M365: Creating crisis management site from SharePoint look book – Very important feature nowadays

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By looking at current situation it is very important to organizations to keep communication with all employees, in between the teams, business impact, organization views, guidelines and so on.

To address all these points, to address crisis, emergency news, guidelines, best practices, safety emergencies and so on, Microsoft come up with very good concept – Crisis Management Site.

This site can be central resource for whole organizations. This will keep all employees of organizations to stay informed, uptodate during crises. Users / employees can have various alerts on this sites or can go through it on regular basis.

I personally think this is very important point, every organization must have “Crisis Management Site“. Or its our responsibility as well to share this feature with our customers.

Crisis Management Site is of type SharePoint communication site. Microsoft is providing template for creating and provisioning Crisis Management Site using SharePoint look book.

Provisioning Crisis Management Site using look book:

  • We can configure our own organization wide Crisis Management site by creating communication site and provisioning it but look book does basic for us and gives us kind of template and provides us platform for further changes.
  • To create “Crisis Management Site” following are basic requirements:
    • Tenant Admin permission
  • https://lookbook.microsoft.com/details/8f8337d2-b1f6-4a84-91a4-9081f841f0f6 => This is the direct URL for creating “Crisis Management Site” from look book
  • This link opens “Crisis Communication Page”
  • On this page there is short description and features listed and button called “Add to your tenant >” as
 M365 - SharePoint Look Book - Creating "Crisis Management Site"
Fig1: M365 – SharePoint Look Book – Creating “Crisis Management Site”
  • Click on “Add to your tenant > ” button
  • We will be redirected to the page – “SharePoint provisioning service
  • On this page we will asked to be details like
    • Email : We will receive email once site is get provisioned
    • Site Title
    • Site URL
Fig2: M365 – SharePoint Look Book – Provisioning “Crisis Management Site”
  • Click on “Provision” button. We will get following details – in progress message
M365 - SharePoint Look Book - Provisioning "Crisis Management Site" in progress
Fig3: M365 – SharePoint Look Book – Provisioning “Crisis Management Site” in progress
  • Once site is provisioned, we will get an email as
M365 - SharePoint Look Book - Provisioned "Crisis Management Site" - received email
Fig4: M365 – SharePoint Look Book – Provisioned “Crisis Management Site” – received email
  • We can check the site from “SharePoint Admin Center” as
M365 - SharePoint Look Book - Provisioned "Crisis Management Site" - details in SharePoint Admin Center
Fig5: M365 – SharePoint Look Book – Provisioned “Crisis Management Site” – details in SharePoint Admin Center
  • Crisis Management Site” looks like as
M365 - SharePoint Look Book - "Crisis Management Site" - Home Page
Fig6: M365 – SharePoint Look Book – “Crisis Management Site” – Home Page
 M365 - SharePoint Look Book - "Crisis Management Site" - Home Page
Fig7: M365 – SharePoint Look Book – “Crisis Management Site” – Home Page
  • This “Crisis Management Site” contains following features to start:
    • Home page having very good web parts like
      • 2 Twitter web parts provisioning tweets from @WHO and @CDCgov
      • News component with sample news content to start
    • Footer
    • Custom Logo
    • and so on… we could explore more by creating site itself 🙂

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