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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

        This is the major hold up in moving forward with Teams. We need to be able to quickly deploy new teams.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please extend the precision on this discussion to include a Channel template. In a team it might be more appropriate to have a channel for each project and not a team for each project. I believe the channel limits are 250 however and there is no archiving mechanism yet either.

      • Joe C commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Really keen on this feature, use case after use case for templates keep coming up on a nearly weekly basis.

        Can you provide an update for this?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add this as a feature, the administrative work required on these apps needs to be addressed as much as possible, and being able to "clone" a team, or have templates, would greatly benefit everyone!!

      • Karl Becker commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Up vote for this overall approach.. Having the ability to create a team with a baseline set of channels along with a base line set of tab (at least for the General channel) will be HUGE! (yes CAPS and exclamation)

      • Dan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Templates are a must for a company looking to roll out teams to help collaborate on projects with different management structures.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Ability to create custom templates for Microsoft Teams and offer them as options when colleagues create a new Team. This functionality is paramount to rollout Teams in any organization in a controlled and efficient way.

      • Al Linke commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We see a big need for this one. Different groups will use Teams in different ways. An engineering team for example will use Teams very different than a marketing team. For our engineering teams, we'd like to be able to define a set of default channels and tabs that tailor to their needs.

      • Mak commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Can you make the PLC minutes template savable so that you can save the minutes for each PLC meeting?

      • Tom Hoglund commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Templates are a must have for us (a 30,000 employee Microsoft consulting company) to be able to add value to our customers and generate revenue. We need to be able to create a template group with certain tabs, planner tasks, etc. Then copy that template group to a lot of new groups that get created over time.

        Add this ASAP please!!!

      • Andrew M. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's hard using Teams in a construction environment without a channel template feature. Having already created twelve channels for our projects I'm tired of having to create the same 10 things. I know I always need a onenote for project notes, another for equipment, and then a bunch of tasks that never change! I'm surprised that templates weren't higher or more in demand. At the very least let me copy a channel.

      • Simon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Once you have the team template setup allow a Clone team from the template!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is an absolute must for us too. We will have a set of teams across the business who need to setup a number of channels for each project team they're working on. If this could be done via powershell or a template feature within the gui it would be great.

      • Craig Difiori commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be usueful if you could customise the tabs that are added by default when a new channel is created. Currently we have to add the planner and Onenote tab each time we start new channel for a project. Would be much easier and save time if we could set-up our own template for what tabs are contained when a channel is created.

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