Overview & Control Features

Template Overview

Teams Admin and Global Admin users have access to settings, e. g. create and manage templates. In template overview you will find all the template you have created and templates that are still in draft. You have an overview of if template has approvers and if it is set for Teams, 365 Groups or SharePoint Sites. You can also edit the template by clicking on them.

Approval Configuration

Regarding approval of requested Teams, you can choose between three options: create Team without approval, require all approval form multiple approvers or require only approval from one of the approvers. When you choose “require all approval” you can display the users you want to give approval rights. Then all these users are notified when someone requests a new Team with the current template. All the approvers need to approve the request before the Team is created. The last option lets you display the users you want to give approval rights, now there is just one of these users with approval rights who must approve the request for the Team to be created.

Template General Configuration

Under Template general configuration you have name, description, owners, and members. Choose the templates name then describe what type of Team template it is and what it is meant to be used for. Give a good name and description, this makes it easier for users to find the correct template when they wish to create a new Team. You can predefine owners and users with the template, making it easier to set up Teams with initial correct structure and members.

Template Collaboration Type Configuration

Here you will manage the settings for members, guests, messages, and “fun” settings. You can choose to check or leave the options unchecked. Member settings; Members are authorized to:

Member settings:

  • Create and edit channels 
  • Delete channels 
  • Add or delete apps 
  • Create and delete tabs 
  • Create and edit connectors 

Guest settings:

  • Create or update channels 
  • Delete channels 

Messaging settings:

  • Edit own messages 
  • Delete own messages 
  • Create, team mentions 
  • Create channel mentions 
  • Use Gihpy, stickers, memes and custom memes

Teams template naming policy

You can pre-define what name you want Teams based on each template to have. You can add a prefix such as “UK” for country and suffix such as “2020” for current year. This makes it easier for requester and your Teams follow a standard

Channels and folders

In a template you can pre-define what channels to be created with a request. In addition you can add standard folders to the channel for users to start adding and working with documents at once. Sideskift


The users are given an overview of all the different teams and office 365 groups they are a part of, making it convenient for them to find what they are looking for. The overview shows you Teams description, owners, number of members, guests, and the date for the last activity. This is also where you can create a new request for a new team to be made.

Team template Onboarding & offboarding configuration

Team template Onboarding & offboarding configuration On and offboarding can be time consuming and critical regarding privacy. Overview & Control lets you add and remove one or multiple users to multiple Teams at same time. This makes it a lot faster to onboard new users, just the same way it makes it faster to remove users who not should have access to different types of Teams during their offboarding.

Teams Security

Add security policies to your template and control external and guest access. Secure your company’s confidential information by controlling what Teams to allows guest to join.

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