Teams Templates

Episodes in the Microsoft 365 Templates Series

  1. Template Overview
  2. Content Types and Document Templates
  3. Page Templates
  4. Site and List Templates
  5. Teams Templates

In the latest Ask Sympraxis session, we delved into the world of templates for Microsoft Teams, unraveling the nuances that play a crucial role in ensuring consistency and efficiency. The session began with an overview of templates in general. If you’d like to dive deeper into the various types of templates available in Microsoft 365, please check out the other posts in this series.

Teams v1.x retirement

A key announcement is the retirement of Teams classic on 3/31/24. Users will be migrated to Teams 2.x. However, please note that there have been some ongoing challenges related to deep links. To avoid disruptions post-retirement, we advise you to promptly transition to Teams 2.x before the end of March.

Teams Admin Center

The Teams Admin Center plays a pivotal role in managing organizational-wide settings. Here is where users are introduced to default templates and the ability to create custom templates. We suggest listening to the session for a better understanding of the importance between Teams policies and template policies.

Out of the Box Templates

Out of the box Teams templates cater to simple and quick-start scenarios. However, they might not be optimal for enterprise use due to the lack of enterprise information architecture for site columns and content types.

Copying Teams and Templates

Two valuable features available to you are the ability to copy an existing team and copy from existing templates. The former facilitates replicating a preferred team’s structure including Teams channels, apps, etc., while the latter allows cloning an existing template and modifying it to suit specific needs.

Automating Configuration

To conclude the session, we explored ways to automate site configurations, highlighting third-party tools like Orchestry and ShareGate. Both tools offer code-free template creation. Microsoft Graph APIs are also a powerful means to configure endpoints precisely, and various automation options such as Power Automate, Logic Apps, and C#/NodeJS serverless/server-based solutions may also be used.

Armed with this knowledge, organizations can navigate the Teams landscape with confidence, ensuring a seamless transition and optimized efficiency in their collaborative endeavors. If you have any questions, please contact our team. Watch the video for more information about this topic.

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