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Announcing SharePoint page management and approvals

We are happy to announce the release of page management and approvals, as we disclosed at Ignite 2018.

 

SharePoint page authoring makes it simple to craft beautiful immersive experiences that integrate applications, data, text, media and more.  Pages are also essential for team news, which let you share impactful updates with an automated distribution engine that reaches portals, mobile, email, Microsoft Teams and more.

 

News pages can be highly visible, since they are automatically aggregated in hub sites, mobile apps and the SharePoint home page.  Some organizations want to standardize page templates and layouts, and institute a review process to assure that all updates are approved.

 

Now you can setup approval processes, based on Microsoft Flow, to ensure page review if required.  Inside the pages library, you can use the Flow pulldown menu option to create an approval process with just a few mouse clicks.

 

You can use the immersive demo link below to expereince page management and approvals.

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https://demobuilderwebcpptxz.blob.core.windows.net/page-approvals/startdemo.html

 

Configuring approvals is optional – you can continue to publish pages without an approval step based on your governance and publication style. Page approvals will begin rolling out to targeted release in mid-December 2018.

9 Comments
Occasional Contributor

Any idea when this will be on standard release tenants?

Senior Member

That's great! Is the approval Flow "owned" by any one user (site owner for example)? Just to ensure that the Flow lives on if the Flow owner leaves the company or changes role.

New Contributor
Nice to see this being addressed! Will we be able to assign the approval tasks to groups?
Occasional Contributor

Great, when will also custom metadata for modern pages be available?

Occasional Contributor

@Miguel Lopes Isidoro you should already be able to set metadata on modern pages. There are also web parts to show this information like page information. You can also filter by custom metadata on pages when selecting pages in this site for some news web parts.

Contributor

You talk about page templates, when will that be available? 

New Contributor

@Chris McNulty - Very nice demo. I hope all future share point blog\post have demo. There were times when SharePoint team has released nice features but it is difficult to find them:(. 

Regular Visitor

This is a great feature.
How can this Flow be managed if the Owner of the Flow leaves the company?

Regular Visitor

Question: In the screenshot above, the site title region shows some extra metadata for the site University Recruiting. Apart from Public Group, it also shows that its a General Purpose Group. How does one get to add this extra property for the Group and what needs to be done to make it appear in the title region?