How to create a SharePoint site via Teams

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  1. After opening the Teams application, select the 'Teams' icon on the left-hand sidebar.
  2. Next, select the 'Join or create a team' button on the bottom of the Teams bar.
  3. Using the 'Join or create a team' page, select 'Create Team' on the main page. New Sharepoint from New Team 1
  4. A pop-up will appear requesting the name of your team 
  5. Optional: Add a description below the 'Name' field
  6. The 'Privacy' field is recommended to be left as 'Private' for the team owner to have access control.
  7. Click 'Next' when finished with the previous steps. New Sharepoint from New Team 2
  8. A new pop-up will show a window to 'Select a team type'.
  9. Select the 'Staff' option. New Sharepoint from New Team 3 - click Staff
  10. A new pop-up will show a window to 'Add people to [Team Name]'.
  11. Optional: Add members to the Team.
  12. This step can be skipped by clicking the 'Skip' button. New Sharepoint from New Team 4 - Add Some Member Now or Click Skip
  13. In the new Teams 'General' section, select the three dots on the top right-hand corner.
  14. In the options, click 'Open in SharePoint' New Sharepoint from New Team 5 - after team is created - click 3 dots - then Open in Sharepoint
  15. Once SharePoint opens, a pop-up to 'Start designing your site' will appear.
  16. Click the 'Maybe Later' button or browse templates. New Sharepoint from New Team 6
  17. After designing your site/skipping templates to browse, your SharePoint site is now created. 

We would recommend using a Team in Teams due to SharePoint being a less team-oriented service. If you feel more comfortable using SharePoint or the website's generation tools with built-in functionality, it is one of Microsoft's lesser updated services.New Sharepoint from New Team 7

How to access the Sharepoint site later:

  1.  Go to the website in any browser.
  2. Once signed in, select the 9 dots in the top left-hand side of the webpage.
  3. Select the 'SharePoint' application under Apps.Sharepoint accessing after Teams set-up 1
  4. Within SharePoint, select the site associated with your Team. Sharepoint accessing after Teams set-up 2
  5.  Now you are able to access your Team's SharePoint!