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In this article, we will learn how to create a Team in Microsoft Teams in a step by process and what happens in SharePoint and in office 365 when we create a team. In my previous article Getting started with Microsoft Teams in Office 365 we learned what is Microsoft Teams and how to install and configure Microsoft Teams.
Create Teams in Microsoft Teams step-by-step process:
Log in to the Microsoft Teams website – “https://teams.microsoft.com/” and click on the “Create team” button as mentioned below:
Click on “Build a team from scratch”
I will show how to create a team from an existing Office 365 group or team in another article.
Select the default as “Private” What kind of team will this be?
- As the name implies Private team means people need permission to join.
- In a public team, anyone in your organization can join.
- Or-wide: Everyone in the organization automatically will be joined.
Provide the team name, and description then click on the “Create” button.
We will see the “Creating the team…” status.
Then we will see the “Add members to SharePoint migration Team” page where we can add the members like below.
- Distribution list,
- mail-enabled security group
Then click on the “Add” button.
After adding the members to the team – the team will look like the below:
How to manage microsoft teams effectively?
Select the particular teams from the “Your teams” left-side panel – click on the ellipsis( the ‘three dots’ “…”), then we will get the below options:
- Manage team
- Add channel
- Add member
- Leave the team
- Edit team
- Get a link to the team
- Delete the team
Let’s see – what happens in SharePoint when we create Teams in Microsoft Teams?
Now login to the SharePoint admin center page – “https://globalsharepoint2019-admin.sharepoint.com/” then click on the “Active sites” report where we can see that the teams “SharePoint Migration Team” we have just created in Microsoft Teams with the same name a team site has been created in SharePoint.
So it is proved that both are integrated Microsoft Teams cannot live without SharePoint.
Metadata available for Microsoft Teams in the SharePoint Admin Center:
Select the SharePoint Migration Team site which is created thru Microsoft Teams, and in the right-side panel, we can see the site metadata.
Let’s access the Microsoft Teams site in the browser. So we can see it is the same as another SharePoint team site.
Let’s see – what happens in office 365 when we create Teams in Microsoft Teams?
Login to Microsoft 365 admin center, using the “https://admin.microsoft.com/” URL.
Click on the “Groups” link from the “Groups” section left-side panel – in the center “Groups” report we can see that one office 365 group has been created with the Microsoft Teams name which we have created in Microsoft Teams.
Now let’s open this office 365 group – what does it look like?
We can see that this exactly the same as another office 365 group which has all settings.
- Microsoft Teams
Should we restrict the creation of Teams in Microsoft Teams (Limit who can create Teams in Microsoft Teams)?
Yes, it is not recommended not to allow all users to create a Team – as we know team creates a team site in SharePoint, so if this is not handled proper way – a lot of sites will be created in SharePoint, and in that way, SharePoint tenant will be completely messed up – and administering will be very much complicated.
Manage who can create Office 365 Groups (manage who can create Microsoft 365 groups)
This we cannot control thru the SharePoint admin center or Microsoft 365 admin center. We need to have a separate license in Azure and using PowerShell we can control this.
License needed to achieve this Azure AD Premium licenses assigned to users.
Step 1: Create a security group for users who need to create Office 365 Groups
Step 2: Install the preview version of the Azure Active Directory PowerShell for Graph
Step 3: Run PowerShell commands
Step 4: Verify that it works
Summary: Create a Team in Microsoft Teams
Thus, in this article we have learned the below:
- Step-by-step process to create teams in Microsoft Teams.
- What happens in SharePoint online when we create a team in Microsoft Teams?
- What happens in office 365 when we create a team in Microsoft Teams?
- How Microsoft Teams and SharePoint are integrated.
- Manage who can create Office 365 Groups.
See Also: Microsoft Teams Articles
You may like the below Microsoft Teams Articles:
- Getting started with Microsoft Teams in Office 365
- Manage who can create Office 365 Groups
- How to create Teams in Microsoft Teams – Office 365
- How to add channel in Microsoft Teams
- Where do the Microsoft Teams channel conversations and files get saved?
- Create modern team site using PnP PowerShell – SharePoint
- In 2 steps convert a classic SharePoint page to modern using PnP
- In 4 steps access SharePoint online data using postman tool
- SharePoint REST API: GET vs POST vs PUT vs DELETE vs PATCH
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