New SharePoint Feature: SharePoint Site URL Rename

SharePoint URL Rename

Microsoft Bulletin MC 193275 Published Oct 16, 2019 – associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 56205

Microsoft will be making it possible for SharePoint Administrators to change site URL’s.

Does not apply to Office 365 subscriptions for EDU tenants.

Begins mid-October and completes end of October.

Microsoft states, “As a global or SharePoint admin in your organization, you will be able to change the URL for the following types of sites (previously called “site collections”):

  • Classic team sites
  • Communication sites
  • Modern team sites that don’t belong to an Office 365 group
  • Office 365 group-connected team sites

For example, if you have a site named https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/Develpment, you can rename the site to correct the incorrect spelling of “development” via the SharePoint admin center.

Automatically-generated redirects will ensure that old links do not break.”

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