Delete Team without deleting Office Group
I can create a Team and it creates an O365 group. If I delete the Team the O365 group will be deleted too. Good and fine. BUT - If I create a Team an option is offered to create a Team for an existing O365 group. Once created I am unable to delete the Teams Team without deleting the O365 group. Please help.
Get on it microsoft....
Henning Strand commented
We have created Public groups for use with Stream only (as there is no option for Stream-only groups yet). Then one of the owners by mistake creates a Team, which is not really needed, so next step the user deleted the Team, which of course then deletes the group and all the videos owned by that group in Stream also. I thus want several things: option to turn off ability to create Teams with specific groups, but certainly also the option to dismantle a Team without loosing the group and all other group resources.
Holger Deubel commented
Would be great to have the opportunity to switch teams on/off on an O365 group... Also the automaticly integration in Power BI is not helpful cause the rights in Power BI differs from the teams assignment.
Per-Erik Broz commented
This would be helpful to resolve issues like partially teams enabled groups. Remove Teams functionality and add it again.
Stephen Bygrave commented
I can't believe this still isn't possible!
Ray Bauer commented
We have several groups in O365 with Owners on each. We are trying to implement standards in Teams. The Owner converts the O365 group to Team, it brings over the wrong name. Now we can't just delete Team without deleting the O365 group. We have a limited number of users that can create Teams, but when the O365 group is added to Teams by the owner this is allowed??? Please create a way to delete the Teams without deleting the original O365 group.
That flexibility (deleting Team without deleting underlying Group) is needed and we just rolled out Teams and already have few requests for it.
We have had a group for our managers for several years. While first starting out with Teams we created a bunch of them and then realized we should be creating channels instead. We went through a company-wide realignment of our teams and channnels. Unfortunately, someone created a team with the same name as the group and they were attached. Deleting the team deleted the group and all of its content. We restored the group, which restored the Team and started the whole thing over. Ultimately, we opted to lose over TWO YEARS of history in a group in order to meet company Teams alignment policy. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE! There needs to be a way to delete a Team without affecting the underlying group. Any requirement of a system that causes users to lose data is a bug.
Shelley Norton commented
Completely agree with Kjell Rilbe - terrible UI/UX and terrible for folks supporting teams.
Would like options to select the Team space, associated SharePoint site, and O365 Group separately. The loss of files and the group when you only want to clean up Team clutter can be highly problematic, unexpected by mere mortals, and a total headache for IT.
Darren Burke commented
+ 1 on this feature. We have so many Office groups that we use as DLs but want to remove the teams as not uses/needed and cluttering up users Teams client.
This is unbelievable. You can have Office 365 groups for years without a Team chat/channel. You then decide to test out a Teams chat. After testing you decide to not use it, or to use another/bigger/smaller group instead, and you delete the Teams. This deletes the entire Office 365 group and everything related to it.
Why? The office group can exist without a Teams chat. Why can you not revert this??
We use Groups for SharePoint Online sites for department where Teams is not needed.
Problem is that Teams is VERY quickly and easily activated through a single click in the SP site left menu (I reckon this is working as intended...) . Then they find themselves in Teams, delete the Team, and loose their whole SharePoint. OK we could recover it but that doesn't cover the fact this is a poor workaround. Please fix this, allow a better modularity between Teams and the O365 group.
Dovid Cohen commented
This is definitely very unclear. We accidentally removed an entire Office 365 Group because we wanted to just remove a Team. Luckily there's a restore feature but there was no clear confirmation this would happen.
Would be very important. I should not have been able to create teams according to my admin, but I was able to create a team for an O365 group I was admin of. To show this, I added the team and then subsequently deleted it. This caused the deletion of the related PowerBI workspace which was *very* unintended behavior. Please add this functionality.
Glenn Pence commented
I agree this is an issue. We *had* been letting managers create their own Teams (Oy Vey) and we have a situation where the manager somehow didn't link the 2 (I guess) The SP library for the Outlooks group shows a "General" folder (from a Channel in Teams), but the other 8-10 folders are not synced with the Team structure. It would be easy to fix if I could delete the Team (which has no docs in it's structure) without deleting the Group, then recreate the Team and let the folder/channels sync-up. Now I'm not sure how to proceed...
o365 Customer commented
I'm so glad that we have not gone down the path of Teams. But still looking for this functionality, it should have been there from the beginning. Will continue to recommend that we hold off on Teams until this is available.
What is frustrating is they push you to abandon distribution lists in favor of Groups. Groups forces you to use every Office 365 app at once so I see the reason for this, its great for pumping up usage numbers. This is simply a way for Microsoft to artifically inflate their numbers and share price."Hey look at our numbers for Teams, everyone is using Teams! Look how many sites are being created!" when all we wanted was to create a simple distribution list. I think this is why they don; tallow you to delete them either, gotta keep those numbers inflated.
O365 User commented
Only 240 votes (with me 241). Clearly there is a lack of people actually using teams properly or we are all missing something :-)
Bring in options to at least be able to disconnect from a team.
Kjell Rilbe commented
It's astounding that MS of all companies has made such a huge design mistake. To silently delete a resource that's not obvious to the user is just about the biggest no-no there is in user interface design.
1. Of course it has to be possible to delete a team without deleting any underlying resources like O365 group, SP site, etc.
2. Provide the user an option to delete "everything" or "just the team".
3. AT THE VERY LEAST provide a confirmation dialog that clearly states what's going to be deleted.
Please allow for the Team to be deleted without the group.