Oct 01 2019 09:37 AM
Oct 01 2019 09:37 AM
I have an executive administrator who would like to force all of our users through our SharePoint home page when they log into SharePoint, so they land on that page and are more likely to see company news & announcements listed there. We've been discussing this off and on for a few days now.
In my opinion, forcing people to go to the home site before they can navigate to their own site is just going to create hassle for them, not to mention the fact that it's likely not even possible (users often log straight into their team sites or pages using bookmarks; or they don't even go to SharePoint, but some other app). I do like the idea of pushing announcements to users - just not necessarily like through forcing a SharePoint page.
Instead, my thinking is trying to do something less intrusive, but also have it apply to all O365 logins rather than just SharePoint visits (although it could be just SP visits if there's an option that wouldn't work globally for O365). I envision a place for executives and admins to add announcements and news, which users would see when logging into O365. Even a modal popup or something would suffice; effective without being overly obnoxious.
Does O365 offer something that may work for this purpose that I'm unaware of, or could something like this be customized in? Would love to hear your ideas. Thanks!
Oct 01 2019 09:58 AM
Why would you prefer something as part of the login process? If anything, you should be teaching your users not to click any links during login and be very suspicious of any popups and the overall layout.
Oct 01 2019 11:46 AM
Oct 01 2019 08:07 PMSolution
Oct 02 2019 06:34 AM
@Chris Webb Understood. I'll have to look into the SharePoint Home updates you alluded to, but it does sound like there isn't a solution to this in the way I'd originally envisioned, but that's alright. I'll take your recommendation back to the team here and entertain an overhaul to the home page, as that'll probably be the best route if we can get the navigation to be clean and intuitive, then set that as the browser home page. Thanks for the feedback!