MC650415 – SharePoint: New site creation experience (archived)

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check before: 2023-08-04




Online, US Instances, Web, World tenant


In development

Change type:

New feature, Admin impact




With this update, you will choose a site template based on your scenario to get started creating your site. When choosing a template you can see its capabilities, and even see a preview. This change will help site owners through the process by simplifying and providing additional guidance while creating the site.
As a part of this update, several site templates have been renamed to clarify their purpose and simplify the selection of a template as a part of the site creation process.
Standard team – the new name for the default team site template (formerly “team collaboration”).
Standard communication – the new name for the default communication site template (formerly “Topic”).
Training course – the new name for the template used to present training courses (formerly “Training and courses”).
Training design team – the new name for the template used by teams while developing training (formerly “Training and development team”).
We are also updating the content in several of our site templates with this update. This includes content updates to the following templates: Organization home, Event, Human resources, Volunteer center, and Crisis management.
To make template selection easier, we have updated the site template gallery to include a full visual preview, a list of site capabilities, and a list of pages and other features that come with each template.
Site Creation: Site template details

Site Creation: Site template preview

Site Creation: Set site properties

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 141819
[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out will begin rolling out in Late July
Standard Release: We will begin rolling out in mid-August to complete by early September.

Change Category:


Release Phase:
General Availability, Targeted Release (Entire Organization), Targeted Release (Select People)



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