See all sharepoint sites
I would like a option to see all sharepoint sites that i have access to.
Thanks for the feedback. It would helpful to know the specific scenarios where users aren’t able to get to the content they need.
We’ve observed that with sites shared publicly, or sites attached to a public Office365 Group, it’s not very meaningful to see every SharePoint Site a user can access, because there could be a huge number, most of which the user isn’t interested in.
Is the focus here more like “show me all sites I’m a member of”?
There is one comment that says search isn’t working, please open a support ticket for that.
Jeeeeeez - how the hell is this still not implemented? We're trying to migrate to SharePoint from Box, and this lack of a holistic view is causing chaos. It's a basic, basic requirements. People are used to navigating a list of folders - it may not be "Modern" but it's entrenched behaviour that we need to take into account when making what is a difficult change for everyone. Do we have to build this ourselves?
for the love of god please allow us to see a list of sharepoint sites we are members of..
Wow - it's August 2020 and after seeing threads of this request for years, it's still not available. It's basic - like every other tool I have, I can see what I have access to. Surely, there is a simple switch to turn on a third option in Sharepoint: 1. See all SP libraries I have access to; 2. Frequent; 3. Following.
I can't even start to put into simple words the arguments behind this but let's start with: how can I 'follow' the right SP libraries if I can't find them.
I am admin of my companies O365. I've recently set up two new SP libraries via teams and want to move folders from another library, via the web app, to the new SP library - but can't find it. I know, I can go into Teams, open in SP and 'follow/favourite' from there. But why? Why can't I just see it in my SP when I open it?
And what harm does it do Microsoft to turn this third option on?
As a business owner, I can see there could be complications it I have a large org and everyone can see all SP libraries that they might be able to access. But it's no different than when we could see all libraries in Windows Explorer - I just need to make sure I have the right permissions on.
Please sort this out. Soon...
please make this available
Tim Farlow commented
There so many use cases for this one. To name a few - "What do I own?", "Should I create a new site for a business purpose or is there only already within my company?", "I remember seeing a site within my company, but Search isn't finding it", "What old stuff do I need to clean up, as part of compliance with company data retention policies?", ...
If you really think that there are too many sites to make a list useful, then give us a site search that just searches sites by name and/or site owner and/or site member.
Norma B commented
If SharePoint can build a central hub like the MS Planner Hub, that would be ideal. Just like Planner shows you a list of all plans you have access to and can favorite, having SharePoint mimic that would be great.
Same. A full list of groups and SPs that I belong to would help work flow so much. I have over 15 that I belong to and "Own" but I cannot get them all displayed in one place. I had to create bookmarks in my browser which takes a few minutes...and while this works, there is not a dashboard to view all SPs in one place. Also the search function does not work for all sites, just some of them.
Likewise, in the desktop apps I cannot view all SPs and groups. I should be able to, it is needed for workflow. I can manage with the right clicking on a file in the browser and opening with the desktop app, but it adds 30-90 seconds to each file I have to modify and I have more than 30 I have to modify a day, and that adds up to some seriously unproductive searching.
PLEASE MAKE THIS AVAILABLE
As a minimum I would like to be able to see a list of all of the sites I have ownership of. That goes beyond just seeing the sites I view frequently.
For example, there may be sites that I have created previously but have forgotten about due to lack of use. It would be good to have a place where I can see what sites I own so I can delete any sites that are no longer required but that I may have forgotten about.
It would also be useful to see what sites I have access to in general. Sometimes communications are not good in the organisation and sites that I may find useful I do not know about. Being able to look at a list of all sites that I have access to would be useful for discovery purposes. Even where communication is good and I am aware of the existence of a site, sometimes I won't require to use it for a long period of time. It would be good to have a list of sites that I can access as a reminder of such sites that would not appear on my frequently visited list due to the nature of how I use certain sites. In theory I could favourite all sites I stumble across on and create my own list but this seems to then dilute the usefulness of my favourite sites.
On numerous times I've searched for documentation that I know exists and can't find it, on contacting the owner it turns out I already had access to it, but it was on a site I don't use frequently. IT services should be an enabler, and not make me waste my time and that of others because sites are hidden.
OK, this is absurd. So I couldn't even find a site i created and am following (not under following). So I dug back into emails to co-workers to find the direct link. I go to it. Reload another Sharepoint tab, and YES! it's now on my following list. Uh, BUT, it wiped out another site I am following, so I have no clue where it is. Are you people imbeciles?
I created the damn site and I can't even find it. How freaking stupid is that?
I would like a option to see all sharepoint sites that i have access to. I know that I would tend to add people to document libraries that I manage but I don't always send them a link to the site when I am creating their access. I know other colleagues do the same and if they then forget to send the link on when they are ready to share content on the library then there is currently no way for me to know that I have access to the site.
John Fester commented
It is ignorant for Microsoft to think this is NOT useful. Of course it is useful, but it is also REQUIRED. Why microsoft thinks it would not be used is just a bad way of saying they have not worked on this yet. Yes, it is quite necessary and the very basic functionality of a GUI...show me everything I have access to. That is VERY basic and every other system has this except microsoft's.
I would like a way to see all sites I am a member of. I don't have time to always remember and find the exact links I I actually don't want to be "following" too many sites
I created a shared site. I didn't bookmark it as I thought there would just be a link on my "own" site to it. But no, there is not a link anywhere. Ridiculous that I cannot even see a site I have created and shared. Meanwhile I have random sites popping up in the "shared libraries" list that I have never ever visited.
Discovery. I can't tell you how much of my day is wasted trying to find stuff in SharePoint. Why why why isn't this basic functionality available?
Corey Johnson commented
AS a user, I need to :
* search what sites I have access to
* list all sites I have access to
* categorise sites by organisation
This is the first thing new users ask for. It's unavailability is an immediate obstacle to engagement and change management.
How is this not a fundamental feature? I'm trying to admin some shares but I cant even see them via the online portal, I genuinely cant believe this is not standard?