Create a Team from an existing Office365 Group

When you have an existing O365 Group or a SharePoint site which associated with an O365 group, you have the ability to provision an associated Team too, for the same Group.

In this article we are going to explore the steps to get this done.

First thing is first, this is my modern SharePoint site which was recently provisioned and there is a Group too associated with it.


Now, let’s switch to Teams from the O365 App Launcher.


From the bottom of the page or app (you can use either Teams Web Portal or App to do this) hit “Join or create a team” link.


From the join or create page, choose the 1st option to create new team.


Go for the 2nd option on this screen and hit “Next”.


Choose the existing group which you can easily recognize by the name. for my case it’s “User Group” which is my existing Group associated with the SharePoint site. Once selected hit “choose team” to proceed.


Just a matter of few seconds, you will be immediately redirected to the newly created team interface for you to start using it.


So now you have a brand new Team space for your Group, why not explore it’s capabilities right ? Check out members space if you want to add more people there.


Settings will allow you to control major areas of the app.


And, last but not least, there are various other productivity apps associated to your brand new team space, so go ahead and enjoy.


DISCLAIMER NOTE: This is an enthusiast post and is not sponsored by Microsoft or any other vendor.


Hide (Exclude) Content from Office Delve

Microsoft Office365 is doubtlessly a sophisticated collection of Microsoft tools which has an immense value for business. As you will store data across many of these applications such as Outlook, SharePoint, OneDrive etc.. It’s nice to have a single interface to see the spotlight of your collaboration activities and items you have been dealing with. Delve in Office365 helps us with this vital role, however, there are some scenarios people prefer to hide some content from Delve no matter how clear the approach is to them, and I believe that’s a fair requirement.


With this post we are going to learn how to hide a specific SharePoint content from Delve. There are several options as documented below.


  1. You can restrict a specific record
  2. Or restrict a library
  3. Or the entire SharePoint site from Delve

Before you start with this, it’s important to ensure whether you really need to do this. Ensure you have defined permissions in your environment appropriately so that it only allows authorized users to engage with content. Even after doing so, if you still want to restrict content appearing on Delve, there are few ways to get it done. Some of these approaches impacts on search results so do this with caution.

Option1: Restrict one or more records in a library

Note: This options wont hide content from search results, just in Delve. A hidden property in SharePoint called “HideFromDelve” can be used in this case.

Add a column to your library with the exact name (no spaces or special characters) – Add a Boolean field (“Yes/No“) and name it “HideFromDelve

For the items you wish to hide from delve, set the property value as “Yes” and “No” to those you want to be appeared.

If you wish to hide all content of a document library, set the automatically default value as “Yes


Select the particular item and go to details. Tap the button to “Yes” it.


Option2: Restrict a library

This option hides the target document library from both Delve and SharePoint search. TO do this simply head on to Document library’s advanced settings and set the “Search” to “No


Option3: Hide a site

Note: This option will hide the entire SharePoint site’s content from both Search results and Delve at one go so beware of doing this.

Head on to target SharePoint site and look for “Search and offline availability“, under “Indexing Site Content” set “Allow this site to appear in search results” to “No“. Simple as that and the whole site will be hidden from Delve thereon.


Notes: Apart from this, If you wish you hide people from showing Delve and SharePoint online people search, it can be done as well. However, there are some limitations so you better go through this post –

Again, I would like to emphasize that you should be aware of some downfalls this approach. If you have chosen to exclude some content form Delve appearance, there are other interconnected tools that may impact from this (Search is one as documented, and DLP [Data Loss Prevention] too). DLP heavily depends on the search index to apply its conditions and rules so if you are adding exclusions to a library or site from search, DLP will not be able to detect and eventually protect these content. Hence be very cautious.

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I’ll be speaking at aOS Conference Kuala Lampur

Manoj V Karunarathne-01[25650]







09.00AM TO 5.30PM

Registration starts at 8.30am




(Microsoft New Office)


**Register NOW! Seats are on first come first serve basis**


Who Is This For?

The content is suited to business people, managers, CIOs, executives, and end users.

There is also content for Technical roles (IT Pros, Developers and Hands on Power Users) to learn the how and why of many Office 365 (and SharePoint) apps.

If you are someone who sees the digital workplace as a way to improve the way you work, increase your team’s productivity and deliver better results – come and learn how.

· Business Decision Makers – what it can do?

· IT Pro – how to migrate or manage?

· Developers – how to build or configure it?





08.30 AM – 09.00 AM


09.00 AM – 09.45 AM

Opening & Key Note

10.00 AM – 10.45 AM

Transforming Your Organization into a Digital Workplace

A Deep Dive into Microsoft 365 Security

A Deep Dive into Microsoft 365 Security

11.00 AM – 11.45 AM

Delivering tangible business value with Office 365

Single Sign on and Multi Factor Authentication with Azure AD

Lean, Scrum and Low code approach of SharePoint and O365 projects

12.00 PM – 12.45 PM

Accelerate success and time-to-value for Microsoft 365 with best practices from the field

Data Leakage Prevention and Rights Management in Office365

Bot Framework with Microsoft Team

01.00 PM – 01.45 PM


02.00 PM – 02.45 PM

The 4th Dimensional Meeting

Migrating to SharePoint Online – Real-life Experiences

Accelerating development and business with Azure Containers

03.00 PM – 03.45 PM

Bots – Changing the way we engage with technology

How your SharePoint deployment can benefit from Azure capabilities

Microsoft Graph: Get the power of Excel functions into your Web Applications

04.00 PM – 04.45 PM

All about documents in O365 and SharePoint

IOT for Beginners and IT Pros

Using Graph API to read Outlook mail for Accounting

05.00 PM – 05.30 PM

Wrap Up & Panel Discussion

Share & exchange, Worldwide

In conjunction with our inaugural ASEAN tour, aOS is bringing its global experts to mingle with Malaysia’s Azure and Office 365 user’s community to exchange ideas on how to maximize your usage and ROI from Microsoft’s cloud technologies.

CONNECT: Meet like-minded people, make new connections, build your support network. See a whole range of products and demonstrations ALL in the one place!

LEARN: Whether it be training, up-skilling or starting from scratch, the opportunities to learn from the BEST in the field are here.

EXPERIENCE: New innovation and inspiring speakers. Walk away with ideas and momentum. We bring you LOTS of what is NEW in Microsoft Office 365 and Azure.

Technologies Content – Microsoft Teams (and Groups), PowerApps, Flow, Power BI, OneDrive, Microsoft Forms, Skype for Business, Azure, Yammer, OneNote, Office 365, many 3rd party tools and our awesome line up of SharePoint content.

Business and Productivity Content – Digital Workspace, Security, Governance, Information Architecture, Collaboration, Data Migration, User Adoption, Agile Development, Mobile and Paperless Workforce.

With 18 SESSIONS (MVPs and domain experts) coming from 14 INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS, 7 COUNTRIES this event is THE Office 365 event for this year. With limited spaces available, it is on a first come, first serve basis. Be there or be square!…. (read more here!)

OneDrive Making a Real Comeback


Have you heard about the virtual Collab365 Global Conference 2017 that’s streaming online November 1st – 2nd?

Join me and 120 other speakers from around the world who will be bringing you the very latest content around SharePoint, Office 365, Flow, PowerApps, Azure, OneDrive for Business and of course the increasingly popular Microsoft Teams. The event is produced by the Collab365 Community and is entirely free to attend.

Places are limited to 5000 so be quick and register now.

During the conference I’d love you to watch my session which is called : ‘OneDrive Making a Real Comeback’

OneDrive and OneDrive for business has been vital for collaboration context. Microsoft is making OneDrive better and better everyday with bunch of exciting and useful new features. Let’s discover the latest on OneDrive as its now acts as a more unified product with the latest capabilities announced.​

If you join me, you will learn:

  • Latest of OneDrive
  • OneDrive
  • Unified OneDrive for everyone


  • OneDrive

Audience :

  • End User
  • IT Manager
  • Power User

Time (in UTC) :

  • Thursday, November 2 2017 7:00 AM

How to attend :

  1. Register here.
  2. At the time listed above go here to watch my session. (you can also add me to your own personal planner from the agenda.
  3. Be ready to take notes!

SharePoint Hybrid Deployment Live Demo

It was a fruitful day at Collab365 Global conference 2016 with lots of wonderful sessions from experts allover the world. It was great to address an online crown this morning and my session is now on-demand and you can watch it here


Here are some resources for those who love to explore and try Hybrid for SharePoint

Download IdFix Tool –

Download Azure AD Connect –

Planning SharePoint Hybrid Free E-Book –

Configuring SharePoint Hybrid Free E-Book –

Microsoft Flow latest updates for October 2016

The new era of workflow automation was introduced recently as Microsoft flow in Office365. I have been in the preview program and the functionality is fantastic so far.

General Availability of Microsoft Flow (You are set to go production)


Microsoft announced today about the general availability of Flow which would be within this quarter. that’s a great news and we can expect the availability of Flow in 7 different geographies. with this release, you can use Microsoft Flow for production purposes.

Flow will have several options for you to chose, Free and paid depends on your usage scenarios.

Dynamic AX Integration Support


Flow will now support Dynamics AX integration for you to perform actions such as copying data from external systems in to Dynamics AX.

More new services


Blogger and PageDuty services are now supports in Flow. Page duty is a helpdesk tool that used by support teams to dispatch service requests and it can be integrated with Microsoft Flow.

Its Official and I will be speaking at Collab365 Global Conference!

It is indeed a great opportunity for me to present in the world’s largest online conference with over 5000 attendees from more than 100 countries.

Collab365 is the largest online conference with hundreds of live sessions streamed nonstop 24 hours. Join the Collab365 team on the 19th – 20th October, for great sessions of SharePoint, Azure and Office365 content by the global experts. Delivered direct to your device, wherever you are in the world, when you want it and for no cost at all.


Register yourself today at