Microsoft Teams improves Files experience with new update

Kit McDonald

If you’re not done hearing about the latest work collaborating tool, Microsoft Teams has received an update today with a few new features. The Slack competitor became generally available last month and since then the team has been eager to respond to its ripe UserVoice forum with a better experience.

Here is what’s new:

  • Wiki supports Markdown: Now you can use Markdown in Wiki. Use the same Markdown syntax that applies to chats and messaging to format Wiki sections on the fly. If Markdown isn’t your thing, you’ll still be able access all the same formatting options from your toolbar.
  • Link to a channel or team: Now, you can grab a shareable link to a channel or team just by clicking the more icon next to the channel or team name. Copy and paste the link in a message or email to give someone a quick and easy entry point to key conversations, files, and contacts.
  • A better viewing experience: We made some performance improvements to your Files view in channels. Now, when you’re navigating to your Files, the view will load even faster.
  • New refresh button: We added a refresh button at the top corner of the Files tab in each channel. You now have an easy way to check for new files or any other changes that might have happened since you last looked.
  • New upload indicator: Now, when you upload a file to the Files view or OneDrive in a channel, you’ll see an indicator letting you know your upload is in progress. From there, you can track your progress or cancel uploads for multiple files at a time.

Just in case you missed it, Teams on Android also got an update yesterday with essential channel creation and profile picture features.

Of course, we at OnMSFT are excited to see Teams adding to its repertoire of collaborative features. But there still some areas that could use a few tweaks. If you’re interested, check out my personal review of Microsoft Teams.