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Anyone know the rationale behind Microsoft's decision to rely on folders instead of metadata to organize conversation files in SharePoint? For years MS (and information-architecture world) discouraged the use of folders for file organization, and rightly so. With Teams, MS re-introduced a 19-century (or earlier?) technology and made it, with the prominence of the Files tab within all channels, the primary means of storing files within modern SharePoint team sites. It would have been natural to organize all of this using metata instead. Anyone at MS envisioning a reversal on this? 

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