Set "Communication Site" as Root site collection
For organisations that would like to use Communication site as their intranet it would be great if you could provision the root site as a Communication site, rather than a team site with a redirect to the communication site.
There is a workaround as mentioned here but i'd prefer a Microsoft supported method https://hangconsult.com/2017/06/29/change-sharepoint-online-root-site-collection-to-use-the-new-communication-site-template/
This was just demoed at Ignite 2018 session BRK2136. Read more about it : https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-SharePoint-Blog/Build-your-modern-intranet-with-SharePoint-in-Office-365-Ignite/ba-p/255453
Is the PowerShell commands available yet?
Koen Zomers commented
This is supposed to become available in April:
Hi Andy Haon - Can you confirm how people would navigate to this site/page?
Is the only way to get to this site by typing in the URL in a browser or are people directed here another way?
Andy Haon commented
My name is Andy Haon and I work in the SharePoint Experiences product team. First off, thanks for your continued interest in this feature.
We are actively in development on enabling the ability to activate the Communication site feature at the root site of existing Office 365 tenants. We’ve been rolling out the capability that new Office 365 tenants get a Communication site at the root, but for a variety of reasons enabling this capability for existing tenants has gone longer than our original planned schedule. At this point, we expect to start rolling this out in early Q2 (April) and plan to complete the rollout overall by the end of Q2 (June).
You can see this item on our public roadmap - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=46338
Thanks again for your support and patience on this one, and please know that we want to get this out to as soon as possible, with high quality. Thx, Andy
Nicklas Lundqvist commented
@microsoft - updates please!
How long will we have to wait
Martin Coupal commented
Can someone @microsoft confirm this approach to be valid? Looks to me the right way to do it for business who can't wait forever : https://www.spjeff.com/2018/12/31/video-create-modern-communication-for-root-site-in-tenant/
if I have a Classic Publishing root site today with various subsites, what happens to those subsite when we run the CommSite PowerShell cmdlet? Do those stay as they are, or are those deleted?
Where is the update on this? Was supposed to launch in Q4 2018
I was counting on this coming in January as per announcement.
Sharepoint usage is very fragmented, and I am looking at alternatives now.
Any idea when this could be delivered?
Any Update here? still waiting to get started with the new Commsite.
Jonathan Bennington commented
Waiting to roll-out intranet. Need this to function or the PS1 to convert. Any update?
Update please. Can this be expected within the next few weeks or are we talking months?
When is this feature going to be released ? I still can not use it in my tenant.
Is there any update on this feature?
Stephen Kowalski commented
Microsoft really needs better communication around the release of key features. This is a critical feature required for many updates or launches of Intranets. Telling my boss, "Microsoft said, 'soon', so it could be tomorrow, or next year, or maybe never!" isn't great.
will this be released to the tenants in NA soon ? what is the release timeline?
when are we getting this