Microsoft begins roll-out of SharePoint team sites connected to Office 365 Groups

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Back in August, Microsoft announced that each Office 365 Group will get a SharePoint team site, a modern home page—with the ability to create additional pages—document libraries, lists and business apps. The integration of groups and SharePoint team sites means that any time a new team site is created, a new group membership will be created as well. You can easily see the members of the site, if the site is listed as public or private within your organization and how it has been classified. In addition, all existing Office 365 groups will be updated with their own team site.

Microsoft today announced that they have started roll-out of Office 365 and SharePoint teams sites integration. This week, Microsoft will first update the Start a Site settings in the SharePoint admin center for Office 365 First Release customers. The new settings will be renamed Site Creation, and admins can then decide if they want their users to get the new site creation experience. The user capability to create modern sites connected to Office 365 Groups will then be enabled the following week.

How users can create SharePoint Online team sites connected to Office 365 Groups,

  • Click the Create site button on the SharePoint home page in Office 365.
  • A two-step creation wizard will fly out from the right.
    • Step one: Enter the title of the team site, select whether the group will be public or private, choose the site classification and then click Next.
    • Step two: Enter the owners and members, click Finish and you’re done.

A modern SharePoint Online team site is provisioned and ready for use in seconds.

Read more about this here.

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