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)
I would agree with this, but it seems that the App Launcher customization has been removed. A step backwards.
Would love to see this as well. We have different users at different levels of sophistication and I would like much more admin control over what a user sees on their homepage (e.g. being able to remove apps, remove the option to install local office software etc.)
Renee Davis commented
Yes! Agree with this request. I want to remove apps from my user's home page that they don't need. I want to add/remove apps from my homepage. Oh and I like the boxes better.
I was trying to find a way of dropping a link onto the home page to direct users to our own help Sharepoint, so I was disappointed to find the functionality is so limited. I don't want to have to ask users to go and find things - I want to present what they need right in front of them when they login.
Now with the launch of the new app launch bar I had hoped to have this custom behavior and admin settings to manage the launcher & start page.
Agree with other commenters. Why is the App Launcher customizable but not the homepage? Is 365 is meant to be a single point of login for businesses we need more options to customize the landing page. This is a particular problem now that the app launcher is no longer available from mobile devices. Custom links are inaccessible unless accessing from a laptop or desktop computer.
Karen Glynn commented
I see there is much discussion here and you have responded to everything that involves tweaking MS product placement. However, the major blocker to take up for my clients is where they want to use Office 365 as an intranet. They primarily want to deliver a corporate navigation and news to users at point of logon. Suddenly entering a complete MS world, is a step too far for them.
An intranet home page can be built in SharePoint Online for sure, however, you cannot make SharePoint Online the default landing page, nor can you deliver it as a Content Tile on the O365 homepage.
It would really help with uptake if some part of the Home Page was customisable by admins, to tailor it so that users their own employers information and not Microsofts when they first land in the Office 365 world.
Andrew Lindsay commented
I agree with others regarding the tiles. I would also like to see the ability to customize content on the page, such as the ability for the Admin to add alerts/notices to the page.
Mark Grasmayer commented
We do this using Workspace 365. You can easily set up a home page with (live) tiles and all your applications. To do this, we integrated Office 365 and Azure. Have a look at Workspace 365, I'm sure this will help you reach your goal while using Office 365: www.workspace365.com
We have added custom tiles to the App Launcher. Is it possible to add custom tiles to the O365 Home Page (landing page) in addition to the App Launcher?
Our Vision is to move everything to the cloud and use single sign on through AD to really enhance the user experience. Sending our people to the office portal with tiles for all their apps would greatly enhance this experience. I am 100% behind the above and believe it is a bit hooky that I can add custom tiles to the "Waffle" but they don't show up on the home page...
Kim Young commented
Create an Office 365 Training Center tile and either put it on the home screen for end users OR allow us to add it on the home screen. Another option would be to add it to the help screen, but I think front and center works best usually. What better way to increase the adoption of your programs? I saw that you added this in the admin area, but not where end users will see it.
Allow users to rearrange tiles. Really miss having all tiles display and now have to click link to Explore all apps. Ability to make tiles mandatory or to delete tiles would also be very helpful.
It's a little odd anyhow that you can rearrange the tiles in the dropdown but not the homepage.
Debbie Hole commented
Is there an update on the Customization of the Office 365 Home page please?
Tana Wood commented
So it's been two years, any new updates on this?
John Fisher commented
I like the customisable tiles and ability to pin them to the App Launcher, however it would be "Much Better" to either allow customisation of the Apps on the Home page or reflect the changes which have been made on the App Launcher on the homepage
NEED to be able to add mandatory tiles, as well as add them to the start page.. the start page needs a lot more customizability!
Drew Van Houten commented
Agree with many others that Admin should be able to hide and expose tiles on the default Portal for an organization, and that users should be able to arrange the order of the tiles on their Portal as they can in the Launcher.
Our users doesn't understand why they can't add their own (custom) tiles to the home page.
They love the customisation of the app launcher but keep requesting to add it to the home page.