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May 12, 2020

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New Feature: SharePoint home sites

From Microsoft Corporation

MC212106, Stay Informed, Published date: May 6, 2020

SharePoint home sites is a new Microsoft 365 feature to help you configure and launch the top landing page for your organization.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 26842.

When this will happen

  • This feature is currently available to all Targeted Release (entire organization) customers.
  • We’ll be gradually rolling this out to all customers starting early May 2020 and will complete the roll out by the end of month. 

How this will affect your organization

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, that site will have a highly visible and unique entry point in the landing experience of the SharePoint mobile app. In addition, your home site will be automatically setup to be an organizational news site and have organization-wide search configured.

Home site mobile

What you need to do to prepare

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

Set-SPOHomeSite -HomeSiteUrl

Learn more about setting up a home site.

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