Get started with team templates in the admin center
Ability to create custom templates is not yet supported for EDU customers.
Private channels and sensitivity labels are currently not supported in team templates. Private channel creation is not included in template definitions. The sensitivity label option in Create team from template flow will not be applied to the team.
Team templates are pre-built definitions of a team's structure designed around a business need or project. Use pre-built templates or create your own template. Team templates let you quickly create rich collaboration spaces with channels for different topics and preinstall apps to pull in mission-critical content and services. Team templates provide a predefined team structure that can help you easily create consistent teams across your organization. Currently you can create a team from a template in Teams or using Microsoft Graph.
This article describes the following features:
- The properties that can be defined in templates.
- The base template types.
- How you can use a few samples requests to create a team from a template.
This article is for you if you're responsible for planning, deploying, and managing multiple teams across your organization
Team template capabilities
Most properties in a team are included and supported by templates. But there are a few properties and features that aren't currently supported. The following table provides a quick summary of what's included and what's not included in team templates.
|Team properties supported by team templates||Team properties not yet supported by team templates|
|Base template type||Team membership|
|Team name||Team picture|
|Team description||Channel settings|
|Team visibility (public or private)||Connectors|
|Team settings (for example, member, guest, @ mentions)||Files and content|
We'll be adding more template capabilities in future releases of Microsoft Teams, so check back for the most up-to-date information on supported properties.
What are base template types
Base template types are special templates that Microsoft created for specific industries. These base templates often contain proprietary apps that aren't available in the apps store.
Once a base template type is defined, you can extend or override these special templates with more properties that you'd like to specify. Some base template types contain properties that can't be overridden.
Pre-defined base templates provided in Microsoft Teams can be duplicated but not edited.
|Base template type||baseTemplateId||Properties that come with this base template|
|Adopt Office 365||
|Manage a project||
|Manage an event||
|Organize help desk||
|Collaborate on global crisis or event||
|Organize a store||
|Quality and safety||
|Retail for managers||
For more information about the template categories, see the following categories:
- Financial templates
- General templates
- Government templates
- Healthcare templates
- Manufacturing templates
- Retail templates
Template size limits
Templates are limited to a specific number of channels, tabs, and apps.
You can add more channels, tabs, and apps to the team after it's been created from a template.
|Channels per template||15|
|Tabs per channel in a template||20|
|Apps per template||50|
See Limits and specifications of Teams for more information.
Manage templates in PowerShell
Use the following cmdlts to manage your templates in PowerShell.