How to Create a Team Site in SharePoint Online?

I will show you how to create a team site in SharePoint Online Office 365 in this SharePoint Online tutorial. We can create group-connected and non-group-connected sites in SharePoint Online Office 365.

A team site in SharePoint Online is a place to store, organize, share, and access information or documents from any device. This also helps increase team collaboration within a team or group within the organization. In a SharePoint team site, we can create lists, document libraries, calendars, task lists, news, events, etc.

Create a team site in SharePoint online

Now, let us see how to create a team site in SharePoint Online from the Office 365 or Microsoft 365 admin center.

  • Open the Microsoft 365 admin center with your Microsoft 365 credentials. Then, from the left navigation, expand Admin centers -> SharePoint. This will open the SharePoint admin center. Or, you can also directly open the SharePoint admin center from your tenant URL like https://<tenantname>-admin.SharePoint.com.
  • Then, in the SharePoint admin center home page, expand Sites -> Active sites. It will display all Active sites, here. Click on the + Create button like below:
Create a Team Site in SharePoint Online
  • Then, it will show the “Create a site” dialog box where it will show options to create a Team site, a Communication site, and options to create sites without an Office 365 group. Here, click on the Team site option like below:
How to create team site in sharepoint online
  • Then, it will open the “Create a team site” where you can add the below information related to creating a SharePoint Online team site.
    • Site name: Provide the SharePoint site name,
    • Group email address: Based on the site name, the group email address will get auto-populated.
    • Site address: Based on the site name, the site address will be auto-generated and show if it is available. You can always edit the address if you want.
    • Group owner: Provide the group owner’s name; the same email address will also be the SharePoint site owner.

See the figure below.

Create a Team site in SharePoint
  • Select a language: Choose the SharePoint site language

If you expand the advanced settings, then you can see a few more important settings related to the SharePoint site.

  • Privacy settings: Choose the privacy setting, who can access the SharePoint site.
    • Private – Only members can access this site: In this case, only those whom you will give access to can access the site.
    • Public – Anyone in the organization can access this site: Choose this option if you want everyone in the organization to access this site.
  • Time zone: Choose the time zone.
  • Site description: Provide a site description for your team site.
  • Storage limit: Provide the storage limit for the SharePoint site. It will default storage limit as 250GB, and Max you can set is 25600 GB.

Then click on Next.

Create a team site in Office 365
  • On the Next screen, it will ask you to add members who can access the SharePoint site; here, you can also choose if anyone you can make as an Owner.
How to create a Team site in SharePoint

Then click on the Finish button, and the SharePoint Online Office 365 site will get created.

Created a SharePoint Team site from the admin center

This is how to create a SharePoint Online team site from the SharePoint Online admin center. This will create a group-connected team site.

But if you want to create a SharePoint Online team site without an Office 365 group, then follow the below steps:

From the Create a Team site page, Click on the + Create button, then choose Other options like the below:

SharePoint online create modern team site without group
  • In the Other options, choose Team site like below:
Create a SharePoint Team site not connected with the office 365 group

Next, it will ask you the below details:

  • Site name
  • Site address
  • Primary administrator
  • Select language

You can enter the SharePoint site details like below:

How to create a SharePoint Online team site from the admin center
  • Next, if you will expand the Advanced settings, you can fill in the details like Time zone, Site description, and Storage limit.
Creating a SharePoint Online team site

Then click on the Finish button, and the SharePoint site will get created. This time it will create a team site without an Office 365 group in SharePoint.

Created a SharePoint Modern Team site not connected with the office 365 group

This is how to create a SharePoint team site without an Office 365 group.

You can also create a full YouTube video tutorial:

Conclusion

I hope you got an idea of how to create a team site in SharePoint Online. I have explained how to create a group-connected team site in SharePoint Online and how to create a SharePoint Online team site without using an Office 365 group.

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