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 shifted our resources to delivering other great areas in the SharePoint product, and are no longer planning to bring customizability (in the near term) to the SharePoint start page.
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
Seb Gagne commented
Hi, thanks for replying and I'm sure you guys will come up with something great!!
I currently do not have anything in mind, except that I hope you guys come up with a cool design of promoted links for the Modern graphical user interface.
The ability to actually designate another page as the SharePoint landing page would be ideal. If not, then the ability to change it like any other SharePoint page is needed.
Paul Redmond commented
Quite frankly, we need a home page that still does what Sharepoint always did, and that is display conversations, documents, tasks and timelines. More customization of the home page was always needed, not taking away what little we had. I will stick with the classic sites, at least they are still useful.
Dan Hoelscher commented
Agreed! I have deleted Sites that are still showing as "suggested" sites... not good.
I would like to be able to remove the Suggested area entirely for certain generic users.
Lets go guys, share this so we can get more options on the SP landing page!!!
Katherine Jones commented
My problem is that I have deleted sites and would want to 'refresh' the Recents and Suggested lists so that they are removed as options for users.
Alex Pruneau commented
In my organization we have implemented functionality for creating audiances promoted sites. What we did was bring to this is that we have to share directories with many students and employees. This method was bringing us a nice flexibility we saw it was proposing to include users with active directory groups. Since the update sharepoint we do not see the sites promoted on the Sharepoint tiles. I can not afford to send an email to all users when a new student or employee enters the organization. I noticed that the functionality followed was not a good solution either seen that every user should go forward for each sharing website. Ask more than 7000 people do this is not a good solution. regarding the proposed links we can adopt this solution because all students would see teachers sharing website.
Thank you for your fast track
This landing page desperately needs to be customisable! There are sites that I don't want appearing...there are sites I always want to appear...it would be useful to be able to rearrange the page. I want featured links to be centre stage - not down on the bottom left. To be honest, it would be useful to be able to just direct the SharePoint tile to an SP site of my choosing...or if you really want to get it right...a dynamically set SP site based on criteria I choose (like geographic location or user domain in a multi-domain tenancy).
This was a great way to highlight the major site collections and steer users toward the data they typically access. It makes for a migration from a previous version easier on the end user as well.