Office 365 – SharePoint Online: Default admin experience setting

Hi All,

In this article I’ll discuss new setting available for new SharePoint admin center to open default “SharePoint admin center” either in classic “SharePoint admin center” or new “SharePoint admin center”.

Recently I saw “Settings” option available on new “SharePoint admin center”.

Background: From Office 365 portal, whenever we go to “SharePoint Admin Center”, by default “Classic SharePoint Admin Center” opens (ex. ). We have there option to try for new “SharePoint Admin Center” as

fig1_Option to try new admin center

Figure 1: Office 365 – SharePoint Online – Option to navigate to new “SharePoint admin center” from classic “SharePoint admin center”

So here default admin center is classic “SharePoint Admin Center”.

Setting to change the default admin center: When we click on “Try it now” button as shown in figure 1, we will get redirected to new “SharePoint Admin Center” (ex. )

If we check the left side navigation menu there is option “Settings” as

fig2_New SharePoint Admin Center Settings menu

Figure 2: Office 365 – SharePoint Online – “Settings” option available on new “SharePoint admin center”

When we click on “Settings”, we will get redirected to settings page ( ) as

fig3_New SharePoint Admin Center Settings page

Figure 3: Office 365 – SharePoint Online – Various settings available in new “SharePoint Admin Center”

Here, we have setting called “Default admin experience”, once we click on this option right side panel opens as

fig4_New SharePoint Admin Center Settings - Default admin experience option

Figure 4: Office 365 – SharePoint Online – Option to open the new “SharePoint admin center” by default

Default setting for “opening SharePoint admin center” setting is turned off by default as shown in above figure. Once we turned on it, and when we click “SharePoint” option from “Office admin center”, new “SharePoint admin center” will be open by default.

Please note this setting will be applied for every admin.

Admin will still have option to return to classic “SharePoint admin center” by link available in left navigation as

fig5_New SharePoint Admin Center Settings - Option to return classic mode SharePoint setting

Figure 5: Office 365 – SharePoint Online – Option to return classic “SharePoint admin center” from new “SharePoint admin center”

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Prasham Sabadra

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