Five File Related Gotchas in Microsoft Teams

When uploading files into Microsoft Teams, there are a few gotchas that I wasn’t aware of until I recently tried moving some data into a new Team.  I thought sharing these may be of use to others as well.

  1. If you are moving lots of data, you can only upload 10 files at a time
  2. The files have to contain content…no empty text documents, for example (although not sure why you’d need these anyway.)
  3. By default in the Teams client, you will lose any folder structure if doing a wholesale move of files.  You can manually create the folder before copying files or use a workaround
  4. The maximum file size is 15GB.  More information about the storage limits can be found in Microsoft documentation.
  5. Since these files are just housed in SharePoint Online on the backend, the normal SPO limits apply.

Do you have more tips?  Let’s continue the discussion on Twitter by tweeting @millh0use!

What I’m hoping to see at Ignite 2018

As Microsoft Ignite 2018 nears, I am busy preparing my schedule for the week.  Part of that preparation is planning for discussions I would like to have with product group members, MVPs, and other peers.  I also have some other things that I either think (hope) will happen, or at least want to hear more about.  Without further ado, here are 5 things I’m either hoping for or looking forward to at Ignite this year: Continue reading

MS Teams: Archiving – What you need to know

A few weeks back, June 26th specifically, Microsoft announced archival functionality for Teams.  Archiving a Team does just what you’d expect by keeping the Team itself, but freezing changes to preserve the current state of the data.  There are a couple of things that I found interesting, and good to know before you get started.

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Exploring Microsoft Translator

While catching up on a few emails today, I came across a link for using Microsoft Translator in EDU.  The Microsoft Translator app has been around for over a year now, but I had not tried it out.  While downloading the app, I immediately thought about different ways the translator would be helpful…then I got distracted by the cold, snowy scene outside which caused me to drift off to vacation land – adventurous locations, cold (adult) beverages, and potentially non-English speaking residents.

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