Option to set "Browse Library" as default view for files
All of our Groups files view has been switched to the "New Experience" view for files (aka "Group Files"). Now, users just see a bunch of files, and no folders. To see and manage folders they have to select "Browse Library".
This is terribly confusing to users. We need the following 2 options
1) ability for users Group Owners to set the view as desired
2) Ability for system admins to PERMANENTLY (not temporarily until the Tenant Space is forced to upgrade) disable this new view so users can continue to use and manage their folders.
This new view is extremely unpopular with our users, and is generating a lot of support tickets.
I agree 100%
I totally agree!
It is very confusing to users that are trying to adopt to Office 365 Groups in Outlook 2016 for desktop. Coming from a fileshare environment the concept of having a flat view listing files from multiple folders makes no sense. I can understand the idea of showing the latest or most used files in a flat library, but it is not very easy to find specific files or documents in this view unless you work with metadata rather than folders - which a lot of organisations are used to.
Eric Jacobs commented
I totally concur. The fact that you land on all files makes absolutely no sense. I have had people tell me that there were duplicate files and people have deleted stuff that was critical. Others have worked on files that they shouldn't have worked on because they didn't understand the new view. The folder view as a default needs to come back asap. Why did they decide to do this without any consultation makes no sense to me. The need to set it back the way it was.