A team template!! Much like sharepoint document site or site templates that contain a specific layout and set of documents this would be amazing for a team template. We could deploy a team for each project we had that had a preset assignment of planner tasks and documents attached to it and a preset of channels that goes with that team. Could really make a big difference in the way we deploy and use teams.
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Please create a Teams base "Learning Space" template focused on driving user adoption & readiness. A Teams learning space layout to increase users learning & product knowledge from within Teams, especially for the pilot stage of planning. Like these Teams base templates (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/smb-templates).
+1 for having a Channel Template. We group our Teams by support unit and then each client has a channel. We'd like to see more Channels copy functionality for our org.
Matt T commented
This would be SO helpful to building out our Teams infrastructure. If this feature was available it would help us sell this into different business units MUCH faster.
Janice Thorne commented
We really need the ability to create Teams Templates and include the Lists associated with the Team. It is disappointing that it doesn't. Is there any update on this?
We would like to be able to create Team template with a set of created folders with the Files tab. Do we know when this will be possible?
@warren Can you provide any updates on the priority of this feature request? We're looking to standardize folder/file structure for new Project Teams.
This would be a really great feature. Trying to mass-deploy a user created Team in a support centre to 300+ retail stores in the field, this feature is a real omission.
Clark Birkelund commented
Any update on this?
Peter Vogels commented
Is there any update on the status in the backlog ?
Last update is from August 2018.
Ryan Pap commented
This would be extremely helpful feature as we want to standardise our Teams, Planner buckets and files so we are consistent form project to project. This would improve our efficiency across the company as every project would be identical and setup time would be minimized.
Alan Biggs commented
I would vote to also recognize that some Teams (or indeed, channels within teams) are about disseminating information more than they are about creating and collaborating. If MS Teams (the product) is the Hub, it should recognize and support more than the default Collaboration/Chat usage scenario.
Also, I have encountered many cases where Channels are created within the teams for different purposes: Planning, Reporting, etc. Channels with this focus are very valuable in their own right but they have little conversation going on and it makes no sense to default to the Conversations tab in every channel!
This should be combined with the ability to have a default tab view for each Team and Channel. Then it would be possible to give each Channel a sense of identity and a Landing page for education, explanation of purpose and orientation.
Kicking this one again to see if we have an update yet. See if we can get a response on when to expect this highly sought after feature.
Any update on this? Last reaction is from August 2018.
Our company has a bunch of repeatable tasks among the different jobs we work on concurrently. The use of templates would streamline each job we start
This feature is very usefull and would help us to make a standard that we all can use.
Excellent idea ! We are anxiously waiting for this improvment.
Jim King commented
The current feature to "Create a team using an existing team as a template" is simply not as robust as it needs to be. When creating from a template, all customized aspects of the original Team need to be cloned to the new Team.
This feature is really needed by teachers and professors all over the world. It is not enough to have templates that replicate the channel/tabs structure. Classes have lots of content and collaborative documents that do not change much from one period to the next. Also building again everything is a problem when we have several groups in the same period and want to coordinate clases. In our case, replicating everything in 20 teams is a lot of unnecessary work. It would be really helpful to include files and notes in the template. From what I see in the teams roadmap, it seems that you will have a teams template update in mid 2019. Do you think it is possible to include a checkbox allowing to replicate files and notes from the template?
Being able to create a team with documents copied would be very helpful. We have many templates that we would like to copy "empty" into a team, so the team can work through them as part of some activity (e.g. project estimation template, procurement template, operational support model template etc.).
A comment below about this not being "best practice" makes sense if the documents are all copies and are not intended to evolve uniquely with each new team instance. I agree, the last thing we want is 50 copies of the same document (e.g. a guide). However, providing links to documents stored in a public team site would ensure that only one copy of each document (e.g. a guide) exist but is accessible from all the teams in a read-only format.