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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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      • 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?

      • Peter Huboi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I use Basecamp templates for partner joint Go-To-Market activities. It was the single feature in Basecamp that made me sign up for and use Basecamp. My templated process I replicate for each partner project lets me do everything in a about 1 hour per week that used to take me 6-8 hours per week. My company has standardized on O365 and if this feature is in TEAMS (similar to Basecamp), this would help me drive TEAMS adoption. We are currently "stuck" on Sharepoint for our projects because that is what everybody is used to.

      • Tony Wilson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        +1 for having Templates for Teams. We are in the final stages of rolling out our Intranet and would really like to have all of our departments use Teams and their experience to be the same. We would really love to have a template to make them all the same structure initially. This would also make it easy when training users to use Teams.

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