Ability for global administrator to remove app from app launcher for all users
Ability for app to be globally removed from the app launcher - as opposed to telling 50,000+ to unpin it themselves.
We need to have the ability to allow users to remove Office 365 apps from the App Launcher. When users are trying to Pin frequent apps to the launcher, they get lost in the large list off basic apps like Word, PowerPoint, Yammer, Teams, etc. Users should be able to unpin any app from that bar that is not dictated by an Admin. This is a huge need!
If not unpin these apps give the ability demote them to the bottom.
Please give administrators the ability to turn off/on icons for Office 365 apps. We need this ability! Some organizations do not want all these app icons showing up and don't want our users accessing them because we have productivity concerns and we should be able to be selective. We are small company and don't want all these bells & whistles. We also don't want our administrator trying to keep a handle on OneDrive and all these apps and letting our users do whatever they want. We go thru audits and want to be able to provide proof we don't store files in the cloud beyond our email.
David Gould commented
Why does this not have more votes?
I would like to be able to promote the apps we use on a daily basis in our company and also modify it for specific user requirements such as access to Planner as the top priority for some and PwoerBi for others.
Managing which App gets pinned by default for users to see is such a basic requirement for managing smooth roll-out and adoption that I cannot believe it is not available from the start !
Scot Ellsworth commented
When will Microsoft give their customers / administrators the ability to "turn off" applications until they are ready to deploy them. This is a help desk and user experience PITA.
David Bailey commented
This was posted almost two years ago. Is there a solution? We need this functionality for our organization as well.
Star D. commented
The Project tile only maps to the 1 PWA instance, even though we have multiple PWA site collections.
We don't want to remove the Project license, because the users have access to other PWA site collections that the tile doesn't direct to.
Until this tile can point to multiple site collections (like the SharePoint Online tile does), it would be easiest if we could remove the tile.
Per Meyler commented
Focusing a lot on Office 365 adoption (which Microsoft does) and not being able to manage the app launcher does not make sense.
Alasdair Page commented
Totally agree. Want to remove Delve - can turn off Office Graph but can't take the tile off the App Launcher for all users.
Frederik Bonde Lykke Nielsen commented
Completely agree with this. It is way harder to introduce (or get approval) a number of different apps as supposed to only one - ex Onedrive for Business.
I cant get this without Word, Excel and Powerpoint and we are not ready for those yet.
Seems completely bonkers that as an Enterprise offering that this functionality is not already built into Office365.
Most large companies require "control" over what their users can and can't consume.