How do I create a new Microsoft Team?

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Microsoft Teams is cloud-based team collaboration software that is part of the Microsoft 365 and Office 365 suite of applications. The core capabilities in Microsoft Teams include business messaging, calling, video meetings and file sharing. The ability to create a new Team requires contacting your IT Local Support Team.

Note: The ability to create Microsoft Teams has been delegated to any member of the "UI-LocalSupport" Microsoft Team. If you have access to the "General" channel in "UI-LocalSupport" you will see the option to create a Microsoft Team.


Team Naming Conventions

  • Team names require a prefix (namespace) to avoid naming conflicts.
  • Spaces and special characters should be avoided on creation. The display name can be changed later.
  • Microsoft Teams include an underlying Office 365 Group with a shared mailbox and SharePoint site that cannot be easily renamed.
  • A limited number of high level Teams are recommended with Private Channels for restricting access.
    • Example Layout
      • Team: ENGR
        • Channel: General
        • Channel: Announcements
        • Private Channel: Mechanical Engineering
        • Private Channel: Computer Science
    • Private Channels are limited to 30 per Team


Team Settings

  • Allow members to create and update channels = Disabled
  • Allow members to create private channels = Disabled
  • Allow members to delete and restore channels = Disabled
  • Allow members to add and remove apps = Disabled
  • Allow members to upload custom apps = Enabled
  • Allow members to create, update, and remove tabs = Disabled
  • Allow members to create, update, and remove connectors = Disabled
  • Owners can delete all messages = Enabled
  • Give members the option to delete their messages = Enabled
  • Give members the option to edit their messages = Enabled


Team Creation

These steps are available for UI-LocalSupport Team Members:

  1. In the Toolbox click on the link "Create Microsoft Team" in the "Microsoft 365" section.
  2. This will open a Power Automate Flow named "Teams - Create new Team".
    1. Enter a name for the Team
    2. Select a Team Owner. If you need to modify the Team membership before delivering the new team to the customer, select yourself and replace the owner with the customer when you are finished. Otherwise, enter the customer's account as Team Owner.
    3. Click "Run Flow"