M365 / Microsoft Teams – Introduction to Microsoft Teams – for beginners / Administrators – Part 4 – Team Templates

M365 - Microsoft Teams - Teams admin center - Team templates
M365 - Microsoft Teams - Teams admin center - Team templates

Hi All,

Greetings for the day 🙂 LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL 🙂

Microsoft Teams learning / understanding continues. Today new Microsoft Teams feature – Team Templates.

Take away from this article

  • What are Microsoft Team templates
  • OOB Team templates available
  • Creating Team using OOB team template
  • Team Templates from Teams admin center

Details

  • Team templates are pre-built definitions of teams structure
  • Different team template comes with different channels and apps
  • We can have our custom team template either from existing team template, team or we can develop from scratch as well
  • When we create teams we have an option to select the team template as shown in below fig. Please notice here we are creating team from Teams desktop client
M365 - Microsoft Teams - Creating team from Teams desktop client and selecting template from OOB templates
Fig : M365 – Microsoft Teams – Creating team from Teams desktop client and selecting template from OOB templates
  • Microsoft provides / publishes few OOB templates with default channels and apps as shown in above fig.
  • Below table with details of OOB templates available from Microsoft
Template Name Channels Apps Description
Manage a ProjectGeneral
Announcements 📢
Resources
Planning
Approvals
Lists
OneNote
Power Automate
Tasks by Planner and To Do
Wiki
Manage tasks, share documents, conduct project meetings and document risks and decisions with this template for general project management.
Manage an EventGeneral
Announcements 📢
Budget
Content
Logistics
Planning
Marketing and PR
Approvals
Employee ideas
Issue reporting
OneNote
Power Automate
Tasks by Planner and To Do
Website
Wiki
YouTube
Manage tasks, documents, and collaborate on everything you need to deliver a compelling event. 
Onboard EmployeesGeneral
Announcements 📢
Employee Chat
Training
Communities
Employee ideas
Power Automate
Tasks by Planner and To Do
Wiki
Improve your culture and streamline your employee onboarding with this central team for resources, questions, and a bit of fun.
Adopt Office 365General
Announcements 📢
Champions Corner
Team Forms
Calendar
Channel calendar
Wiki
Help build, grow, and sustain your Champions community rollout by evangelizing and helping your peers with the new technology.
Organize Help DeskGeneral
Announcements 📢
FAQ
Issue reporting
OneNote
Power Automate
Praise
Tasks by Planner and To Do
Wiki
Collaborate on documentation, policy, and processes that support your help desk.
Incident ResponseGeneral
Announcements 📢
Logistics
Planning
Recovery
Urgent
Approvals
Excel
Inspection
OneNote
Power Automate
SharePoint
Tasks by Planner and To Do
Wiki
Centralize communication and critical resources for your crisis management or incident response team.
Global Crisis or EventGeneral
Announcements 📢
World News
Business Continuity
Remote Working
Internal Comms
External Comms
Approvals Request
Customer Complaints
Kudos
Executive Update
Approvals
Issue reporting
Praise
Tasks by Planner and To Do
Website
Wiki
Create a place for your team to coordinate on a major crisis.
Organize a StoreGeneral
Shift Handoff
Learning
Approvals
Tasks by Planner and To Do
Wiki
Collaborate with your retail store employees.
Bank BranchGeneral
Announcements 📢
Huddles
Customer Meetings
Approvals Request
Coaching
Skills Development
Loan Processing
Customer Complaints
Kudos
Fun Stuff
Compliance
Approvals
Channel calendar
Issue reporting
Praise
Wiki
Create a place for bank branch collaboration.
Patient CareGeneral
Announcements 📢
Huddles
Rounds
Staffing
Training
Approvals
Lists
Wiki
Collaborate on patient care in a hospital ward or department.
HospitalGeneral
Announcements 📢
Compliance
Custodial
Human Resources
Pharmacy
Approvals
Lists
Tasks by Planner and To Do
Wiki
Facilitate collaboration within a hospital.
Quality and SafetyGeneral
Announcements 📢
Line 1
Line 2
Line 3
Safety
Training
Maintenance
Fun Stuff
Approvals
Inspection
Issue reporting
Tasks by Planner and To Do
Wiki
Centralize communication and plant operations.
Retail for ManagersGeneral
Operations
Learning
Approvals
Tasks by Planner and To Do
Wiki
Create a team for a set of managers to collaborate across stores or regions.
Table : OOB Microsoft Team Templates

Team templates from Team admin center

 M365 - Microsoft Teams - Teams admin center
Fig : M365 – Microsoft Teams – Teams admin center – Team templates
Fig : M365 - Microsoft Teams - Teams admin center - Team templates
Fig : M365 – Microsoft Teams – Teams admin center – Team templates
  • We could create our new custom template by clicking on “+ Add” link as shown in above fig
  • When we click on “+ Add” link, we will be redirected add templates page as
M365 - Microsoft Teams - Teams admin center - Adding custom template
Fig : M365 – Microsoft Teams – Teams admin center – Adding custom template

We will discuss more about teams creation in upcoming articles

Note : Currently Team templates dont support creation of private channels

We have very good series of Teams articles, please have a look once – https://knowledge-junction.com/category/technology-articles/m365/microsoft-teams/

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Prasham Sabadra

LIFE IS VERY BEAUTIFUL :) ENJOY THE WHOLE JOURNEY :) Founder of Knowledge Junction and live-beautiful-life.com, Author, Learner, Passionate Techie, avid reader. Certified Professional Workshop Facilitator / Public Speaker. Scrum Foundation Professional certificated. Motivational, Behavioral , Technical speaker. Speaks in various events including SharePoint Saturdays, Boot camps, Collages / Schools, local chapter. Can reach me for Microsoft 365, Azure, DevOps, SharePoint, Teams, Power Platform, JavaScript.

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