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)
Absolutely need this.
Users should be able to decide if they want their Recommended files, Recent files, Recent folders, Frequent sites, etc, etc, etc showing on their Office start page. We do way too many Teams meetings with screen sharing and this is a confidentiality, security, privacy, etc violation.
I ditto the need to customize the "Go to SharePoint" link. My users are going to be confused by the SharePoint start page. They are going to want to go to our main Hub site.
Again, not updated since 2015. Any progress on this?
For organisations to set some standard views for their members, customise the Sharepoint link to point to the company intranet site
Please do this already. I must be able to hide my most recent files! I work in a school and I can't teach computer science and introduce students to O365 when volatile documents appear in my recent files for my students to see!
If you push your programs into education you must consider the needs of us teachers!
You also need to set the Tiles based on security groups. Also be able to add custom tiles from Azure AD Enterprise applications to the main launcher.
Johan Lander commented
one important thing should be to have my task/userboard at the start page
Daniel Ashberger commented
Yes I i want to add Users task tile to Office.com
The latest UI change has made this home page horrible. Why does Microsoft insist on forcing their design ideas on us. The application icons on the side are way too tiny, and why can't I change what they are and the order of them. I only use Outlook from the homepage. It should be the top and only icon on there.
And I agree with the recent documents; their needs to be a way to remove them. This is a huge privacy issue; I work with many customers and they should not be able to see that I work with their competitor.
Also, you've been thinking about this since 2015? Since then you've changed the UI at least twice, how much time to do you need to think about this
My concern is always privacy. As a teacher and presenter, I don't want any of this info: recent files, recommended files, etc showing on the screen when presenting. When I open Office home page while presenting, the entire audience sees "my business" and potentially notes I've sent to parents. MUST have the ability to turn off...
I asked just few days ago to the customer service if that feature was available, because it is so crucial that I was expecting it as part of standard features... but I was wrong. Please, introduce that feature ASAP. Thx
The ability to customise the office.com Home Page using SharePoint-like webparts would be greatly appreciated.
The information that office.com home page currently provides has the content I need most at the bottom and content I don't need at the top... which is frustrating as everything I want is 'below the fold'.
Using a set of SharePoint-link webparts would allow users the flexibility to configure their Home Page the way that they work, rather than having to work around what is preset.
Thanking you in advance, Jennifer
Bas van den Dikkenberg commented
I would to add custom tiles for example link to sharepoint site (intranet)
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Rob Barker commented
I would like to add links to the PowerApps that we have built. I can get them in the app launcher, but not on the office.com home page.
I also want to add a link to our corporate intranet (which is built on SharePoint.)
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.