Announcing Office 365 Groups + Team Sites integration!

Former Employee

Today, we announced the integration of Office 365 Groups and Team Sites. When you create an Office 365 Group, you get a shared inbox, calendar, OneNote notebook, a Planner for task management—and now, a full-powered SharePoint team site.


The integration of O365 Groups and SharePoint team sites means that any time a new team site is created, a new group membership will be created as well. You can easily see the members of the site, if the site is listed as public or private within your organization and how it has been classified. In addition, all existing Office 365 Groups will be updated with their own team site. And once the rollout is complete for your tenant, all newly created groups will get a team site by default.


Get the complete details in this post and learn more during the O365 Groups sessions at Ignite.

@Mark Kashman @Christophe Fiessinger 


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AWESOME milestone! Fun times ahead at Ignite next month.


"To address this, we will increase the SharePoint Online site collection storage limit in the coming weeks from 1 TB to 25 TB."

So eventually, group and teamsite will be the same thing?


Or will they have different features?

Teamsites are (or will be) PART of the Group experience. Groups are really the container for a variety of products/features that one set of securely access people can access -- Planner, Files, Notebook, Teamsites, Calendar, etc.

Got it. That makes sense.


But remaining questions is... Will group file and teamsite library different? or integrated?


teamsite library is PART of teamsite, and teamsite is PART of group.


so... group files and teamsite library are not in same hierarchy.

whoeiii cool nice work!
Good news. This from @Mark Kashman.
Groups Files [doc library] and the default Team Site library ["Shared documents" in the top level site of the Site Collection] will be one and the Sam library.
In other words, you will access the same doc library by using Group Files as you will through the top level Team Site Shared documents library.
So what happens when I've already created a group and had a Team Site created for us (for the same group of people)? Do I need to re-do everything?
IMHO, It will receive all the stuff that is part of modern team sites

They are not the same! Office 365 Groups are Azure AD objects and provides cross-application group membership to enable teams to easily collaborate in their favorite apps: Outlook, Planner, Power BI, Skype for Business, SharePoint, Dynamics CRM etc.

I can't figure out if the storage limit means just that you can go beyond the free 1TB per tenant, or if they're expanding the free storage per tenant to 25TB. Anyone have insight?
But still no guest access?
The storage limit means that a single site collection in SPO can store up to 25 TB. It does not means, at least for now, that the free storage is going to be increased from 1 TB to 25 TB
No yet, it's coming...the bad news are that there is, for now, no ETA defined

What I don't understand is...


Guest access is basic function of teamsite. Is MS going to terminate this feature when teamsite comes part of Group?

Sorry, what's coming is guest access to Groups...of course you have the guest access via Sharing in SPO Team Sites

Guest Access is coming soon - keep your eyes on Office Blogs!