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
Nik Patel commented
Has anyone seen a comparison list of #SharePoint publishing sites vs communication sites as an intranet platform (mostly focused on large organizations)?
Can we delete the root site and create a communication site at the root? Or does the SP create site link only support wildcard managed paths?
..or better add the ability to remove the navigation for all modern sites/pages :)
Toni Pohl commented
Setting the "Communication Site" template as Root site collection really makes sense, pls. enable that, SharePoint team! Thx.
Chris Johnson commented
Can verify that deleting and using PowerShell to recreate the root site as a communication site is not possible either.
Drew Madelung commented
This would be a great addition to provide a better path for existing SharePoint Online tenants that are using the root site collection as a communication tool to start using the new communication site capabilities, mainly around the ability to suppress the left navigation.