Auto updating classic SharePoint team site home pages to the modern template

New SharePoint Feature

MC202661, Microsoft Bulletin, Published date: Jan 30, 2020

From Microsoft:

Major Update: Announcement Applies To: All

With this update, classic SharePoint team site home pages that have not been customized will be automatically updated to a modern home page template.

  • We’ll begin gradually rolling this out to Targeted Release customers in early March 2020.
  • The rollout will be complete by the end of May.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 60405.How does this affect me?

On classic SharePoint team sites (STS#0 only) where the home page has not been customized, end users will see a modern home page on their first visit after this feature rolls out to your tenant. On that first visit, SharePoint will walk your users through the new capabilities. The new home page for your team site makes it easier to post news and to use the site on mobile devices.

This change only affects the home page of classic team sites (STS#0) when a home page contains only out-of-the box default web parts such as getting started, document library, and newsfeed. Classic team sites that contain customized content will not be automatically updated. Note: this update does not create an Office 365 Group for the team site, which would happen with the creation of a modern team site in SharePoint.

Site collection admins or site owners can choose to revert to their previous classic home page.What do I need to do to prepare for this change?

If you do nothing, your classic SharePoint team site home pages that contain only out-of-the box default web parts will automatically be updated to the modern home page template.

We recommend that you update your user training and notify your help desk of these upcoming changes.

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Additional information

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