Microsoft has disclosed that it plans to fix one of the most frustrating aspects of its Teams collaboration tool.
According to a post on the Microsoft 365 roadmap (opens in new tab), Teams users will soon be able to choose which local folder files should be downloaded to..
Users will now be able to choose the default download destination for their files, the business said. “The desktop client is the only one that can benefit from this. Web teams will continue to respect the browser setting.”
Microsoft introduced this modification to the roadmap on May 23 before updating it on May 26, meaning they are presently working on making this change a reality. That’s what the firm is predicting for this month’s update.
It may not seem like a game-changer, but for those of us who often receive files on Teams, it will make a big impact. Having the ability to choose a particular folder makes a tremendous impact, especially for files that are more ephemeral.
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This epidemic is over, but hybrid working and remote working are here to stay — the workplace is no longer the centre of all activity.
Microsoft has benefited from its longstanding partnerships with businesses and the Microsoft 365 suite of services, which includes Microsoft Teams, as one of the successful entrants.
Microsoft’s productivity tools are some of the greatest, but nothing is ever perfect, so we keep a careful watch on the Microsoft 365 roadmap.
Microsoft needs to be agile and prepared to make modest but frequent updates to Teams and its office software suite in general in order to keep pace with Google Workspace.
In an exclusive TechRadar Pro poll recently, Microsoft 365 was picked by over 60 percent of US companies, while Google Workspace was chosen by only 15 percent of organisations.
Microsoft, on the other hand, cannot afford to become complacent in order to maintain its leadership position.
The key to Teams’ long-term success is to ensure that it meets the needs of all users, not just those Microsoft wants to hear from.
Along with having the closest ties to major corporations, of course.