Take Control of your Microsoft Teams Environment Part 2

In part one of this series we covered how to control who can create teams, by limiting group creation. In this post we’ll create a form in Microsoft Forms, where end users can request a new team.

While it’s sometimes important to control who’s able to create teams, in order to avoid teams sprawl, it’s equally important not to stand in the way of end users productivity.

So let’s jump right in and create a request form.

We do that by first choosing Forms in the Office waffle, or browse to forms.microsoft.com, and then hit the New Form button.

Let’s add a theme and give the request form a title.

We’ll use the description to inform the user that the request will be sent to their manager for approval.

Next we’ll add a Choice called Team type, and mark it as required.

Let’s also add a few options, which we’ll make use of at a later time.

Last but not least, let’s add a required text field for Team name, and a text field for Description

Modern approvals in Office 365 with Power Automate and Microsoft Teams
…before me make our new form easily available in an Org-wide team.

That’s it for now, but we’ve got lots more to cover. In part three we’ll create a SharePoint list to store this input, before we use Microsoft Flow to tie the two together.

About the Author:

Magnus Sandtorv is a Microsoft MVP in Office Apps & Services, working as a Digital Workplace Solution Architect at Atea in Norway.He is a Microsoft Teams Evangelist, Enterprise Mobility Professional, PowerShell automation enthusiast and has his head in the cloud.  


Sandtorv, M. (2019). Take control of your Microsoft Teams environment part 2. Available at: https://teams.rocks/2019/06/04/take-control-of-your-microsoft-teams-environment-part-2/ [Accessed: 6th February 2020].

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