MS Teams - Create/Archive/Delete a Team


  • How do I create a team in Microsoft Teams?
  • How do I archive a team in Microsoft Teams?
  • How do I delete a team in Microsoft Teams?


  • Oregon State University
  • Microsoft Teams


Create a Team

You can request a team using this form: Request a Team

Archive a Team

A Team Owner can archive the team within the Teams application:

  1. In Teams, select the settings icon on the bottom left next to "Join or create a team"
  2. Select "Manage Teams"
  3. Select the ellipsis (...) to the right of the team you want to archive
  4. Select "Archive Team"

If you don't see the option to "Archive team" please ask a current team owner to make the change. If the team owner is no longer available, contact the Service Desk.

Delete a Team

A team owner can follow these steps to delete a team:

  1. Next to the team name, select the ellipsis (...) for more options
  2. Select the option "Delete the team"
  3. Your team will be permanently removed.

Please note:

  • Deleting a team removes the team mailbox and calendar from Exchange.
  • The corresponding SharePoint site and all its files will also be deleted.
  • Any OneNote notebook, Planner plan, PowerBI workspace, or Stream group affiliated with the team will also be deleted. 


For assistance, contact the Service Desk.


Article ID: 98076
Tue 2/11/20 10:25 AM
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