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In May 2016, we unveiled a new vision for the future of SharePoint, and today we’re pleased to announce the rollout of several new enhancements to SharePoint Online team sites in Office 365, including deeper integration with Office 365 Groups. These enhancements will begin rolling out to Office 365 First Release customers next week.

The home page of a SharePoint Online modern team site gives you immediate visibility into site activity and important documents, with quick access to Office 365 Groups, its members and associated Office 365 apps.

Team site publishing pages and new web parts

Modern team site pages are fast, easy to author and support rich multimedia content. And pages look great on any device, in a browser or from within the SharePoint app. Using pages is a great way to communicate and share your ideas—such as status and trip reports, how-to write-ups, know-before-you-go guides and frequently asked questions.

Team site publishing pages are easily created in your browser when you click New within a SharePoint Online team site.

SharePoint pages are built with web parts, which you can customize according to your needs. You can add documents, videos, images, site activities, Yammer feeds and more. Just click the + sign and pick a web part from the toolbox to add content to your page. The new “highlighted content” web part lets you set criteria so that specific content will automatically and dynamically populate in that area of the page. And using the SharePoint Framework, developers can build custom web parts that will show up right in the toolbox.

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The toolbox allows you to add web parts to your SharePoint page.

To get started using SharePoint Online team sites in Office 365 follow these easy steps:

How to get started

  1. From the upper-right of any team site home page, click the gear icon to open the Settings menu and then click Add a page. Alternatively, on the modern team site home page, click New and then click Page. The new page appears.
  2. Click Name your page and then type a title for the page.
  3. Click the + sign to add content using the toolbox. Your work is saved automatically.
  4. Click Save and close when you are finished.
  5. To edit a saved page, click Edit.
  6. After the page looks perfect, click Publish.

To share the page via email, just click Share at the top of the page.

Learn more how to add a page to a site.

Office 365 Groups + team sites integration

When you create a group, Office 365 gives the group a shared inbox, calendar, OneNote notebook, a Planner for task management—and now, a full-powered SharePoint team site. Each group gets a modern home page—with the ability to create additional pages—document libraries, lists and business apps.

The integration of groups and SharePoint team sites means that any time a new team site is created, a new group membership will be created as well. You can easily see the members of the site, if the site is listed as public or private within your organization and how it has been classified. In addition, all existing Office 365 groups will be updated with their own team site. And once the rollout is complete for your tenant, all newly created groups will get a team site by default.

We’re also rolling out a number of new capabilities that members of the group will have access to within the team site.

Let’s dive in to the details of what’s new.

Home page—We redesigned the team site home page to focus on the team’s most relevant content, while maintaining easy navigation to the team’s lists, libraries, pages, subsites and apps. The home page also provides quick access to the group’s Outlook conversations. And when you click on the name of the team site (“Loyalty Program” in the below screenshot), you will see the group card with navigation links to more of the group’s calendar, files and more.

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The new SharePoint Online team site home page for an Office 365 group showcases important content and site activity.

Quick links—Make it easy for your team to find what matters. Simply click Add, choose the file or insert the URL—now the content appears at the top of the home page. Content within Quick links can be files, pages and apps from inside your team site or from anywhere on the web.

Activity—Stay in the know with visibility into what is happening, and who’s doing what, throughout your team site. The Activity section surfaces recent actions on files, lists, pages and more.

The Office 365 Groups team site includes all of the updates we made to SharePoint in recent months including:

Modern lists and support for Microsoft Flow and PowerApps—Collaborate on structured data, connect with other data sources, automate business processes and create mobile business applications based on SharePoint lists.

Modern document libraries—Create, co-author, share and organize files, and access those files across devices with a rich, browser-based experience, or with the SharePoint and OneDrive apps. Note: Microsoft PowerApps and Flow will both soon come to the modern document library experience.

Updated Site Contents page—Create, manage and evaluate the reach and impact of content in your team site.

Learn more about modern team sites and Office 365 Groups for users and admins.

New site collection limit

As more and more teams embrace the breadth of capabilities offered in SharePoint Online across team sites, Office 365 Video and portal sites, their content storage requirements are growing. To address this, we will increase the SharePoint Online site collection storage limit in the coming weeks from 1 TB to 25 TB. This increased limit will be immediately reflected in the official SharePoint Online boundaries and limits article. Note: this is an increase to the capacity potential of individual site collections.

Manageability and extensibility

Managing modern team sites aligns to a great degree with Office 365 Groups administration by following usage guidelines, naming conventions and classification. There are some site administration tasks that team sites rely on that are controlled within the SharePoint Online admin center—like storage quota or the ability to adhere to a custom site provisioning experience if desired.

And when you want to customize the home page, we are committed to enabling page configuration (choosing web parts, adding text) and extensibility (writing custom code) in our modern experiences going forward—inclusive of continuity for customers taking advantage of extensibility in classic experiences for the foreseeable future. We plan to add support for customizing the home page using modern development techniques. Existing customized home pages will remain in classic mode.

Keep the feedback and ideas coming

We invite you to join in the conversation on the Office 365 Network and tell us what you think about these new capabilities. We also welcome feature requests and feedback via Office 365 UserVoice, @SharePoint and @Office365 on Twitter, and in the comments below. As Ken Blanchard said, “None of us is as smart as all of us.” And so, we work and move forward together.

—Mark Kashman, senior product manager for the SharePoint team

Frequently asked questions

Q. Will these new capabilities come to existing team sites?

A. Yes. Existing team sites already have updated document libraries and lists, and with today’s announcement, they now get modern pages as well. We are working to allow customers who use existing team sites to configure use of the modern home page or keep using the current classic home page for the foreseeable future.

Q. When can I expect to see these updates in my Office 365 tenant?

A. Modern SharePoint Online team sites will first come to existing Office 365 Groups. It will start rolling out to First Release customers early September 2016. This will include the new home page, publishing pages, quick links, activity—inclusive of modern lists and libraries.

The new 25 TB site collection limit will begin rolling out next week and is expected to be rolled out to all Office 365 customers worldwide within one month.

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  1. It’s great to see the new sites rolling out but you are missing the customization side of SharePoint, companies need to have their brand across the internal site and with the modern site it is not possible.
    Custom actions and the alternate css files should be available in the modern sites too as soon as possible.

    • Thanks Joao. We put initial information in the post about the plan for allowing customization, in addition to page adjustments that are more configuration vs code. Please review the 2nd paragraph in the above “Manageability and extensibility” section.

      We will have more to share closer to Ignite, and will certainly provide insight into what is possible along with Support articles about “how to.” The main take away today is that we are committed to enabling configuration and extensibility in the near future.

      Appreciate the feedback and the review of the blog,
      Mark

  2. Hi
    Some of these images come straight out of the new SharePoint Framework playbook (including the SharePoint Workbench). Does this mean that the new SharePoint Framework is now available on production sites ?
    Regards
    Nigel

  3. What I understand is when a team site is created a group is automatically created. Does this mean after this update Groups and Team sites are one? So when a group is created a team site is also created but does this also work visa versa, so when a team site is created that a group is created?

    And when I create a group right now I can see a limited team site is created as a hidden site collection. But when I use self service site creation a subsite is created. So how should I deal with this? Or is the group creation only working for team sites created as a site collection.

    • Hi Evert,

      Your assessment is close. Every new and existing Group gets a team site; Office 365 Groups is the component that dictates membership across the various Office 365 apps (like Conversations, Calendar, Files, Planner … and now Site) – on behalf of all listed members.

      And we are currently planning for, 1) how Groups membership comes to existing team sites, and 2) taking over the “create site” work stream from the SharePoint home in Office 365; the sub site creation you see today, will evolve to creating a new team site connected to an Office 365 Group that has it’s own, single site collection for the Files (the primary, default document library of that site collection) and Site (the home page with Quick Links and Activity; as shown above) and then any new document libraries, lists and apps created within. More to come on all of this when we reach that milestone.

      Thanks,
      Mark

      • Mark, how does this work for hybrid exchange users. Currently I’ve seen only a link to conversations which doesn’t exist for non exchange online users. Will there be a group management ux outside of outlook online? Will those hybrid users be able to manage user member of SharePoint teams / groups? Will the yammer webpart surface a yammer group associated with this office 365 groups membership? Finally what are the implications for external sharing with this groups change? Basically looking for the groups and SharePoint details. Love that you guys are doing this and really big believer in these changes!

        • I’ll need to check on Exchange hybrid. Office 365 Groups is tied to Office 365 and core workloads like Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business, Planner, etc.. Yammer web part can be programmed to any Yammer group. And the team is working on bringing external sharing to Groups, of which external users would gain access to all group assets, including the team site.

      • Hi Mark,

        Can you tell me anything about the planning? When will it be available when I create a Team site it is a site collection with a Group connected to it?

        And I see my files on my groups are already a team site. But if I go to site contents or site settings this just doesn’t work. Is that correct? Will that change in the upcoming weeks?

        Best regards,

        Evert

        • We start rolling out to First Release customers next week. And the “Files” you see are the default document library of the existing site collection for your Group. With this announcement and roll out, we more fully expose the full team site of that same site collection, with new functionality, too.

          Hope that helps,
          Mark

  4. Will the modern team sites utilize the existing Themes to influence colors and fonts?

    • Hi Kyle,

      The new home page of a modern team site is not yet aware of site theming, and certainly is on track to adhere to these choices with additional configuration and extensibility opportunities as outlined in the post above. And know that existing team sites with custom theming applied won’t be touched, though we do plan to give the option to opt into the new modern page once we bring them to existing team sites beyond this phase – which is focused on new and existing Office 365 Groups getting a modern team site for the first time.

      Thanks,
      Mark

  5. If I were to create a new Team subsite within a site collection, is that connected to an Office 365 Group? Or is it only each Team site collection that is connect to a O365 Group?

    • If you have an existing team site (site collection) before the announcements this week, then the subsite created your existing site collection would not be connected to an Office 365 Group; creating a new team site subsite would not be connected to Office 365 Groups.

      Going forward, per the above announcements, when you create an Office 365 Group, the group’s site collection provides them a default document library (“Files” in the group navigation) and the team site (“Sites” in the group’s top nav); among the other apps across Office 365 (Conversations, Calendar, Notebook, Planner, etc.). And if you create a subsite within a team site with Office 365 Groups integration, then yes, the susbsite is also connected to Office 365 Groups.

      Hope that helps,
      Mark

      • ” if you create a subsite within a team site with Office 365 Groups integration, then yes, the susbsite is also connected to Office 365 Groups.” – In this case which Group would it be connected to? The parent Group or would you be given the option of creating a new Group. Also what happens to the paradigm of Owners, Members and Visitors. Those would now be applied in the context of Group permissions?

  6. This is starting to looking great, and can’t wait to see the roll out.

    Some other items also needed for new Groups:
    – Allow external file sharing
    – Change URL

    Also – Planner is shaping up as a great tool but we already have Team Sites fully rolled out on our system. Will the ability to add Planner functionality come to existing Team Sites?

    • We will leverage the external user capabilities Office 365 Groups has today. So if an external user is added to the group’s member list – say from within Outlook – they that external user will have access to all group assets, including the team site.

      Change URL is a great request. We’ve done a lot of work to simplify URLs, and always open to feedback on what’s next. Assume you’re asking about vanity URLs, and this comes as additional feedback we’ve heard; supports prioritization for sure.

      We certainly are working with the Planner team to bring an experiences into the team site – think in terms of a Planner web part. And for existing team sites – we are reviewing how we can adapt the Office 365 Groups experiences holistically as a choice for customers who want to make this association when available.

      Hope that helps,
      Mark

  7. Very cool, looking forward to trying this out. Am curious how the permissions will work, ie, will the Group permissions be administered separately from the SharePont teamsite permissions or they’ll be somehow integrated? Some details how that will work would be great.

    • For team sites natively integrated with Office 365 Groups, membership is solely managed from within the Group. AKA, the Azure Active Directory (AAD) object that created when the team site is created is what we use to manage permissions to the site – following what is possible for managing membership per what Office 365 Groups enables.

      In the future, we’d like to offer the ability to associate an existing team site to a new or existing Office 365 Group – and here we are looking at the options for best how to combine permissions already set at the existing site level with new permissions coming from the groups AAD object.

      Hope that helps,
      Mark

  8. I see that Microsoft is having plans to rollout custom action capabilities soon. What if we need to control/limit custom actions for team sites provisioned with Office Group. Also, what are permissions controls and governance options availalbe here so that we can control systematic usage of custom features when they become available for team sites. Is the team site provided via Office Group going to be anyway different than what we can provision and manage as Sharepoint Admins today. If no, how we control unmanaged growth. Are we saying only option for that is to control group provisioning?

    I wish there is default option to use only OOB features for such team sites by group owners with limited permissions (definately not SCA) and if you need custom action, request SP admins to manage/enable those features for team site.

    • I agree completely with what Jignesh is saying here. In an Enterprise environment governance should come first not as an after thought. Also with this Office Group scheme you will end up creating a large amount of Data Silos like the old File Share problem SharePoint was so effective in solving. When anyone can create Site Collections at a whim you get duplication of files and efforts along with Data Silos. I am at a loss to see Microsoft going backwards from the reason SharePoint became so successful in the first place.

      • Grover, can you explain more: the old file share problem sharepoint was so effective in solving?

  9. Will Yammer be integrated with the new team site/Office group? e.g. Creating a team site/group will also create a Yammer group, and all these components are linked (permission synced etc)

    Thanks!

    • Wilson we’ll be sharing information on the upcoming Yammer and Office 365 Groups integration at the end of month at Microsoft Ignite, please stay tune.

    • Yes. Please take a look at this Office 365 roadmap item for more details (http://fasttrack.microsoft.com/roadmap?filters=yammer#I-840); great work going on here to bring Yammer more and more into Office 365 – and we, the Sharepoint team have a lot of new integration work, including the embed functionality into the publishing pages mentioned above.

      Thanks,
      Mark

    • Thanks for the update and link! Really looking forward to it. We have lots of team site at the moment and has been holding off on Yammer/Office Group. Keen to see all the integration comes together and shift to the new world!

      Cheers,
      Wilson

      • We’re in the same situation with team sites (perhaps we could exchange experiences). what about custom workflow we developed for our document libraries using designer & typescript. Will we be able to use them on thes “files” library?

  10. Is there any news on allowing access to external users for O365 groups?

    • Kevin yes we are very close to start the rollout out, please stay tune for an announcement next week on this subject.

  11. Does 25TB storage limit applies to only Office 365 Video and portal sites or it applies to all site collections i.e. Teamsites and Recordsites?

    • All of the above :-). From a platform perspective, we are increasing the ability for SharePoint Online site collections to store “up to 25TB” across all site collections – including all you called out.

      Thanks,
      Mark

      • Mark, does that all tenants will have 25TB available to store information or does it mean they will remain on the 1TB capacity but have the ability to scale a single Site Collection to 25TB? In essence, are all SharePoint Team Sites now getting 25TB of storage or do they remain at their current 1TB limit?

  12. Will publishing sites be able to take advantage of new publishing pages at some point?

    • We are working on the final mile plans to support modern pages within site collections that use the publishing infrastructure. We’ll have more to share in a number of months about timing and what it looks like to have classic pages alongside modern pages in a site collection that uses the publishing features.

      Thanks,
      Mark

  13. I’m excited to see the changes. I have noticed there is a gap when looking at SharePoint administration site – I don’t see the team sites that are created. I need to have a different set of permissions (Exchange admin rights) in order to see the site address created that is associated to the Office365 group. I think it will be handy to expose the team sites within SharePoint administration even if it’s a read only list – at least SharePoint admins would be able to see that the address has been used.

    • This is a known area/gap in the initial roll out. We are working with the SharePoint Online admin center team to plan for how team sites created via the new Office 365 Groups provisioning pipeline will appear in SPO admin center. Stay tuned, and thanks for letting us know what is important and helpful. We don’t want to miss anything.

      Thanks,
      Mark

  14. Hi, just wanna ask. Is this New capabilities available worldwide? I’m from Malaysia. Is this available here?

    • These new capabilities will begin roll out initially to First Release customers, and then within 1-2 months we will roll out to the full worldwide production environment.

  15. Hi,
    Can I ask if I should just recreate what is currently a VERY simple Sharpeoint site as a Group? It seems like that would be the most powerful flexible option as all Groups get a Sharepoint site, but my existing Sharepoint sites -wont- get a Group?

    Currently we have a mix of Team sites (really only used for files and shared calendars), Groups, and distribution lists so I am trying to streamline and simplify as we are only a 40 person company without on staff IT.

    Really confused about best practices, and I guess Groups was intended to allow small companies especially to use the SharePoint platform in an easier way.

    Thanks!

    • Hi regionalaccess,

      We do plan to bring Groups to existing team sites as an option, some think of this as bringing your team site to a Group. And there are many scenarios Office 365 Groups supports across all size companies. One mental model is to see Groups as a slice of mnay of the Office 365 capabilities carved off for the unified use of a team, sometimes ad-hoc or for shorter periods of time (like event prep, project launch), and sometimes longer term as you prescribe for real and virtual teams working on ongoing projects, recurring quarterly reviews, regional teams… you can create team sites that are meant for all, and you can create team sites that are meant for a smaller susbset of people in the company.

      Thanks,
      Mark

      • @mark kashman, will it be possible to link an existing group with an existing team site?

        Thanks

        • Not yet, and the engineering team is working on the plan to do so, with more to share at Ignite toward the end of this month. Important to maintain existing permissions and add value to more easily manage via Groups.

          Thx,
          Mark

  16. Will the Tree View navigation still work? I see that Modern libraries don’t support it (yet?).

    • I’ll need to check in on this one. Main focus is to ensure legacy features and customizations don’t break and new methods of navigation across the site and group are introduced, alongside the value of being able to configure and customize as well within the modern experience.

      Thx,
      Mark

  17. Very impressed with these changes and innovations. I can’t wait to start making use of them. Many thanks to @Mark Kashman for the comprehensive replies here too, much valued by me.

    • Glad your peaking in the interest space and plugged into the news and engaging – best for us to know the good and the not-so-perfect-for-our-customers-yet, too. Let us know more when you move from read about it > to benefitting with it.

      Cheers,
      Mark

  18. any integration with the office365 planner? wouldn’t be nice having basic planner features within a team site?

    • Not yet, and you’re thinking just like we are, specifically your thinking like a guy named John who owns managing all 1st and 3rd party web parts to be built going forward; and 3rd party in this instance means internal and external – internal teams being ones like the PowerBI team, the Yammer team, the Planner team, the Exchange team — all being asked, an many working on it, to deliver new, powerful web parts that enhance the experience of a team site bringing in data and information from other services. We don’t have timing to share, but the ask is out to the Planner team ahead of this post and we’ll keep all updated about progress and the next wave of web parts coming to a page toolbox near you :-).

      Thanks,
      Mark

  19. Very excited to see a major increase to site collection storage limits, from 1 TB up to 25 TB. The new limits, along with already increased limits in file size and database size, dramatically help companies adapt to rapidly evolving content types and profiles. We’ve seen the average BLOB size more than double in the last 2 years as more companies incorporate and store more rich media types. This new limit will enable more companies in entertainment, healthcare, insurance, architectural and legal industries leverage SharePoint Online for more comprehensive content management. Anyone with a scan and capture application will also be cheering the news. These changes and other expanding limits, such as OneDrive libraries expanding to 5 TB, show a continuing commitment to the SharePoint community, both for SharePoint Online and SharePoint on-premises.

    • Thx for the specific storage scenario details. I know a guy name Zach (lead engineering managing all storage limit improvements over the years) who will love reading your summary view. Thanks, Mark.

      • I do love reading this! Thanks Paul for the great call out and I hope our announcements will continue to excite you in the year to come.

  20. Hi Mark,

    I understand that all groups new or existing will get a team site and that any newly created team sites will get a group. However what is the plan for existing team sites? Will they eventually get a group as well?

    • Hi Lee,

      The engineering team is working on the plan to do so, with more to share at Ignite toward the end of this month. Important to maintain existing permissions and add value to more easily manage via Groups.

      Thx,
      Mark

  21. I’m more concerned about the features that will be taken away. In the past, I have been far more affected by things that I can no longer do, as opposed to anything new. Is there a list of current features that will be excluded in this “new vision of SharePoint”?

    • Hi Craig,

      We have been including known issues within each post, mainly indicating things that may go away – usually for a period of time as we build the capability into the modern experiences. We, too, message directly, and broadly, about functionality that we are deprecating (recently for SharePoint Online: “Tags & Notes”, “My Tasks” and “Public Website”) in addition to the broader motion of communication around InfoPath support.

      Let us know now or into the future if you have any questions or find anything that we didn’t communicate well.

      Thanks,
      Mark

  22. I’m very excited about the integration of Office 365 groups and SharePoint site collections. This will hopefully generate structures based on the genuine needs of organically grown teams across unified services, rather than led by arbitrary departmental groupings from AD. This should in turn drive engagement and simplify collaboration. At the moment, the SharePoint contribution to unified groups seems quite limited, but the exposure to a full site collection for each group should open this up tremendously.

    Mark Kashman, I hope that the API will make it easy for developers to grab hold of the SharePoint Site for each unified group – I suppose the group name is already a clue. Just looking at permissions, I’m glad that the unified groups will form the default for this – it’s like SharePoint groups but without all the fiddling, and presumably the unified groups can be used across site collections where that kind of collaboration is needed. But I hope that it will always be possible to also poke individual users into permissions for sites, lists, and items – there will always be a need for governance/monitoring/contribution through Heads of Service or ad hoc users. In short, I hope that we will still be able to do everything in a Site Collection based on an unified group that we can in a Site Collection which we build today.

    • Hi Darren,

      Really appreciate your feedback and assertions to the importance of easy to manage membership driven by users AND IT control; these are the bookends we start with to have the right framework to build off of. The Azure Active Directory (AAD) team via Office 365 Groups enables a very simple and powerful method for self-service, and it comes with admin dials to help manage behind the scenes. All up, the governance potential is increased by both, and we understand the need for granularity in cases (site collections) that require it; even programmatically.

      A lot of existing tech and more to come to help you and others truly govern per requirement, balanced with user empowerment to “organically grow” and increase productivity and collab.

      Thanks,
      Mark

  23. Hi Mark,
    when we can expect New capabilities in SharePoint Online team sites including integration with Office 365 Groups:)

    • We began rolling out to our First Release customers this week (week of Sept. 6th) and should complete FR rollout 100% with 1-2 weeks. We then will move to rollout to the broader production environment, knowing it typically takes 1-2 months to rollout 100% to WW production customers.

      We’ll use the @SharePoint twitter handle to message progress; like this recent one for the new Site Contents page: https://twitter.com/SharePoint/status/773193467950342144. Give it a follow!

      Thanks,
      Mark

      • Why not add the progress report to Office 365 Admin portal? That should be the one-stop-shop also for progress info! 🙂

  24. Great stuff!! It works!!

    However what is up with the white space at the top of the new pages?

    • We like that you like it, Andrew. And I think our designers had watched “2001: A Space Odyssey” while coding the upper portion of the new pages… that pun being said and now over, it is an area that will be addressed with the concept of you being able to choose a header graphic for the top portion of the page as you can within your personal blog (within the Delve interface). Both use the same authoring canvas technology, and enabling the top header is something that didn’t make the rollout cut, and it being worked on. Until then, let space rule and we all ask, “What are you doing, Dave.” I know, Dave, and he is working on it. :-).

      Thanks,
      Mark

  25. Hi
    am I right in finding that Site Columns do not get inherited at a group level?
    i.e. when you create a new group, it seems to create a document library, but the custom site columns I have created in the root of the site are not available to this document library.

    Thanks

    • It is possible at this time that the default Files document library for the group would not inherit custom columns. I’ll have to check with eng to find out why, and if this is a now or always outcome. The goal is that a document library is a document library be it within a modern team site of a group, or in a classic team site – both based on the core SharePoint Online team site template.

      Thx,
      Mark

      • Thanks Mark,

        I can confirm that if I create a document library ‘normally’ I can see the site columns I have defined, but if I create a group using the new functionality, then the resulting file library if creates cannot see the site columns I have created.

        Cheers

        Gordon

  26. Always curious how these added features impact the overall storage in O365. While I realize these are some very important functionality introductions, it seems governance is not of utmost concern to MS. Since pretty much anyone can create a group, which will soon equate to a SPO site, how does all this impact our tenant storage?

    • This is coming soon for SharePoint Online team sites sync, something we will demo at Ignite and share more on timing then… stay tuned.

  27. hi,

    Will the new team site still have global (top) navigation. Please confirm ?

    Thanks,
    Praveen

  28. What information can you provide about the ability of the Next Gen OneDrive Sync Client or its successor to sync SharePoint document libraries? Thanks.

    • The team is certainly working on it, and we will certainly demo it at Ignite. So it’s coming soon for SharePoint Online team sites … :).

  29. Hello. Will site admins be notified when the update is pushed to our environments?

  30. Hello,

    Will it be possible now to create only team sites without creating a corresponding O365 group for it ? In my opinion there should be a choice which is offered to enable users to decide if they want a O365 group to be provisioned or not.

    Thanks –
    Girish

  31. Is there an updated blog post with new information about when these features are rolling out? We are a first release customer and I have not seen the new O365 group + Team site integration yet, or at least I am not looking in the right places. Thanks in advance.

    • Same here. In First Release but not seeing the new modern sharepoint sites at this point. O365 Groups don’t have sharepoint sites yet and creating a new site shows the old sharepoint layout. So far I have the new sharepoint homepage and external contacts for Groups available. Eagerly awaiting this update to sharepoint. Would love to test it out already.

    • Same and I am also in first release. I was going crazy thinking that I wasn’t look in the right place. Or that I have to enable it somewhere… So its good to see that I am not the only one not getting it.

    • Same here, trying to find out how to use team site with groups and vice-versa. An update would be helpful!

    • Really hoping to see this soon. Waiting for it really before I migrate. We are first release, but have seen no sign of it.

  32. I just had the opportunity to play with the new page authoring experience. It’s a big improvement for the average user to quickly add content, well done!

    Are there any plans to add some kind of grid/column design options? 100% width is a bit much for a single image.
    The new Google Sites implements this really well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSvnWUiCiFc

    I look forward to the expanded functionality coming later
    https://www.itunity.com/content/content/3312/branded-sharepoint-2016-experience-3.png

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