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SharePoint Site Types

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There are different SharePoint Site types. Which is the right one for my team?

Site Type

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Classic SharePoint Solutions Team Many existing team sites at the University are Classic types and will  soon be transitioned to the Modern experience. (New sites are no longer created using the Classic format.)
Modern Team Site (No Group) SharePoint Solutions Team A Modern team site not linked to a Group is suitable for intranet sites meant for wider audiences. (Current Classic sites will change to this format.)
Modern Team Site (Linked to a Group) Self-Service A Modern team site linked to a Group is ideal for collaboration with your team. Access is also provided to other tools/apps (such as Teams and Planner) through its connection to Office 365 Groups. Find out more information here.
Communication Site Self-Service A SharePoint Communication site is a great place to share information with others. You can share news, reports, and other information in a visually compelling format. Find out more information here.
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Classic and Modern Experiences

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University Branding Guidance

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