SharePoint: Out-of-the-box document library templates

We are bringing the goodness of templates to SharePoint document libraries. Creating document libraries will now be a breeze with our ready-made templates with scenario relevant structure, metadata, and content types – all to save you time and maintain broader consistency across your content management organization. 

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 124879

When this will happen:

  • Targeted Release: early November 2023 
  • Standard Release: mid-November 2023 

How this will affect your organization:

We are rolling out a brand-new Document library creation experience that will be available in two locations: 

  • SharePoint Home > New > Document library 
  • SharePoint Site > Site contents > New > Document library 

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With the new experience you will be able to create Document libraries in different ways: 

What you need to do to prepare:

Consider educating users that there are now more ways to create a Document Library. 

  • Blank library: this experience will replicate the current library creation experience where a document library will be created with the basic columns of Name, Modified and Modified by.
  • From existing library: this experience will allow you to choose any document library from a site you have access to, and replicate the structure, formatting, metadata and content types in a new document library. please note that data will not copy over, only the structure will
  • From templates: we have three brand new templates for you: Media library, Invoices and Learning. Each template will come with a pre-defined schema, formatting, views etc. to kickstart your content management journey! 
  • Flows packaged into the out-of-the-box-templates: the Media Library and Invoices templates also come with pre-packages Flows that can be skipped or completed depending on the user’s needs.

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