Administration, SharePoint

SharePoint Online- Create a new Home Site in an existing tenant. Spoiler- its not available yet.

This week at #MSIgnite, there has been a lot of talk about Home Sites. This was released a few months back as a PowerShell command to transform any modern communication site collection into the O365 SharePoint Online landing page for your organization.

More can be read here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-SharePoint-Blog/SharePoint-home-sites-a-landing-for-your-organization-on-the/ba-p/621933

SharePoint home sites are the landing sites for your organization that bring together news, events, content, conversations and video to deliver an engaging experience that reflects your voice, your priorities, and your brand.  Home sites are built on top of familiar communication sites.

UPDATE- SPO Home Sites is not available to the public yet, even on first release tenants. I will update this post once its released. See error command at last step in this post.

1- Create the site

Create a Modern Communication Site Collection that will be your hubsite, if you do not have one already.

1- create new communication site

Give the new site a name, I choose topic and Home Site:

2- new communication site title and url

2- Share the site with users

I shared with everyone except external users

3- share new communication site

3- Set the new site collection as the home site

I am hoping this does a bunch of magic to make it look like the Look Book’s rollup.

Enter the URL of your newly created site collection in the URL below:

Set-SPOHomeSite -HomeSiteUrl https://yourtenant.sharepoint.com/sites/HomeSite

andddd error!

Set-SPOHomeSite : The requested operation is part of an experimental feature that is not supported in the current
environment.

4- set-spohomesite error experimental feature not supported

Wow, that was unexpected.

I have not seen a release date yet, but wanted to post this in hopes it will save someone else the time of creating a site.

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