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khanke
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I'm brand new to Teams and need some direction. I've read that cloning a team only clones the structure. But, I have a process, with files, that I need to duplicate for every new customer. Some members of the Team will vary based on geographic location, but the process/docs remain the same. I don't want to have to recreate a Team from the basics (uploading docs, creating new plan, etc.) - that seems really inefficient. We're using OneDrive and Office 365 for Business. Any suggestions for making this 'cloning' easier?

Thanks!

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@khanke At the easy end you could create a template site then copy the folders from that into your new Team.

 

If you want something more sopisticated remember Teams files are SharePoint files, there are lots of techniques for SharePoint to automate the upload of files.

@Steven CollierThanks, Steven. I forgot to mention Planner buckets and checklists. Is there a way to port those vs recreate?

Hi! Theres no a copy plan option, copying every bucket and task and the info except from some details! I wrote a blog post on it when it was released:

https://deltingercom.wordpress.com/2019/03/12/copy-a-planner-plan-to-a-new-team/

What this does though is basically creating a new group with this plan! So what you could do if you want this plan in a new team without doing this programmatically is:

Have a template team with template files and a built planner!
Copy the plan from planner and then name the group as you want!
In teams create a new team from an existing group - choose the group with the copies planner plan
Also just do a copy of the template files to this new teAm
You can’t create the team from teams using a teams template with this method so you need to create the channels etc manually! But I guess if the template plan is extensive this will take the most time to build every time

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