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Introduction

  • Global Admin Requirement: Only global admins can convert an existing team to an organization-wide team.

  • Teams Client: The conversion must be done from the Teams client, not from the M365 Teams Admin Center.

  • Steps to Convert: Go to the team name, click 'More options' > 'Edit team', and select the Org-wide option.

  • Limitations: Org-wide teams are limited to organizations with no more than 5,000 users and a maximum of five org-wide teams per tenant.

  • Automatic Membership: Org-wide teams automatically include all active users in the organization, and membership is kept up to date with Active Directory.

Global Admin Requirements [1]

  • Role: Only global admins have the permissions necessary to convert a team to an org-wide team.

  • Licensing: The global admin must have a Teams license to perform the conversion.

  • Temporary Licensing: If the global admin does not have a Teams license, one can be temporarily assigned for the conversion process.

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Conversion Steps [2]

  • Step 1: Open the Teams client and navigate to the team you want to convert.

  • Step 2: Click on the team name and select 'More options'.

  • Step 3: Choose 'Edit team' from the dropdown menu.

  • Step 4: Select the 'Org-wide' option and save the changes.

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Limitations and Restrictions [3]

  • User Limit: Org-wide teams are limited to organizations with no more than 5,000 users.

  • Team Limit: A maximum of five org-wide teams can be created per tenant.

  • Excluded Accounts: Guest users, service accounts, room or equipment accounts, and accounts backed by a shared mailbox are not included in org-wide teams.

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Automatic Membership Management [3]

  • Active Directory Sync: Membership is automatically updated with Active Directory as users join or leave the organization.

  • Inclusion: All active users are added as team members, including unlicensed users who are assigned a Microsoft Teams Commercial Cloud Trial license upon first sign-in.

  • Manual Adjustments: Team owners can manually add or remove users if necessary.

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Troubleshooting Common Issues [2]

  • Missing Org-Wide Option: Ensure you are a global admin and using the Teams client, not the M365 Teams Admin Center.

  • Licensing Issues: Verify that the global admin performing the conversion has a Teams license.

  • New Team Creation: If the option is still missing, try creating a new team from scratch and selecting the Org-wide option.

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Related Videos

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