When you create a group, Office 365 now gives the group a shared inbox, calendar, OneNote notebook, place for files, Planner for task management—and now a modern team site with pages, lists, libraries and team news, so the group can collaborate, communicate and coordinate.
Starting today, people will be able to create SharePoint team sites connected to Office 365 Groups from the SharePoint home in Office 365. Admins control how these new capabilities appear for their users. And it is more intuitive to adjust the site as your nonprofit's business needs require.
Now, no matter where users create an Office 365 group (from Outlook, Microsoft Teams, Yammer and more), they will consistently get a full-powered, modern SharePoint Online team site. To work together as a team, people need to be adaptable, connected and mobile. In this modern era, it is essential that productivity tools, like SharePoint Online and Office 365 Groups, adhere to these very characteristics.
Let’s dive in to the details of how Microsoft is connecting new sites with groups and making it lightning fast to get started.
Users quickly create sites connected to Office 365 Groups from the SharePoint home page
When it comes to managing information and building business apps, people turn to SharePoint Online team sites to:
- Create multimedia news articles
- Manage documents
- Track data in lists and more
Admin controls for how team site creation works from SharePoint home
What about managing the Create site functionality? SharePoint Online admins can control the user availability and behavior of the SharePoint home Create site button, and in cooperation, Office 365 global admins can control how site classification appears to highlight usage guidelines to their users.
The updated Site Creation settings can be found in the SharePoint Online admin center—within the settings tab. The new experience will let users create sites that include Office 365 Groups by clicking the Create site button on the SharePoint home page that starts the new Create site wizard. If you already enabled the original Start a Site for your users, we recommend that you review the new settings to ensure you selected options that meet your business needs.
Learn more about how to manage Site Creation in SharePoint Online.
Learn more about how to manage Office 365 Groups.