JSLink is also used very often. And don't Forget about all the third-party forms solution provider like Nintex and others.
The new experience provides many advantages, but without customizations it is just not usable for larger intranets anymore.
As announced at Ignite 2017 and recently released – we now support column formatting, SPFx customization, and modern theming. For details check out the following Ignite talks: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Ignite-Content-2017/Geek-out-with-the-product-team-on-SharePoint-lists-and-libraries/m-p/98886#M425 and https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Ignite-Content-2017/What-s-new-and-what-s-coming-for-branding-and-organizing-your/m-p/98884#M423
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I want to echo many of the concerns here as well. These pieces of functionality are vital to allow users of Modern Sharepoint to provide solutions to our clients.
I'll also add that the modern pages have massive accessibility issues with the way that it was designed. A scrolling content area, which the modern pages use, is a huge no-no in web design. How do you add page anchors and gain "default" browser behavior if the page itself isn't scrollable? You can't. By design, the MS team has broken basic browser functionality and accessibility.
By allowing alternate css, we can easily overwrite that CSS and make the page templates better and more usable. However, it does not solve the fact that page headings cannot be given a "bookmark" or the fact that MS doesn't automatically apply an ID to headings out of the box.
Basic, basic stuff, completely overlooked...
Victor Andres Morales commented
Any updates on this? Our use case is ability to embed Google Analytics script on News Article pages
This is coming in teh form of page extensions in the form of the new SPFx framework, get more details here https://dev.office.com/sharepoint/docs/spfx/extensions/overview-extensions this is exciting stuff.
Want to customize, like hiding upload hero button from document library. JSLinks are not supported, looking for the update...
Working on it since a year ago? Flip would be nice to see an update on this.
Any news yet? The ability to save files directly to ODFB from SharePoint document library is one of the best features MS has introduced - and we would LOVE to implement this.
So frustrating. Will this ability ever appear?!?
Tom Braman commented
@SharePoint Experiences Team (Admin, Microsoft SharePoint): Status of this?
Frank Fajardo commented
We us JSLink through our company SharePoint online site. We can not use the New Experience until you allow JSLink customization. Please Microsoft get JSLink working with the New Experience.
Why hasnt this been added yet? Come on MSFT!
Yogin Mashruwala commented
We really need this. We implemented a company wide global nav which shows up a menu on every page, and it stopped working on pages that have the new document library experience. Without this, we have no way to inject a dynamic list driven global menu.
More than a year and we are still with no news about this. This is a very huge problem. We can't customize a library or list, we can't customize a form. We cant modify the list options and remove those we dont want and are set by default...
This isn't aceptable. Microsoft is wasting time, effort and money with new apps when most of them are not needed at all. First they should fix and complete a product, then others. Not setting 30 different products that arent finished yet.
At this point, modern sites development was also a waste of time, because the old look and feel has personalization options, modern has nothing.
Jeff Fried commented
Any news on this issue?
Any news appreciated! thanks
I agree, we can not satisfy client needs with the way the new experience works. It's a complete oversight on the part of Microsoft. This needs to be rectified. I've already had clients question their choosing of SharePoint. How was this decision even considered much less put into production.
Steven Derveaux commented
Good to see that we are not the only ones with all those problems...
Please tell me how to convince end-users to use SharePoint. In some scenarios, the classic view is still better but if they want to move / copy / import files, the new design is preferred. But how can you switch back from classic to new? Close everything, restart IE (MS Edge lost his momentum in SharePoint space, even MS Support advices to use IE in SP, but hey! If you have Win10, you have EDGE!! Whoewhoew!! ), find back you library etc...mmm. And then they asked to us: Are you really using this by yourself?
The new design would be something awesome, but the first experience is disappointing. Same happend to Edge.... So as soon as the new design is mature enough for end-users: a bad perception is already in place.
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Danny Engelman commented
Microsoft is a normal Company so only cares about shareholders.
Customers are a means to make money.
Their current strategy seems:
Better 100 Customers that pay for simple SAAS services
than 2 more who require complex Cloud services.
Oliver Zeiser commented
It is indeed very sad to see that nothing is changing at all. Microsoft is always asking for feedback and here it is....and nobody seems to care...
Instead MS is putting more and more effort into preventing customizations in SharePoint Online. Just look at the Group Sites (modern Teamsites created via new Homepage, Groups or Teams). They put a deny customize pages policy on those.
Dear Microsoft: We are losing customers. And so are you... So please think about your strategy once again! SPFX is awesome, but is just not what customers have really been doing in regards of customizations within SPO.
Danny Engelman commented
Quote May 2nd from Microsoft: ► "In the coming weeks we’ll share additional information" ◄
It is December 28, I am wrapping up 2016 ...
Microsoft "Weeks" are now 240 days
Looking forward to everything that is not going to happen in the next year
I wish everyone a scriptless