In this tutorial, we will see an overview of the SharePoint Online admin center. The beauty of using Office 365 SharePoint online is that you will see lots of new features very frequently.
SharePoint Online Admin Center
As I have set my Office 365 tenant for Targeted release (previously known as First Release), I got the update to “Try the new SharePoint admin center preview”. I can see that from my SharePoint admin center. To open SharePoint admin center, login to Office portal and then expand Admin centers and then click on “SharePoint”.
Then in the SharePoint admin center home page, you can see in the Top right corner “Try the new SharePoint admin center preview”, Click on that link.
It will redirect to the new SharePoint admin center home page. Over all the home page looks like below:
The home page has various section.
- The left side of the section provides an easy navigation. You can navigate to Home, Site management page, Recycle bin, Settings and API management
- In the “Total and active sites“, it will display all the Total and active sites. You can see in graphical presentation on day wise also.
- In the “Service health“, you can see the service health activities.
- “Message center“, You can see the message from Office 365.
- You can use “Go to the classic SharePoint admin center” to go back to the classic center.
Also, you can read some SharePoint online tutorials:
Site Management in SharePoint Online Admin Center
This view will display all the site collections in your Office 365 tenant. In this view also you can see the Site name, Storage used in MB, primary admin, the template used in the site collection, Last activity, and site created on and the URL like below:
Export Site Lists in SharePoint Online Admin Center
You can export all the sites to an excel format using “Export to Excel” option.
Different Views in SharePoint Online Admin Center
In the new SharePoint admin center, you can see different views on the Site management. Like you can see a view of Largest sites, Most popular shared sites, Least active sites like this. You can see all the views like below:
Like you can see if I choose “Largest sites” view it will display all sites in ascending order with Storage used in MB.
Site Details in SharePoint Online Admin Center
You can select any site and then you will be able to see various useful details about the site. Like “page views in last 30 days”, Files viewed or modified in last 30 days, Last activity, storage size, domain name, site url, site template used, primary admin, admins etc.
Recycle Bin in SharePoint Online Admin Center
Click on the Recycle bin to check all your deleted items.
Settings in SharePoint Online Admin Center
Click on the Settings link to go to the Settings page.
There you can see two options as of today.
List & libraries settings
Click on Lists & libraries, use can choose the option to use the new experience.
Similarly, you can choose “Allow notifications” so that user will be able to see notifications about SharePoint content.
API Management in SharePoint Online Admin Center
Here you can control the third-party APIs that can be called by apps and custom script.
Enable Advanced settings in SharePoint Online Admin Center
Recently we signed up for Office 365 and when we open SharePoint Online Admin center, we can’t able to see all the Advanced options which are available in SharePoint Admin Centre, so that we can’t available to see some of the major options like InfoPath, BCS, term store, records management, search, secure store, apps.
Without those options we can see in the below image how will the SharePoint Admin Center will appear.
To enable those options we have to follow a couple of steps to get access to those options
url : portal.office.com -> Admin -> SharePoint Admin Center -> Settings -> In SharePoint Admin Center Experience click on ‘ Use Advanced ‘ option.
By enabling that particular option we can able to view all the options which are available in that SharePoint Admin Center. Now the left navigation will look like below:
This is how to enable advanced settings in SharePoint Online Admin Center.
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I hope this article will be helpful to know about Office 365 SharePoint Online’s new modern admin experience.
I am Bijay a Microsoft MVP (8 times – My MVP Profile) in SharePoint and have more than 15 years of expertise in SharePoint Online Office 365, SharePoint subscription edition, and SharePoint 2019/2016/2013. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies a SharePoint development, consulting, and training company. I also run the popular SharePoint website EnjoySharePoint.com