Wiring up a modern team site / group

Anyone else excited to see modern pages and team sites?  Ever since the May 4th Future of SharePoint event I’ve been super excited to get my hands on it and start to play around.  Since the blog post last week announcing that they were rolling out i’ve been checking my office 365 groups daily to see if anything is new.

 

Noticed today that gear now has “Add a page”

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In fact if you navigate to https://tenant.sharepoint.com/sites/groupname/SitePages/ you’ll find a modern library showing all your modern pages.  It’s simple to go create a few and play around with the webparts that are in there today: Text, image, Document, Video, Embed (script editor?), Highlighted Content (Content Searchish), Quick links, and Activity.  Add a list doesn’t work for me yet on my tenants, but i’m sure that’s coming soon.

 

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The other item worth noticing is that the system account created Home.aspx.  I wonder what that could be…..

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So it’s not set as the homepage of the groups team site but i’ll bet we can fix that…

 

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Voilla!  Group HomePage is now a modern team site!   Oh.. one more thing.. i also set up an alert on the homepage.aspx.  Since it’s just a file in the library it makes sense we’d be able to see when Microsoft updates it just by using alerts inside SharePoint.  Let the fun begin!

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