Article published on the 11th of February, 2022.
The contents of this article may be subject to change due to ongoing development of WorkPoint Automate.
The "Connect entity to Office 365 group" step creates Office 365 groups for entities and connects them to Microsoft Teams sites as well. This is useful e.g. for project teams who like to work in the Microsoft Teams interface as opposed to directly in WorkPoint in the browser and/or other services. Note that whatever interface is used, documents and items are all stored in the same location the WorkPoint/SharePoint libraries. This means that users can jump from working in WorkPoint to Teams and other services, but documents will always be easily accessible in the same locations as always.
A use case could be instances where a specific project team wants to use Microsoft Teams to organize and work with their project. Perhaps because they are used to the Teams interface, or for some other reason.
The following image shows a process which includes the "Connect entity to Office 365 group" step:
Step specific properties
|Is public||Yes||Boolean||Determines if the created Office 365 group is public or private. Yes = public, No = private.|
|Is public field||No||String
||The public state of the created Office 365 group can be determined this field on the entity.|
The description of the created Office 365 group will be set to the content of this field.
|Group alias field||Yes||String||
The created Office 365 group's alias will be set to the contents of this field. The alias is used as the URL of the SharePoint site created for the group (tenant.sharepoint.com/sites/alias) as well as the primary email address for the shared mailbox associated with the group.
|Group display name field||Yes||String||
The displayed name of the group will be set to the contents of this field.