Mar 31 2020 03:10 AM
Mar 31 2020 03:10 AM
I have been trying to access documents stored under a Team's Files tab during a conference call. There does not appear to be any facility to show, for example, an agenda stored under the Files tab during a conference call. I have also not found anything in the Teams documentation on how to do this.
Has anyone figured out how to do this, or is it not possible?
If it is not possible, what is the point of storing things in the Files tab that one cannot refer to during a conference call?
Mar 31 2020 06:05 AMSolution
Hi @GerardTromp - are you using the free version of Teams or as part of Office 365? I can speak to the paid version:
Hope that helps!
Mar 31 2020 06:34 AM
Hi @Kelly E,
I was in the desktop application and the left sidebar was greyed out and unresponsive (in the paid-for institutional Teams). Hence my question.
I find it odd that I would have to open a browser version to be able to achieve what I should be able to do in the application itself. Why not allow another window (if necessary disable another teleconference in the second window). Better yet allow one to simply access the files.
Anyway, thanks for the tip and yes I recognize the workaround, and notice that the web version does not grey out the waffle and side-bar.
I will check again tomorrow on another meeting to see if it was a feature of the desktop application or a bug.
Jun 17 2020 02:39 PM
I have a related question. I can get to the Teams files, but I cannot share it during the videoconference without first downloading it to my computer and then sharing the screen. Is there a way of opening a file within Teams and then sharing it on the screen with the other participants on the videoconference?
Jun 18 2020 08:27 AM
Jun 19 2020 06:53 AM
@YKHAYKIN - when you're sharing your screen, are you sharing your desktop or a window? If it's your desktop, you should be able to navigate to and share anything, even a remote desktop session. Having to download first is not expected behavior. You may want to consider a help desk ticket w/MSFT.
Jun 19 2020 06:59 AM
Thank you. Will file a ticket. Trying to Share does not give me the option of sharing the remote desktop session at this time.
Jan 15 2021 12:23 AM
@Kelly E do you know if I can have access to file shared before I have been invited to the meeting? If it's a recurring meeting activated before my invitation and it has files shared before my invitation I'm not able to view them. Is there something to configure at meeting level?
Thanks and best regards,
Jan 18 2021 06:44 AM
Hi @nipac - this is the first I'm hearing about this difference in invite & sharing timing - however, sounds more like a sharing setting than a meetings setting. Those sharing a file should take the steps to share with you - either from their OneDrive or SharePoint Site.
Feb 01 2021 07:02 AM
@Kelly E yes, that's right. The point is the following:
- sharer uploads the file in the recurring meeting on the 2nd January 2021
- I join the company on the 4th January 2021 and have been added to the recurring meeting on the 7th
- I join the meeting first time on the 11th but under the File tab I'm able to see just files uploaded after the 7th Jan.
Feb 02 2021 06:53 AM
ah, ok, thank you for spelling that one out @nipac - the person who uploaded the file will need to adjust the permissions on the file. it most likely is sitting on their OneDrive and they'll be able to add your permissions from there.