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)
[Deleted User] commented
When are we going to be able to remove apps from users start page globally from the Admin portal? Way too many apps that my users will never use and we don't want them experimenting with them on their own. Some of these are not usable in our line of work and we would like to remove them from everyone's start page.
Please do add customization to move/add tiles on the Office 365 homepage !
There are a bunch of Apps which will never be used by most of our users...
Add customization to move/add tiles again, I used to be there, now it's gone. Please bring it back.
Tom van de Geijn commented
In our organisation we too would like the ability to add custom links in the startpage of any (or preferably the members of a security group) users.
It's pretty unbelievable that this is not possible.
Aren't there any powershellscripts for this?
We really need the ability to customize the Home screen allowing us to add our own tiles. Thanks
Siegfried Weber commented
This really needs to be addressed. Lots of our customers want to move to O365 but asking how and why such simple things like customizing the homepage isn't possible.
The customized tiles are great. The promotion of "most used" (AKA newest) apps is not helpful, especially for less power users in our organization.
the Huge BLOB "Welcome to" is far to big, takes half the screen, how do you turn this junk message off. Would mean that ypu don't have to scroll to see the options available?
We need to ability to turn off these new apps, like bookings, dyamics365, flow, power apps until we are ready to use them if ever. Having these default to on for all users is causing a lot of problems for IT. Microsoft can't dictate what apps our users can see and\or use.
Please fix this ASAP
Install link makes the page unusable in an corporate environment. Needs to be configurable to still allow for unmanaged machines.
Hannah Quaintrell commented
We would like the ability to add custom tiles to the home page, e.g. with a link to our intranet
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.