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)
It would be good to have the option to customize how your unread emails are displayed.
Peter Freeborn commented
Yes - I am surprised to see that the admin can't change the home page for the Users
Richard Nilsson commented
Good point re migration. I've also discovered that Office 365 home page doesn't consider if the user has mailbox migrated to Exchange Online. If the Exchange Online license is activated for the user, the icons are shown. And when user selects the icons they get error message b/c the mailbox isn't migrated yet.
We're currently in Exchange Hybrid mode and it would make things easier to simply switch on the full E3-license for all users and not having to manage the Exchange sub-license separately. So please, only show Outlook-icons if user a) has required license and b) has mailbox in Exchange Online.
It would be great to be able to only give the users specific tiles at the point of migration. This would cut down on confusion and make initial end user training/adoption of service easier
MIEExpert from Belgium commented
Add Possibility to create tiles for a whole tenant (or by security groups) (ex. : links to a special
LMS for a school, or links to school others webservices)
Possibilty to show a specific text for a group of user when they connect.
Add a way to be able to add a video embed or iframe on the homepage (for a tutorial or other useful information specific for an entreprise)
Totally agree - If we can’t get customization possibilities and choose who should se what on the landing page (including the install option) then we at least want to be able to hide (not disable!) the install option all together and then point the user to https://portal.office.com/OLS/MySoftware.aspx from elsewhere.
I don't want my enterprise users installing from the portal, but my home users need to be able to do this - I don't want this as the first thing everybody sees on the portal page!
Dawn McCreary commented
As the company Network Administrator and software deployment go to person, I'd like to have the ability to remove the "lnstall Office" and the "Get Setup Fast" sections. We will not be allowing our users to install on their own and many of them are confused when they see it and they are clicking and installing unauthorized software. I agree too that we should be able to customize which apps our users see under Collaborate with Office Online.
Steven Garvie commented
I agree with Richard Nilsson! That has to be removed. Especially as we run an enterprise E3 organization. We deploy Office via image. This page would be amazing if you could remove that while maintaining the ability for users to install via their own personal settings page. Also being able to centrally manage the tiles and maybe the welcome message would be amazing. We have culture programs in place and the welcome message would be a great daily tip or weekly.
Peter van der Laarse commented
Our Kiosk K1 user get lost when they navigate from our intranet to the Office 365 Homepage. It would be nice if you can change the tile 'Team Site' with the big white ball (K1 Licence) to another tile name and logo.
Richard Nilsson commented
This feedback has been out there ever since 2011:
I agree with general customization possibilities to make the landing page a better UX with more relevant information for the user. However, the priority for us is to be able hide the "Install Office 2013 on your PC" section, especially since you decided to put it above the "Collaborate with Office Online" section (same feedback as SB below).
I have a customer with 25 000 managed PCs and this is not how we will install Office ProPlus on these devices. We will do that using SCCM. We still want to allow Office ProPlus click-to-run installs initiated by the user on BYODs though, so we can't disable the download option. This "all or nothing"-scenario is a problem for us.
So currently we've blocked CTR-installs on managed PCs using AppLocker. But it's not a pretty solution because users on managed PCs still get the install option in-the-face, they click it, and get the AppLocker restriction message. Nor is it pretty on BYODs because the install-option in-the-face does not go away even after the installation is performed on the device.
If we can’t get customization possibilities and choose who should se what on the landing page (including the install option) then we at least want to be able to hide (not disable!) the install option all together and then point the user to https://portal.office.com/OLS/MySoftware.aspx from elsewhere.
Recently the layout of the page was recently changed to put the "Install Officer 2013 on your PC" section above the "Collaborate with Office Online" section.
I don't need to access the links to software installation everyday, but I do use the tiles everyday.
Can someone change the layout back to the way it was?
Please make Home (portal.office.com/home) and MyApps (portal.office.com/myapps) pages responsive to mobile devices. The tiles scroll off the right side of the page. Would be great to be able to scroll through the apps vertically and launch with my thumb.
I would hope that that the custom tiles that we add would also appear on these pages if the user has access/is licensed.
Now if the user and/or administrators could customize the order or grouping of the apps...
I love that the Home page has links to download the available apps for the device. This would be another opportunity to allow us (as administrators) to add our own app(s).
Rikard Strand commented
Some other cool possiblities would include:
* Fetch Yammer feed (or at least top 3 new entries from Yammer)
* Live tile with information from a web service (for example newest information from helpdesk system or news feed - or similar)
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Karmen Smails (Microsoft) commented
Thanks for the feedback! We will add this to our list of items to consider in an upcoming release.