Ability to Copy a Team
It would be really useful to copy a team with all Channels and files/tabs associated, this way we could create a template and copy it when creating new teams
We’ve heard your suggestions and are working on the ability to clone an existing team using a template. When released, if you were to click on Add Team, then Create a Team, you would get the UI pop up that prompts you to “Create your Team” but, if you look to the bottom of the UI you would see the option to choose “Create a team using an existing team as a template”! Once you select that option, you would be able choose which channels, team settings, apps, and members to inherit via a simple setup wizard.
Look for this feature to release by the end of the calendar year! And thank you all for the great feedback. -Warren
Sean Grant commented
Yes, please. We would also like to be able to distribute an entire team to another tenant.
Ideally, we would like to provide a backup of an entire team so that an admin could restore import the team into their tenant and begin using the team as is, including all assignments, channels, files, folders, forms etc.
This would enable course designers to offer read-to-go courses, without the need to host the course themselves, which could open up an entirely new marketplace for course development, course provision, course management etc.
This would be similar to migrating a team from one tenant to another, but if it could be provisioned in a similar way to "Upload a Custom App", but as "Upload a Custom Team", this would allow anyone to provide master teams (like templates) but with much more functionality, such as assignments, quizes, surveys, activities etc.
Big T commented
Copying a team is a great start, but then needing to add content and web sites to the channels and still manually copy all files can be a bit of a lift. It would be very nice to get this all done in one shot.
When do you want to finish the work on "Working on it"? This would be soooo helpful. In a first step could be introduced at least copying whole buckets. Individual tasks can already be copied into other plans...
John Schiralli commented
I also would use this extensively.
Nothing happend since two years... MS makes it really hard to use Teams!
Does anyone know the status of coping a existing Team with channels, folders and files?
We would like to created a "master" Team, where a standard structure of folders including standard files is implemented under the tab "Files" in one or more channels and then use this "master" Team as a starting point for creating other Teams.
Setu Patel commented
Hi, my team is looking for a similar requirement. Our clients do demand for having a unique template allocated to a channel or a team where they can engage with their team members for a project. The main idea is to provide our clients with a standard space for all their projects they are taking up with us.
Now, you can create new Team using existing Team as a template.
Or, you can use Templates provided by Microsoft.
However, I would like to create "Template" itself like I can do in SharePoint, and it's what you want too? I vote for it!
Benjamin Doucet commented
When I create a Microsoft Team for a project, our organization would like to be able to keep the Sharepoint structure that goes along with it.
For example if we use a Template team to create a project called 20201 and it has 7 channels in it, we would like the in sharepoint structure to come along with it if each of those channels has general files that are used on every project.
This would allow shorter project creation time, and make project leaders more likely to use Teams for their projects.
This would be a fantastic option for our organization. We would love to run our projects out of teams and we have a standard on how we organize our file structure within a project. In teams, this would be segregated into Channels. This also raises the need to grant or deny access to given users within the overall team, which is a hot topic within the forum.
[Deleted User] commented
Any updates on getting everything copied not just a few aspects of a team? E.g. files, wiki, etcs.
The Teams might have the option of selec all (within the text box) and copy
Warren. Your 11/22/17 comments say this will be completed by EOY, but the current status says 'Working On It.' Is it complete or do you have an ETA? Thank you.
When creating a team in the Microsoft Teams Administration Center, if you can create multiple teams with the same settings at once using templates, it will be very easy to manage, so please do implement it.
The ability to create Team templates with consistent content (files, Wiki documentation, Planner task lists, etc.) that would be copied over to the new Teams created from that template.
would be great to be able to copy a team, and include the wiki content, files, tabs
As per some of the other comments, great that we can now created from a template however we really do need it to clone, not just give us a few options. We want to create teams that have standard files, wiki pages and tabs to predefined links, apps etc. Is this in the works?
Very many thanks
Copying a Team as a template is great, but would save so much time if we could copy the channel's Connectors too!
Hello Microsoft Team, Could you provide a short update on the status of this important new functionality. I'm confident there would be lots of value for clients to enable your clients to create new Teams by copying public Teams templates including copying the channels, folders, files, and even creating new databases such as Planner.. Thanks in advance for your update. Brian Grady
Now, that you have achieved this, please, please, please, add the ability to copy Folders that we have created in the Files tabs of our Channels. This is extremely important, and I was just asked by your AMA team to repost this.