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Home Site App for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft have announced their new Home Site App for Teams. The app gives employees a gateway to your organisation, starting with the app’s name and icon, which you can customise to reflect the identity of your organisation or your intranet. The app’s multi-level navigation lets people find sites across the organisation, including portals, teams, communities and applications.

Bring the power of your SharePoint-based intranet home site directly into Microsoft Teams

The home site app in Teams gives your users global navigation across sites, communities, and teams; quick access to sites they use regularly; and a personalised news feed.

  • This new feature will allow you to pin any communication sites designated as Home Sites  as the teams Home site app using our default configuration flow. 
  • The links for global navigation are managed through the home site, by home site owners, freeing global admins from having to play the role of curator.  
  • Home sites must be modern SharePoint communication sites. 

What is difference between Home site app and Home page pinned as tab? 

The home site app provides organisations to pin company branded entry point to their intranet as a top level app in Teams.  It provides an immersive site consumption experience, complete with navigation, mega-menus and support for tenant wide search. It also provides quick access to company curated resources, important sites and news similar to those provided by the SharePoint App Bar in the web.  Home pages (or any other SharePoint pages) pinned as tabs in Channels provide ways to bring content directly into Team collaboration scenarios, and these pages have navigation and search elements removed to facilitate focus on the page content itself. 

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