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MC312070: Connected Templates

Updated June 21, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We are announcing the upcoming release of Connected Templates with Microsoft Teams and SharePoint. The connected templates will offer a new way of combining Microsoft Teams templates with SharePoint templates. Prior to this integration, clients needed to deploy Microsoft Teams or SharePoint-specific templates. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 84724.

Microsoft Teams: Shared templates between Teams and SharePoint

Team templates and SharePoint templates are now shared for specific use cases.

MC312070: Connected Templates

  • Microsoft Team Templates allow administrators to easily deploy consistent teams across their organization using predefined or customized team templates across their organization.
  • SharePoint templates offer a straightforward way for admins to build sites with pre-populated pages, page templates, news post templates, and web parts that can be customized to fit the needs of their organization.

Through this integration, Teams administrators can create templates that include SharePoint components, bringing together the capabilities of the Teams and SharePoint templates.

When this will happen

We will begin rolling this out in mid-January and expect to complete rollout early July (previously early June).

How this will affect your organization

Today, when you create a team through “create a team from templates’ you get an automatically created SharePoint site that supports that template. We are adding SharePoint assets to the team you have just created with this new integration. In essence, all SharePoint applications that are associated with the new template will be automatically added, pinned, and displayed in this new team template.

  • When you create a new team using a default template – for example, the “Manage a Project” template, the project management channels and apps, and the connected SharePoint template will get applied automatically. Now, the pages, lists, and Power Platform integrations from SharePoint will be automatically pinned as tabs in Teams and you can edit these pages and lists directly in Teams.

What you need to do to prepare

You might want to notify your users about this change and update your training and documentation as appropriate.

Message ID: MC312070
Published: 06 January 2022
Updated: 21 June 2022
Platform: Online, US Instances, Windows Desktop, World tenant

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