Files experience in Microsoft Teams

Building first-class file interaction and collaboration experiences for Microsoft 365

Role & Impact

  • Leading a design team that builds file experiences for Microsoft Teams
  • My team focuses on file discovery, sharing, viewing, and collaboration experiences in Teams on desktop
  • Bringing a research-first approach (qual & quant) to understand user needs and using data to define product priorities and roadmap
  • Working in close partnership with other Microsoft 365 teams such as OneDrive, Outlook, Microsoft Office, and Windows

My work at Microsoft

Currently, I manage a team of designers that focusses on building file experiences in Microsoft Teams, consumer & enterprise versions of Microsoft Lists, and horizontal features for Microsoft 365.

My work involves collaborating with Product Leadership on various aspects of product strategy, and advocating for design excellence and better craft.

In the past, I have designed OneDrive for Windows and mobile devices, and modernized the SharePoint Metadata Admin Center (part of Microsoft Syntex). A lot of this was foundational work for the team in India.

Beyond core work, I am responsible to drive key university recruitment, internship, and D&I initiatives for the design studio, which has a direct impact on the business and culture at Microsoft India.

Video: Examples of files experiences in Microsoft Teams

Files experiences in Teams

Microsoft Teams has hundreds of millions of active users, who use files on a daily basis. User jobs for these files include, but are not limited to, sharing files (from desktop and cloud), viewing files in Teams, re-sharing files, and discovering the files shared.

My team works on streamlining and optimizing these file consumption and file sharing experiences, in collaboration with Leadership, Product Management, and Engineering teams.

As file experiences in Microsoft span across several products such as OneDrive, Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Windows, and various mobile apps, I work in tandem with partners across the globe to design consistent and coherent experiences for users.

⏳   This is ongoing product work and I can share more details on demand.