Explorer integration and navigation

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Hello,

 

We use Teams to manage projects with a lot of folders and files. But we have problems with navigation and visualisation as it is slow and not friendly to work everyday with. Specialy for images and pdf documents.

 

Is there a possibility to improve the navigation in the sharepoint folders in Windows Explorer or directly in Teams ?

 

Please find screenshots of problems we have with images navigation, folders order by default which is not by name, and Windows Explorer integration which is very complicate and works only with Internet Explorer 11 to create the link (and the link often breaks!).

 

That would be a very important improve for us to use Teams every day ! This a very good soft, but these details are killing our users...Folders_ordering.JPGPictures_navigation.JPGWindows explorer integration.JPG

 

 

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SharePoint files tab replacement are coming at some point. once this happens you will have view and sort options that function just like the Modern SharePoint UI which is very good. You will also if enabled(on by default) be able to sync right form the files tab using the onedrive client and then you will have those listed under "Sites - Org" Folder in explorer where you will be able to use explorer for your file needs.

However couple things to keep in mind if you allow sync. If the library of all channels are large, you might want to make sure you users are on Windows 10 / newest mac build and have Files On-Demand setup so that they are only syncing metadata unless they need the files and it will download as needed instead of using the space on everyone's computers.

If the total file storage isn't large you shouldn't have much of an issue there, but just something to keep in mind when planning / using this once it lands.
As confirmed at Ignite Berlin the Tour last week there will be much closer integration between SharePoint and Teams coming in 2019 - that video should be up in the Tour part of this site I think the session was TMK40 whose title includes SharePoint OneDrive and Teams. Going forward, I believe you will able to display modern sites such as communication sites in Teams itself

Thanks for covering this . Like Chris mentioned, with the sharepoint view coming soon in the Files Tab , most of the issues will be addressed and users will get a coherent experience 

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