lol!

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