#Microsoft365 #Office365 It’s never a good idea to just start using a new platform and not be sure of what it actually does with your files for example. Here’s a quick look at what happens when you share documents in your #MicrosoftTeams App.

For previous posts in my #Microsoft365Challenge go to the index page.

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Microsoft Teams deals with documents in a very unique way. It’s this functionality which makes teams the ultimate collaboration tool.

Documents shared in direct Chats:

When sharing a document with someone in a direct chat (outside of a specific team) this document will be saved in a folder called “Microsoft Teams Chat Files” in your OneDrive:

Here’s the folder in OneDrive:

Sharing documents in a Team Channel:

When we share documents in a Team Channel, the document will appear in the conversation, but also be automatically saved in the relevant folder in the (Shared) Documents folder on SharePoint. Keep in mind that a Team also creates a SharePoint site in the background. The document can also be seen in that Channel in the Files Tab.

Here’s the document in SharePoint (in the correct folder):

Here you can see the document in the Files Tab in the specific Channel:

Files:

Now this is a goodie, you see that Files icon on the left, this shows all your files used in Teams and OneDrive. Makes all the more sense to not save your files on your C:Drive, but rather in OneDrive – then you’ll have one place to look for recent items. It also shows the location of the document (which Team or OneDrive folder).

T-Bot:

Remember to ask the T-Bot if you’re not sure of something 🙂

Enjoy Teams!!


Purpose of this blog challenge:  I will write 365 blogs in 365 days around Microsoft 365. I did a similar challenge with Office 365, blogs can be found here. I won’t just be talking about the new Microsoft 365 subscription model. I will be sharing any news, tips and tricks around Office / Office 365 / Windows / Mobility and Security. And let’s not forget all the great new Apps & services available.  A lot of what I’ll share on Office and SharePoint will also be applicable to none “Office 365” versions.

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