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Team Templates

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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  • Diego Santos commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please include the SharePoint structure behind the Teams as part of the template as well. It is as important as the tabs, channels, etc....
    We use standard Lists and Document Libraries for all projects, so it will be very helpful.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Since Office 365 is pushing hard towards the implementation of Teams, being able to save and use templates eases the deployment process, just as it does with Sharepoint site collections.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We do implementation projects so we basically do the same thing over and over with different clients with minor variations.
    Being able to create a new team from and existing team is great but the functionality you have today is soooooooo limited it only saves you like 5 minutes of work.
    I’m sure the ability to create real team templates is a lot of work (thinking about the process and steps to allow users to build templates….) but if we could at least take a snapshot of an existing team (all channels, tabs, data….) copy it and rename it that would provide us the same functionality without all the “template” process. How fast could you whip that up?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How big is the backlog? Kind of surprised this story has not made it's way to the top yet.

  • Denise Weintz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yep, with over 100,000 users it would be wonderful to have this feature for the teachers and their classrooms.

  • Geraldine S commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be very helpful for setting up new project Teams where we could use a template to define the channels required (i.e one per phase) and apps/connector available.

  • Ayo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Just what I need for over 100,00 users, ability to template this and deploy it for projects....

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Upvote this. My company uses Asana and it is very strong in being able to organize content in projects and then clone them. Teams really needs this feature.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If we take the use case of a web-design project (but could be suitable for just about any professional services business). Each project would benefit from a comment Team setup with a standard setup of Apps/Tabs, channels, document templates, folder structure and app configuration. I understand this is quite broad but would be benefical to start somewhere. If we have 100 new projects a year the time to take up each Team site to be consistent with all other Team sites is difficult. Easier to just deploy SharePoint templates and do without Teams. As such, this would be a big benefit for Teams adoption.

  • Merethe Stave commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hey, any updates on this? It would be awesome to create a Manager TEAMS template, where there are set up a few standard channels, eg. one channel for performance appraisal meeting, and other processes that are specific for managers. The respective channel then have ready made tabs related to the performance appraisal process, HSE awareness process, etc.

  • Taylor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I've seen other posts that this idea is being developed....any availability date known?

  • Meghan Kemp commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We definitely need this feature - and sooner rather than later. As a Consultant Business Analyst who specialises in developing Business systems across a variety of industries and uses a MS tools to do so, this would be a lifesaver for many of my clients.

  • Ramil commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Would like to have a Wiki template so that NEW members of a team understand how to navigate the team they're a member of.

  • Morgan Clark commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    would like to be able to post a planner template that can be copied to a channel and tailored for that particular project - same with files and notebooks - would like to post file templates that can be copied as starter files/notebooks for each project.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This option would increase usability and adoption across our organization - two HQ locations and 600+ franchise locations.

  • Tim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Is there an update about the releasedate of this feature?

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