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New-SPOSite

Published: July 16, 2012

Applies to:  Office 365 | SharePoint Online 

Creates a new SharePoint Online site collection for the current company.

New-SPOSite [-Url] <UrlCmdletPipeBind> -Owner <String> -StorageQuota <Int64> [-CompatibilityLevel <Int32>] [-LocaleId <UInt32>] [-NoWait <SwitchParameter>] [-ResourceQuota <Double>] [-Template <String>] [-TimeZoneId <Int32>] [-Title <String>]

Parameters

Parameter Required Type Description

Url

Required

Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.PowerShell.UrlCmdletPipeBind

Specifies the full URL of the new site collection. It must be in a valid managed path in the company’s site. For example, for company contoso, valid managed paths are https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites and https://contoso.sharepoint.com/teams.

Owner

Required

System.String

Specifies the user name of the site collection’s primary owner. The owner must be a user instead of a security group or an email-enabled security group.

StorageQuota

Required

System.Int64

Specifies the storage quota for this site collection in megabytes. This value must not exceed the company’s available quota.

CompatibilityLevel

Optional

System.Int32

Specifies the version of templates to use when you are creating a new site collection. This value sets the initial CompatibilityLevel value for the site collection. The values for this parameter can be either SharePoint Server 2010 or SharePoint Server 2013. When this parameter is not specified, the CompatibilityLevel will be by default the highest possible version for the Web application.

noteNote:

For SharePoint Online Preview, it can only be set to "14" or "15". "14" indicates SharePoint 2010 Products, "15" indicates SharePoint 2013. Other values are not valid and will cause error.

LocaleId

Optional

System.UInt32

Specifies the language of this site collection. For more information, see Locale IDs Assigned by Microsoft (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=242911). The Template and LocaleId parameters must be a valid combination as returned from the Get-SPOWebTemplate cmdlet.

NoWait

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

Specifies to continue executing script immediately.

ResourceQuota

Optional

System.Double

Specifies the quota for this site collection in Sandboxed Solutions units. This value must not exceed the company’s aggregate available Sandboxed Solutions quota. The default value is 0. For more information, see Resource Usage Limits on Sandboxed Solutions in SharePoint 2010(http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg615462.aspx).

Template

Optional

System.String

Specifies the site collection template type. Use the Get-SPOWebTemplate cmdlet to get the list of valid templates. If no template is specified, one can be added later. The Template and LocaleId parameters must be a valid combination as returned from the Get-SPOWebTemplate cmdlet.

TimeZoneId

Optional

System.Int32

Specifies the time zone of the site collection. For more information, see SPRegionalSettings.TimeZones Property (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=242912).

Title

Optional

System.String

Specifies the title of the site collection.

Detailed Description

The New-SPOSite cmdlet creates a new site collection for the current company. However, creating a new SharePoint Online site collection fails if a deleted site with the same URL exists in the Recycle Bin.

You must be a SharePoint Online global administrator to run the cmdlet.

Input Types

Return Types

--------EXAMPLE 1--------

New-SPOSite -Url http://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/mynewsite -Owner joe.healy@contoso.com -StorageQuota 1000 -Title "My new site collection"

Example 1 creates a new site collection for the current company with specified site URL, title, and owner. The storage quota is set to 1000 megabytes.

--------EXAMPLE 2--------

New-SPOSite -Url http://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/mynewsite -Owner joe.healy@contoso.com -StorageQuota 1000 -CompatibilityLevel 15 -LocaleID 1033 -ResourceQuota 300 -Template "STS#0" -TimeZoneId 13 -Title "My new site collection"

Example 2 creates a new site collection for the current company with specified site URL, title, owner, and template. The storage quota is set to 1000 megabytes and the resource quota is set to 300 megabytes. The template compatibility level is set to 15 which means that the site collection only supports theSharePoint 2013 template. The language is set to English - United States (LocaleID = 1033) and the time zone is set to (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US and Canada) (TimeZone = 13).

--------EXAMPLE 3--------

New-SPOSite -Url https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/accounting -Owner admin@contoso.com -StorageQuota 100 -NoWait -ResourceQuota 50 -Template STS#0

Example 3 creates a new site collection for the current company with specified site URL, owner, and template. The storage quota is set to 100 megabytes and the resource quota is set to 50 megabytes. This cmdlet is executed immediately without delay.

Change History

Date Description

July 16, 2012

Initial publication

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