Customization of Office 365 Home page
Have customization possibilities for customization of the Home page (portal.office.com/home);
- Possibility to add mandatory tiles
- Possibility to remove tiles for users
- Add custom tiles (with a link)
Like the App Launcher customization possibilities.
Thanks for sharing this with us. The team is looking at how to improve the O365 homepage. These are helpful details. Others should please comment with specifics as well if they have ideas on customization improvements. – Jay Waltmunson (O365 Program Manager)
Aaron Akins commented
My god, how is this request 4 years old and still not actioned. Admins *need* the ability to control the tiles displayed on the home page of Office 365.
I've just upgraded to Office 365 from Office 2007 (which I loved). I found the screen much easier to read and, in particular, the icons clearer. Could I add my voice to those asking for a reformat to look like 2007 option. Thanks. Great products but the design is not as good as once it was.
Colin Mallaley commented
I recently requested to have a custom theme created for the Office.com 365 portal for my organization's tenant and was informed by Premier support that the "Developer Team may not look into this kind of ask". I'm hoping this simple ability to adjust theme for corporate communications branding will be available in some future releases.
Can I set tiles linking to Quarantine and Exchange on the home page - its links like this that would help get to where admins need to be !
Mark Andrews commented
We would like to make the Flow app available from the 365 launcher, but without showing the Dynamics 365 app.
Adding my vote to make the Dynamics 365 app icon optional on behalf of 100+ people in the email domain
Like the App Launcher customization possibilities.
It would be good to be able to add custom tiles to the home page as this makes it more immediately obvious how to get to additional sites. Not sure why this hasn't been done already but if nothing has been done yet and the post was originally created in 2015, then I doubt it ever will.
Jesper Angelo commented
Currently we have TWO portal pages. Our primary with all our internal services, including a link to our secondary - all our )365 services.
Confusing for users and it would be so nice to only have ONE.
Allowing the user the ability to create their own individual page similar to the Modern Home page in Office 365 Groups would be great. In this way the user can customize by adding from a list of Web Parts (or for the developers creating their own) to create a page containing everything they need for their own individual daily work. It would surely help trying to sell the concepts of O365 Groups to the user too when they can play around creating their own individual work area with a variety of Web Parts.
Wavy D commented
I'd like to be able to hide/remove the recommended documents as it presents a GDPR / Compliance related issue.
EG All members of a team have access to HR Policies and it exposes the fact that someone in that team has been accessing HR documents to everyone else in their team. This potentially exposes a confidential issue that someone is having to all the members of their team.
Inge Norden commented
Make the links in the search result clickable! As it is now, even if the organization's Customized tiles shows up in the result, nothing happens when clicking on the link.
It would be great to have the option to add shortcuts to other SaaS applications directly to the home page, in much the same way you can with custom tiles and the launcher. With the appropriate security wrap around this could quickly become a replacement for traditional VDI.
I’m a Microsoft partner and i can till you that I’m getting the same question from customers for every project,, we need to have more ability of customization.
Kelly Matos commented
I'd rather the Dynamics button not show, as we don't have a single license for those products. We happen to have a few users using Flow, but even for them, the Dynamics button is unnecessary and confusing. Thanks.
Why don't we have the ability to remove certain icons / links from the Office 365 Home Page as a Global Administrator. I don't want Bookings to show up for any of my users and there's no way to do this. I've removed all user licenses for bookings, turned the bookings feature totally off in the admin panel under Settings > Services & Add-ons and it still shows up for everyone. Even when I setup a brand new user account and only assign an Exchange license, nothing else, bookings is still on the Home Page. I know they can't user the bookings feature, but why can't we have control over removing the icon?
The same is true for the Business Center icon on the home page, which I don't want there and none of my users will access. Again, all licenses turned off for Business Center, and all apps that are part of it, but Business Center icon still shows on the Office 365 Home Page, confusing users after they click on it to see what it is and the notice says to ask their administrator..
We need more control!!
Theo T commented
Yet another homepage with very limited customization. It would be fantastic to have the O365 apps with corporate links, web and legacy apps all in the one place ! One feature in the right direction.
Agree, must have! any progress on this issue?
Absolutely agree. Customizations for enterprise are key to ensure proper deployment.
This is a must-have.
Anne Marie Rowley commented
We are implementing Office 365 at our school so we would like to customize the O365 based on the group (i.e. student vs. teachers). We would also like an easier way to brand the pages.
I agree, I have our route SharePoint site set up so all the subsites are accessible through navigation menu and sidebar...staff that click the Sharepoint icon on their 365 Home Page are expecting to see this custom homepage but are instead getting the frequent and suggested page site which is confusing them.