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.
Otakar Venta commented
I'm trying to persuade our users to move from simple file share structure to Teams with SharePoint sites and I see inability to show them all sites where they have access to as main obstacle to move forward.
Rob Chambers commented
I don't understand how Microsoft can think this is not needed. They are not Apple. In an enterprise environment, where we have now given the controls to the users (sharepoint over file server), we absolutely need a way to tell what sites people are owners of. If not just for administration, but reporting, security, accountability. Jesus, if a user leaves my company, I cant even just close their account because they have used OneDrive now. So I'm now kind of stuck with having to search all my sites, by hand, to see what they were an owner of and if they were the only owner or not. I would feel surprised, but there is just so much of this crap floating around. It seems like Microsoft don't actually understand their products so when someone asks for something, they don't know how to do it so they tell us actually we don't want it. I really feel these days that Office 365 is just based on a lie, its a number of very old technologies stitched together by people who don't really understand them, put onto hardware that can't cope with demand, and then sold at a premium. When you have 500 people voting on here for something, that generally means we want it. Get this moving, your competitors are not hanging around. Even Google Drive is starting to compare these days, let alone Box, Confluence, Igloo, huddle, the list goes on, and although they don't have your level of market share, their products are generally considered better than SharePoint. The ONLY, and I really emphasise the word ONLY here, reason that SharePoint has the users it has is because you give it away essentially for free in Office 365, it is too complicated and you don't help yourselves with statements like this. Unfortunately, I cant decide to move away from Sharepoint, but if I could I would. SharePoint is more of a development studio with some file storage thrown in. We need a working intranet, with the features that we want. Sort it out.
Todd Byrne commented
need to know what sites I own.
Security is Here: its not about the content sometimes, its about the ownership and following accountability for the stored/posted/shared through the Sharepoint information.
Microsoft works with large financial and security corporations, which need an understanding who owns what. How you can apply security controls if owners don't know what they actually own?
Sharepoint becomes one more dark place of uncontrolled sensitive information storage and sharing. #addthefeature #notsecure
As a tenant administrator I really need to find an easy way for users to pull a list of all the sharepoint online sites they own, whether in a sharepoint directly or within an office 365 owner group.
Nick Van Maele commented
So... how many votes does a functionality need to actually be implemented? Any response if this is on the roadmap yet? Also in our organisation it is a common question, particularly since Teams is being used and the number of sites is growing rapidly.
Todd Newton commented
Basic feature that should have been implemented out of the gate.
Git r' dun!
This is badly needed.
In response to the Admin's request for scenarios in which this is needed:
My engineering consultancy utilizes Sharepoint sites for managing project files. We set up a new Sharepoint site for every project, and give access to everyone on our team. The result is that every user has to maintain their own list of project Sharepoint sites with bookmarks. If they lose this list, or - as is more frequently the case - forget to bookmark the page because they weren't initially involved in the project at the outset, then they have to go asking colleagues to resend a link, or try to locate the original email notification that access was granted (if this wasn't deleted). This can be problematic because we've people working in various time zones.
As it stands we have dozens of individuals curating their own lists. We've also developed a manually curated group list, but it's clunky to keep up to date. Wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to do this? Yes, yes it would.
I hope this illustrates that there IS a need for this.
Stephanie Henning commented
I would say both functions are necessary.
(1) I am often added to sites which I only need to access infrequently. In that case, I'm not likely to "follow" the site or bookmark it or anything else because my interaction with it is infrequent. But when I DO need to find it, I currently can't unless I remember the actual name of the site and can search for it. So first off, yes, I would definitely like to see an option for a list of all the SharePoint site's I'm actually a member of.
(2) It would also be helpful to see all SharePoint sites I technically have access to, like a "Browse SharePoint Sites in Your Organization" option. I see this as being most helpful for identifying communities of practice and other interest groups where I may not know the group exists and they may not know I exist--how else are we supposed to find each other in a large, geographically dispersed organization?
I suppose the requirement is “show me all sites I’m a member of” and not show me all site collections I can access. Is this reflected in any feature Microsoft is providing?
Dennis Roberts commented
This is one of the most common SharePoint-related questions in our company: “How can I see all the sites I’m allowed to access?”
Yes, the list of sites might be long, but there’s definitely a need for this functionality. Obviously it would only relate to a single tenancy.
yes!!! I will vote for this function!
MS is a bunch if idiots commented
Why the fuck isn't this a thing.
What is fuckign wrong with you microsoft.
Why the fuck can't we just see a list of the sites we have access too.
MS your are absolute idiots.
Yes you reading this. Go tell someone how much of a shit head you all are. This is basic functionallity.
It's 2020, and this is still a problem. But, searching using the wildcard (*) and limiting results to "sites" did work. But it's not intuitive and shouldn't be this hard to get basic functionality like seeing what SP site you're a member of.
Olivier Hamon commented
Just to clarify one use-case, even though it is incredible that no product owner at MSFT has been pushing this obvious requirement for the past 3 years:
1- A new employee is hired, he is provided with a Microsoft account and valid licenses
2- He is given permissions to access some SharePoint sites
3- He connects to SharePoint to see which documents are available to new employees, but cannot discover any site (unless he already knows there exact name...).
Actually there is a workaround, but very few employees think about it: go search "*", select "sites", and here is the list! This is NOT a user-friendly UX.
Also, note than when giving permission to a user on a site, he does not receive any notification, which could be a good first step (is there a way to configure this somehow?).
How can this not be implemented? Someone says "Oh, that is on one of the marketing sites". I didn't even know these existed, and I don't know who the owner is. I guess this functionality is missing because the people at MSFT the build this software are all admins. Simple users are left confused and forced to roam the office looking for someone to give them a clue as to what sites exist.
Microsoft Admin: Any updates? Your last post was November 2, 2018. A lot of us would like to see this implemented.
EVERYONE would like to see this feature implemented. Let's go!
Its the most useful thing you could actually give us, and yet again, MSFT falls far behind everyone else.
Yes, show me the sites I am the site collection admin for, that I am a full control owner, and that I am a member of.
Yes, the focus is "Show me all sites I'm a member of".