We’ve heard your feedback – creating multiple users with the same settings can be frustrating and time-consuming. I am pleased to announce the addition of templates to the active users page in Microsoft 365 admin center. We hope that this feature will streamline your work and help you achieve more.
You can now create and use a template to save time when adding multiple users. Templates are particularly useful if you have users who share many properties, like those who work in the same role and the same location.
Example: I have a large group of engineers starting at the company. I know that they are all users with no admin role, located in the Redmond office in the United States, using Microsoft 365 Business, members of the Engineering department, and have the title Engineer 1. I can save all these values to a “Redmond engineer” template. When I create the users, I can use this template to populate all these values.
You can personalize multiple templates to speed up the work of adding different types of users. And you only have access to the templates you create as an admin; others cannot access your templates.
You have two ways to create a template. After adding a user, you have the option to create a template from the confirmation page. Or, you can create a template, as well as manage your templates, within the active users page.
Figure 1. Option to save a new user’s settings as a template.
Figure 2. Add or manage user templates within active users
The following settings can be saved in the template:
Figure 3. Template details
The following information is user-specific and isn’t saved in the template:
We have started rolling out this new user template capability to tenants this month, and the rollout will continue over the next few months. Try it out and let us know what you think of this feature by submitting feedback on this blog post below or in the Microsoft 365 admin center!
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