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Coming soon - New capabilities from Site information panel (Change site icon and delete site)

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Tejas Mehta
Microsoft

Coming soon - New capabilities from Site informati...

Hi all - I wanted to share a couple of new features we are enabling on the Site information panel (accessible from the gear menu) that site owners will soon be able to take advantage of:

  • Change the site icon: For group connected sites this will update the icon for the group and reflect in other group workloads
  • Delete site: This will allow site owners to delete site.  For group connected sites, this will trigger the deletion of the group as well.  Owners will be prompted with a confirmation dialog requiring an explicit acknowledgement via checkbox that content will be deleted before proceeding.

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We plan to start rolling this feature out in the next couple of weeks, starting with First Release.

 

As always, questions or comments welcome below!


Thanks,

Tejas

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Re: Coming soon - New capabilities from Site infor...

Cool updates for Modern SPO Sites!!!

Re: Coming soon - New capabilities from Site infor...

Cool stuff!

Re: Coming soon - New capabilities from Site infor...

First question anyway to turn off the delete option. Since for compliance and retention, we certainly do not want site just deleted. I am sure many others will feel the same. Especially for group sites, since there is no way to reduce a group owners permission levels from full control.

Second, if someone deletes a site anyway to alert the administrator?

Re: Coming soon - New capabilities from Site infor...

is there a way to restrict this to only allow the person to change the site title / description and prevent deletion?

 

Re: Coming soon - New capabilities from Site infor...

Great stuff!

Re: Coming soon - New capabilities from Site infor...

I sure hope that there will be a way to recover Deleted sites and the associated group.

Re: Coming soon - New capabilities from Site infor...


Dean Gross wrote:

I sure hope that there will be a way to recover Deleted sites and the associated group.


There already is. Unfortunately only through PowerShell at the moment, but it works well: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Restore-a-deleted-Office-365-Group-b7c66b59-657a-4e1a-8aa0-...

 

Still agree with the comments that we should be able to prevent deletion though.

Re: Coming soon - New capabilities from Site infor...

You have only 30 days to recover. After that it is gone and no way of knowing when a group is deleted.

Re: Coming soon - New capabilities from Site infor...

Is there any way of setting up an alert via Security & Compliance or by other means to flag a group/site deletion I'm wondering? Site administration activities and the Deleted group activity alert would that cover it?

 

For after 30 days, is there where customers should invest in 3rd party backups solutions or should Office 365 have more built-in options? 

Re: Coming soon - New capabilities from Site infor...

Plenty of backup solutions out there.
Just something else for customers to think about
Many won't bother with all the redundancy Microsoft has in place.

Though setting alert in the security and compliance centre is something to look into.

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Cian Allner wrote:

Is there any way of setting up an alert via Security & Compliance or by other means to flag a group/site deletion I'm wondering? Site administration activities and the Deleted group activity alert would that cover it?


Yes, you can set up an alert policy for that in the Audit Log Search:

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Re: Coming soon - New capabilities from Site infor...

Hi Tejas-- any chance this information panel will be extensible? We'd love to surface some of our added functionality  for site management through an interface like this rather than having customers visit 2 different UI elements.

Re: Coming soon - New capabilities from Site infor...

Ditto. We have some information we manage about the site through a custom feature we've built in house. Being able to add that to the Site Information panel would be great!

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