I’ve been using the new Teams Preview for a few days now and found one key feature missing (I’m sure there’s more but this is a biggie for me). That key feature missing is the ability to create a new Team. I found it missing when I was in a meeting with others and had the need to quickly create a new Team to handle a specific project. I put it aside for the moment at that time but did more digging today and found – yes it is indeed missing.
Right now in the new Teams preview, the Join at Team or Create a Team + sign has moved from the bottom of the screen up near the top of the teams area. When you click on it, it only shows Join Team as per the screenshot below there is no Create a Team option.
At first I thought maybe I had messed up permissions, but when I checked in multiple organisations that I belong to, it was the same in all of them. I reverted back to the older Teams client and sure enough the ability to Create a Team was there (as below) so I knew it was not a permissions issue.
For now – the workaround I’ve used is to use the Web Browser to create the new team. You can of course switch back to the old Teams client on your PC or use the Teams client on your iPhone/iPad to create the team.
As we know – this is PREVIEW, therefore there are likely to be more features missing. That is after all the point of previews, so they can debug and get things right.