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
Uwe G. commented
Even better if the user could customize the site contents according to own needs.
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.
I'd like the option to
1. remove altogether,
2. replace with curated content from anywhere: our SharePoint 2010 intranet, Yammer posts, anything with a URL and option to add a picture. or
3. a message explaining SP governance: how we create SharePoint sites organisationally, how to get help if you can't find stuff.
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!
Lisa Marie commented
I agree. Frequent should be at top. I don't care about news from sites at all.
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.
Put Frequent Sites at the top of my SharePoint page, not News, apologies if I can and haven't worked out how
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.
Tas Ranson commented
I would prefer the option to remove it all together since we dont use News, we use Yammer instead.
I agree, I have news on mine at is 6 months old. How do you age this out or remove it?
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.
Move Frequent SharePoint sites to the top, then suggested sites, and put News from Sites at the bottom of the page. I never use it and it clogs my page. If I could remove it altogether that would be the best, as it is only ever CMT news, meetings, etc.
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).
We'd simply like for our users to be able to see a list of all the sites that they can access. Allow us to organize this list in a hierarchy too. For now, our solution is going to be, that we run a script that makes them auto-follow the sites that we give them access to, but that is a vulnerable solution.
Well, not quite. Sites that I follow as well as all of the sites that I can access should be much more easily visible and accessible from Office desktop applications, mobile apps, etc.
Vahur Jõesalu commented
Once customizations are enabled, those customizations should also be reflected in mobile Sharepoint apps (iOS, Android). For example, if we can put our own links on the main area of the page, those same links in same order need to displayed in mobile apps. If that is not the case, it will drive away some customers who even today complain about inconsistency between mobile app and web app. I had recently customer flat out tell me that if mobile app does not provide same navigation as web app, they will moe on to something different.
Really need to have access to the suggested sites. We have legacy sites still displaying and they need to go