SharePoint Site Contents in modern look

This post covers the Modern experience UI for Site Contents page in Office 365

Microsoft rolled out new modern look and feel for office 365 environment for the first release users. And its gets updated to those users for the couple of weeks before the broad release. I have trial account in office 365 and it gets the new modern UI experience for my SharePoint sites.

In this post, I’ll cover the new look for the Site Contents page and it looks awesome :)

In SharePoint 2013, we have some difficulties in finding the details of each list / library under Site Contents page. But the new look overcomes those difficulties by adding the details in tabular view instead of tile view.

Modern Site Contents UI
Figure 1: Modern Site Contents UI

In a new look, Office 365 team categoried the page in to

  • Command bar,
  • WebAnalytics Section and
  • Site Hub Contents

Command Bar:

Command bar is a new feature in SharePoint modern UI experience and this is used for creating lists, libraries, app, sub-sites and manage workflows.

Command Bar
Figure 2: Command Bar

Web Analytics Section:

This is a new section with carousel feature added to the Site Content page and admins are now able to track the reports for Site Visits and trending content and also contains some tips to use this page.

Web Analytics Section
Figure 3: Web Analytics Section

Site Hub Contents:

This section is updated with some ui changes and this one show the lists & libraries and sub sites which are associated to current site. The modern UI experience shows the lists and sub sites in client side tab view and also in a tabular format (This we have missed in previous SharePoint version).

Site Hub Contents
Figure 4: Site Hub Contents
Shantha Kumar
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