Overview of New SharePoint admin center

Here we will discuss an overview of the New modern SharePoint admin center. The beauty of using Office 365 SharePoint online is that you will see lots of new features very frequently.

Introduction to new 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”.

Office 365 Admin center
Office 365 Admin center

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.

Switch to new SharePoint admin center
Switch to new SharePoint admin center

It will redirect to the new SharePoint admin center home page. Over all the home page looks like below:

New SharePoint Online Admin Center
New SharePoint Online Admin Center

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:

SharePoint online new admin center sites
SharePoint online new admin center sites

Export Site Lists in SharePoint Online Admin Center

You can export all the sites to an excel format using “Export to Excel” option.

Export sites in SharePoint online new admin center
Export sites in SharePoint online new admin center

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:

Office 365 SharePoint online admin center site views
Office 365 SharePoint online admin center site views

Like you can see if I choose “Largest sites” view it will display all sites in ascending order with Storage used in MB.

SharePoint online new admin center largest site views
SharePoint online new admin center largest site views

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.

Get site details in SharePoint online new admin center
Get site details in SharePoint online new admin center

Recycle Bin in SharePoint Online Admin Center

Click on the Recycle bin to check all your deleted items.

Recycle Bin in SharePoint online new admin center
Recycle Bin in SharePoint online new admin center

Settings in SharePoint Online Admin Center

Click on the Settings link to go to the Settings page.

SharePoint online admin center settings page
SharePoint online admin center 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.

List and library new experience in SharePoint online admin center
List and library new experience in SharePoint online admin center

Notifications settings

Similarly, you can choose “Allow notifications” so that user will be able to see notifications about SharePoint content.

Notifications settings in new SharePoint online admin center
Notifications settings in new SharePoint online admin center

API Management in SharePoint Online Admin Center

Here you can control the third-party APIs that can be called by apps and custom script.

SharePoint online new admin center api management
SharePoint online new admin center api management

Read some SharePoint web part tutorials:

I hope this article will be helpful to know about Office 365 SharePoint Online’s new modern admin experience.

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