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Sharing Laserfiche Files in Microsoft Teams

posted on September 21

Do you regularly use Microsoft Teams and find yourself wanting to share Laserfiche files in Teams' channels or chats? 

The Laserfiche team is excited to begin work on an all-new integration with Microsoft Teams. With this integration, you’ll be able to access and share content from your Laserfiche repository directly in Teams' channels or chats – providing even more ways to collaborate and work efficiently, whether you’re working from home or you’re back in the office.

To help guide the functionality of this new integration, we’re looking for your input on scenarios where an integration between Laserfiche and Teams could improve your productivity. Please share your thoughts below on what would help your organization the most. 

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replied on October 2

Being able to complete forms from Teams would be great (especially if we can assign access to forms based on team/group membership). 

It would also be nice to have reporting/monitoring for tasks available in Teams. 

 

Looking forward to this! 

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replied on September 22 Show version history

Hi Ian, glad this feature is continuing to be worked on. As Laserfiche Cloud customers, the two main features we would love to see are:

1. Share LF files in Teams Chat/Channels. Additionally, the ability to preview files that were shared without having to leave Teams. When needing to edit the file, there could be a button for Open in Laserfiche. This button would then launch the Laserfiche Cloud Web app. 

2. Saving files shared over Teams to Laserfiche.

Ideally, these features would be available in the web, desktop, and iOS Teams apps. 

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replied on September 22

Love the feedback, keep the ideas coming! And if you are reading the comments here, upvote or comment on the features that you would find most useful. Or let us hear your own ideas for what a Laserfiche Teams Integration could do for your organization!

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replied on September 21

Some of these are far more complex asks than others but:

  1. Federated Search within the Teams environment
  2. Component screens with tabs formatted similar to the sections of the "Home Screen" in cloud. So a tab for favorited documents, a tab for Forms Inbox, etc. 
  3. Integration of Tasks through Planner in Teams is huge, ability for LF Forms assignments to hit Team Task Lists would be amazing. 
  4. The already mentioned File tab storage changing to LF. 
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replied on September 22

Thanks, Ramsey! These are great ideas. 

On your third idea, do you have a specific use case or industry that you see regularly using Tasks through Planner? Are Office Tasks something you build processes around frequently?

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replied on September 22

There isn't a specific function for either that we're currently seeing but it's one that is inevitable because of the rapidly growing use and adoption of teams as the singular command and communication center that we're seeing in both large commercial and government organizations. with the recent integration of Tasks, to -do, planner into the Teams suite on both channel and user levels I think the ability for forms to insert or mark complete tasks will be a huge advantage. 

 

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replied on September 21 Show version history

I'm glad to hear we're investigating this integration. There's been a lot of interest in this topic lately, as more and more people are moving to Teams. Two features that I would like to see in this integration:

- Changing default file storage location to a Laserfiche repository. 

- Approving Form tasks from a Team or through a Teams chat

 

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replied on September 21

I agree with Alan on being able to change the file storage location to point to a repository. I often receive files on MS Teams and would like the ability to save them straight from the chat into Laserfiche.

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replied on September 21

I'll echo this 100%, the ability to replace the files storage location while maintaining similar look and feel would be fantastic. I know we can currently embed the Laserfiche Web Client using a 'website' tab but the simplified file tab for each channel is cleaner for the use cases. 

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replied on September 22

Thanks, Ramsey, Esther, and Alan! Integrating Laserfiche in as a file storage location is something we are looking at for Cloud. Teams support to connect to self-hosted systems is more limited but we are investigating. 

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