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Curious as to where Teams is going to save/use storage space. Would it be from our Sharepoint? I don't see any specific areas in the Office365 Admin Portal site showing this.

 

Im just thinking of scenerios where someone would create multiple teams, they upload files to each then wanted to possibly merge all of them into one new Team and would like all the previous files from the other Teams moved to the new one. Are we able to see these files and/or move them?

 

I don't see a whole lot of Admin capabilities in Office 365 Admin Portal yet.

 

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Files are stored in SharePoint Online...as happens with Groups, when you create a Team, a Group is created by the scenes (if you don't choose the option to use an existing Group) so you will get a Site linked to the Group and Linked to the Team. This site is for now hidden so you cannot see it using the SPO Administration, but you can see it by means of the Site UI or using PowerShell

Yes, as noted below, Teams documents are stored in SharePoint libraries. The good point is that you can use any 3rd party migration or sync tool to manage your documents there, or keep it in sync with other SharePoint (on-prem or online), 3rd party file stores, or local department file shares, home drives etc. as usual.

 

Hope that helps.

 

Thanks, Frank

Unforutantely I have not been able to find a setting where SharePoint Admin will list the sites created through Office 365 Groups or Team Sites. I have found that is creating these sites under https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com/sites/*.  If  you have the Sharepoint Online Management Shell you can list all of the sites by using the Command Get-SPOSite.

Partially correct:
(1) By default, Group sites are hidden so that's the reason why you don't see them in the SPO Admin Center. This situation might change in the future.
(2) You can use Get-SPOSite to work with a Group site but you need to know the Url of the site...but you can use Group cmdlets to get Group sites Url: http://www.andrewjbillings.com/enumerating-sharepoint-sites-for-office-365-groups-with-powershell/

If I connect to my SharePoint site by Connect-SPOService -URL https://<tenant>-admin.sharepoint.com -Credential UserName@<tenant>.onmicrosoft.com and then run Get-SPOSite I am able to see all of the sites that are created, including the sites that are created while creating an Office 365 group or a Teams Site.

Yeap...you are correct. I missed this update, apparently Microsoft changed this in the case of Group sites and Office 365 Video Channels. Thanks for the heads up!!

Is there any idea when this will change ? We've seen that users can delete files which admin can't restore afterwards. There seems to be a different in the storage location for MS office files versus other files. 

Should all be in the SharePoint site. What other kind of files are you referring to.

 

While it is true that O365 Admins do not get automatic access to Groups/Teams, they can use the O365 Admin UI to assign themselves as a member or owner for a group, thus giving themselves access to the Group/Team.

How can we see the data using powershell ?

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