Add customization possibility to the new SharePoint Home page
Based on the new feature being now rolled out at large: https://blogs.office.com/2016/05/04/sharepoint-the-mobile-and-intelligent-intranet/
The new SharePoint Home page (landing page) is cool and we really appreciate the new look and feel.
The only issue is that we can not customize that Home page and place the different items based on our priority!
Based on what we have now:
It would be very interesting if we could place the LINKS on the right followed by the Followed sites!
Then we would have the Recents and Suggested sites on the left menu.
Basically being able to move parts from the left or right pane!!
Thanks and please vote for my suggestion!
We are working on this looking at all options – things admins want and things end users want
Being forced to sharepoint.aspx is just unbelievable. Users want to go direct to their SharePoint. I had to show this page to a IT director from a client... because he didnt believe in me that change a simple url in a office 365 tile was not possible. This a shame and the regular user dont understand and start do hate SharePoint Online. I was a happy guy back in the day with SharePoint Server.
Rather than being able to customize the sharepoint landing page, I'd just like to see the following changes:
1. Get rid of the "news from your sites" area.
2. Don't allow a new post from this page
3. Allow users to "Pin" sites to the top
4. Separate the site list into these 3 categories; Sites I'm following, Sites I have access to, All sites (in alpha order, maybe in a list instead of tiles since they take up so much space).
We currently have a custom site directory which is a pain to maintain and we need to get rid of if we move from classic to modern. My hope would be that the SharePoint landing page could replace this.
Lacy Omsberg commented
Please get this done. It is so hard to get users to adopt O365 when they have this horrible interface that they are forced to work with when they hit SharePoint. We should be able to customize it for our company and the needs of our users. Example feedback from users is: "I hate the sharepoint landing page it just makes me want to get out of O365"
"This page is a mess and I can never find the home page"
"Why can't I add my own important information here?"
"Can we just hide that SharePoint button on the honey comb and in O365 it takes you to a useless page that just makes you lost?"
"Why is it so hard to find my SharePoint sites? The SharePoint link in O365 takes me nowhere"
Feedback from users. I have tried everything to redirect but I can't please fix this or adoption will never be good.
We need this to happen SharePoint team. There is no reason not to!
Please give us MUCH more customizability of the header, it would be nice to not only be able to choose small or larger header, but to even be able to remove it, as in most cases it's a waste of space, especially since we already have our logo in the Office theme header that sits on top of the SharePoint header.
Regarding to the ability to customization of the SharePoint Home, popular item is showed as :xxx is popular". But, based on the customer's contents, sometimes this statement is not appropriate (e.g. document is about someone's news of death). So, it's great to expand the range of customization to not just links, Followed sites, Recents and suggest, but also some strings.
L White VA commented
1) I dislike the default of opening the Office 365 page whenever a user logs in. I think the tenant admin should be able to control that.
2) Similarly, the tenant admin should be able to set the default SharePoint URL to the intranet of the organization, if they have one.
Optimum would be to be able to choose what page to use. Being forced to sharepoint.aspx is not acceptable.
In our case the minimum addon needed is being able to add links/content on top of the page. My clients usually only use sharepoint as filestorage so there is a need to being to link to important files directly.
I'd like to avoid this page entirely and enable users to navigate directly to our root site from the moment that they access SharePoint.
@SharePoint Team, please merge the following uservoices wth this one as they are all similar / same.
It would be good to allow users to set the URL for this page e.g. 'SharePoint' button click goes to intranet/root site.
Most of my customers have asked me about this - how to customize and simplify SharePoint home. Suggested/frequent sites is all good (if it could be managed) - but I think it should be a complement to "All Sites I have access to, A-Z" - not instead of.
James Voss commented
This is the third or fourth thread I've found asking about being able to edit/change the sharepoint.aspx page or edit/remove/change the SharePoint tile from the App Launcher. Is there any information on when this will be possible? There was an item on the roadmap for almost a year and then was cancelled with no explanation as to why, or if there would be a different roadmap item created.
This is an issue throughout the community that users have been asking to have resolved for years. This sharepoint.aspx page shows incorrect data, is confusing for end users, doesn't meet corporate standards for branding, and causes many headaches for us admins. This needs to be addressed.
We'd love to get rid of "suggested sites" (or at least have it only display sites the user already has access to). One of the selling points for our divisions was that SharePoint Online not only controls access, but controls visibility (e.g., the way files and areas users don't have access to are filtered out of search results). Now, site collections users don't have access to show up in suggested sites. Users get frustrated when they click and don't have access, site admins get frustrated by the sudden influx of access requests from users that should have no knowledge of their site collections, and global sharepoint online admins can't do anything to relieve these frustrations!
I concur with most every other user here. Not being able to edit or redirect from the "_layouts/15/sharepoint.aspx" is unacceptable. All my end users are frustrated and confused and just want to start on our tenant Homepage after clicking the Sharepoint tile from the app launcher.
Hi, the Homepage of Sharepoint Online is just horrible. Mr. Nadella, you talk about KI , but can not create a proper User Experience for a Sharepoint Intranet ? I´m shocked this "_layouts/15/sharepoint.aspx" can not be modified, edited, anything. Our users are not IT professionals.
Hi all, you've been thinking about this issue for more than 6 months now. Any updates?
Come on SP Team you KNOW not being able to edit
https://tennant.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/sharepoint.aspx is a HUGE mistake - totally useless.
God yes please do something about the _layouts page. The tiles aren't functioning - recent pages aren't recent at all and deleted pages keep being displayed as recent. "Following" is also confusing - users can't find their sites anymore after an accidental click on "unfollow''. Being able to select a hub page as a landing page, or anything else, would be great.
Here are a few ideas:
1. Allow admin to configure what items display in the header. Currently between the top bar and normal header it takes a lot of space. If you add a spfx header extension it's even more space.
2. The OTOB navigation doesn't work very well or allow much in the way of customization and almost makes it necessary to write a custom header/menu.
3. Ability to have nested section layouts would give us much more control of how the page is structured.
4. Ability to put any web part inside the full-width section - not just the hero or an image.
5. The top left square box is pretty useless and when you add a site logo it tries to put it inside the box. This leads to needing a custom header to show a company logo, but adds to the height of the top part of the page.
6. The footer is fixed using flexbox and combined with the extra height of the header doesn't give you much room in the body area if if you use a footer extension.
Allow users to decide what they want on the Sharepoint landing page (sharepoint.aspx).
Too much information is just as bad as too little information.
The current design is useless in a large organisation. The news I am getting is of no interest to me, and every single suggested site is from teams that I provide no services to or receive no benefit or information on.
The only useful part is "Following" (which I can control).