New SharePoint Feature

From Microsoft Corporation:

“SharePoint home sites is a new Office 365 feature.

We’ll be gradually rolling this out to Targeted Release customers the end of November 2019.
The roll out will be completed by the end of January 2020.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 RoadmapID26842

How does this affect me?

A Home site is the top landing page for your organization’s intranet. You can designate any communication site to be the home site with a simple PowerShell cmdlet

By making a communication site the home site, it will be more discoverable from both the SharePoint start page and the SharePoint mobile app. In addition, it will serve as a source of authoritative news for your organization and be automatically be set up for organization-wide search.

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?

There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change.

If you would like to enable a home site on a new or existing SharePoint communication site, execute this PowerShell command in the latest version of the SharePoint Online Management Shell:

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