Allow for customization of Suggested sites...
There are Suggested sites, Recommended sites, Managed Sites and Followed sites. But how does that classification even work?
Is there a way to edit Suggested sites?
The new landing page has a list of four but it appears to be read only. Is there no customization allowed for this new experience?
Alletha Menzies commented
Allowing admins to specify suggested sites would assist a lot of users who are not tech savvy. We serve WHS safety info via Sharepoint and this is accessed in the field by labourers. It would be great if suggested sites could be set up based on distribution groups so the content can be targeted for specific use cases
How about a way to GET RID OF THEM ALTOGETHER? The more MS diddles with O365, the worse it becomes. What a bloated, mass of mess...
Out of votes, but...YES! One of the selling points for our divisions was that SharePoint Online not only controls access, but controls visibility (e.g., the way files and areas users don't have access to are filtered out of search results). Now, site collections users don't have access to show up in suggested sites. Users get frustrated when they click and don't have access, site admins get frustrated by the sudden influx of access requests from users that should have no knowledge of their site collections, and global sharepoint online admins can't do anything to relieve these frustrations!
Paul Redmond commented
For those of you who are as frustrated as I am with the new group Sharepoint sites created as default, their lack of customization, the inability to delete group sites, and so on, reset Sharepoint to default back to Classic Site creation. Unfortunately, if you have already created the new style sites, you can't easily delete them and remake them into working Classic sites.
To do this go the Admin Centers in the Admin page of the O365 web portal, select Sharepoint, then Settings. Scroll down to 'Site Creation" and set it to Classic. Click okay and now new sites will always be the classic sites that at least can be deleted when you are done with them, and are actually useful at the landing page for users.
Paul Redmond commented
The new Sharepoint is terrible. What was M$ thinking?
Home page is now 100% useless, and non-customizable as far as I can tell after hours of futile effort.
While Sharepoint has always been clunky, at least the main functions were on the home page where you had documents and the conversation feed. Our less technically-adept employees barely managed that. Now I have to train them on additional steps to get to content. Fortunately at least previously-created sites still function as expected.
Now, we need powershell to even delete a site you you are no longer using because you took that function away from us in the UI.
Not good, not good at all. I ask again, what were you thinking, Microsoft? I can't believe your testers actually said this was an improvement. This isn't better, it's worse!
Yes, I'm frustrated, and rightfully so. You have taken away functionality and made it more difficult for both admins and users. Why?
Seb Gagne commented
I have just created a similar suggestion, feel free to go comment and vote!
The new SharePoint home page is next to useless without the ability to modify to what the users are used to. We are talking users NOT techies