Create a Microsoft Team from SharePoint

Create a Microsoft Team from SharePoint

Team sites that are connected to an Office 365 group in SharePoint Online can quickly add the messaging app Microsoft Teamsto enhance communication and content collaboration capabilities.  

Team sites that are not already connected to an Office 365 group can connect to an Office 365 group

Alternatively, current Microsoft Teams users can enhance an existing Office 365 Group with Teams functionality. 

Teams makes it easier to:

  • Communicate more effectively through real time chat, online calling, and web conferencing

  • Collaborate on files with built-in Office 365 apps like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Ensures sensitive content is compliant and secure

Note: If you don't want to create a Microsoft Team for your SharePoint site, simply click the x at the top of the Microsoft Teams banner in the bottom left corner of your site and then click Yes to dismiss the banner for the current browser session or click Don't show me again to remove the banner permanently from your site.

To create a Microsoft Team from SharePoint:

  1. Go to a group-connected team site you own

  2. Select Create a team in the lower left hand corner of the home page

    Create a Microsoft Team

A link to the team will be added to the site navigation.

Microsoft Teams link in SharePoint team site navigation

Note: This functionality will be introduced gradually, first to organizations with targeted release options selected in the Office 365 Admin Center. You may not see this feature, or it may look different than described here.

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