Introducing the SharePoint Success Site – Drive adoption and get the most out of SharePoint
Published Dec 01 2020 08:00 AM 20.7K Views

To help our customers drive adoption and get the most out of SharePoint, we are launching the new SharePoint Success Site. The SharePoint Success Site is a ready to deploy and customizable SharePoint communication site that helps your colleagues create high-impact sites to meet the goals of your organization. The SharePoint Success Site builds on the power of Microsoft 365 learning pathways which allows you to train end users via Microsoft-maintained playlists and custom playlists you create.


To help your colleagues get the most out of SharePoint, the SharePoint Success Site comes pre-populated with site creation inspiration and training on how to create high quality and purposeful SharePoint sites. The SharePoint Success Site is not just about creating high impact sites – organizations need users to meet their responsibilities as site owners and to adhere to your organization’s policies on how SharePoint is to be used. The SharePoint Success Site includes a page dedicated to site creation and usage policies that should be customized to fit the needs of your organization.


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The SharePoint Success Site brings together all the critical elements that site owners need to know to create amazing SharePoint sites. Provision the SharePoint Success Site in your tenant to:


  • Get more out of SharePoint - Help people understand the ways to work with SharePoint to achieve business goals. Then, show users how to utilize the power behind SharePoint's collaboration capabilities with step-by-step guidance.
  • Enable Site owners to create high-impact sites - Ensure Site owners have the right information and support to create purposeful sites that are widely adopted by the intended audience.
  • Ensure Site owners follow site ownership policies - Customize the site creation and usage policies page in your SharePoint Success Site to ensure sites created in your organization are compliant with your policies.
  • Provide the most up-to-date content - Equip Site owners with SharePoint training content that is maintained by Microsoft and published as SharePoint evolves.

What’s included?

To help accelerate your implementation of a SharePoint Success Site in your tenant the following highlights just some of the features included:


  • A fully configured and customizable site owner SharePoint Communication Site: The SharePoint Success Site is a SharePoint communication site that includes pre-populated pages, pre-configured training, web parts, and site navigation. The site can be customized to incorporate your organization's existing branding, support, and training content.
  • Microsoft maintained SharePoint training content feed: The SharePoint Success Site’s up-to-date content feed includes a range of content that helps new users and existing Site owners plan, build, and manage SharePoint sites.
  • Site inspiration: Content that helps users understand the different ways to leverage SharePoint to meet common business objectives.
  • Success stories: A success stories gallery to showcase internal SharePoint site success stories that inspire others in the organization.
  • Site creation guidelines: A starting point template to educate new Site owners about SharePoint site creation and usage policies for your organization. The customizable guidelines include suggested usage policy topics and questions to prompt consideration of usage policies within your organization.



Next steps

Learn more about the SharePoint Success Site. Provision the SharePoint Success Site to your tenant today and customize it to help your colleagues adopt SharePoint. Create custom learning paths to meet the unique needs of your environment. You can also create custom playlists by blending learning content from Microsoft’s online content catalog with your organization’s SharePoint specific process content. 


We hope the SharePoint Success Site helps you and your colleagues get the most out of SharePoint. Share your feedback and experience with us in the Driving Adoption forum in the Microsoft Technical Community.


Frequently asked questions (FAQs)


Question: What are the requirements for installing the SharePoint Success Site into my tenant environment?



  • Ensure SharePoint Online is enabled in your environment.
  • The individual that will provision the SharePoint Success Site must be the global admin (formerly called the Tenant admin) of the target tenant for install.
  • The tenant where the site will be provisioned must have:


Question: I have installed the SharePoint Success Site successfully, but I'm not able to get the Success Site content from the web part loaded on my site. What should I do?



It is likely that the content pack has not been fully installed. You must return to the CustomLearningAdmin page to complete the installation. Follow these complete steps after provisioning the SharePoint success site:  

  1. When you see Provisioning completed, select the CustomLearningAdministration tab as shown in the following image:
  2. Select Complete as shown in the following image:
    Make sure to select Complete to complete the provisioning process.

  3. To confirm the SharePoint Success Site has been successfully provisioned, go to the SharePoint site you provisioned, select Get Started > Plan your site. You should see the web part on the page as shown in the following image:

The above steps are for the recommended method of installing the SharePoint Success Site from the Microsoft 365 learning pathways administrative page. If you prefer to install the SharePoint Success Site directly from the look book, make sure to follow the complete set of instructions outlined in the documented instructions.


Check out the short instructional video on how to install the SharePoint Success Site

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