Provisioning SharePoint team sites using PowerShell

This post shows you one of options to provision a SharePoint Team Site using PowerShell. You have few option at this link somehow the C# code does not work for me. The code snippet below works for me.

The classification was giving me error so we have gone without it.

# Connect to SharePoint Online

# This command will prompt the sign-in UI to authenticate


# Create the new “modern” team site

$teamSiteUrl=New-PnPSite -Type TeamSite -Title “IT Team Site”
-Alias “itteamsite” -Description “IT Team Site” -IsPublic
#-Classification “classification”

# Connect to the modern site using PnP PowerShell SP cmdlets

# Since we are connecting now to SP side, credentials will be asked

Connect-PnPOnline $teamSiteUrl

# Now we have access on the SharePoint site for any operations

$context = Get-PnPContext

$web = Get-PnPWeb

$context.Load($web, $web.WebTemplate)


$web.WebTemplate + “#” + $web.Configuration

You need to install PnP-PowerShell,, to avoid the “connect-pnponline is not recognized” error.

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Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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