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I've been following (and using) all the "modern" updates (libraries/lists/pages,etc.) in O365/SharePoint, and trying to keep up. But some of our content (and our users) still need the "classic," for one reason or another.

 

Can you assure us that the classic will stay until ALL the functionality we know and love has been built into the modern views (or eliminated with plenty of notice to us)?

 

It's getting harder and harder to explain variations to users and try and keep them/us up to speed, and I'd like to be able to represent to them to go ahead and stay with the ribbon/classic until they gain a confidence level with the modern.

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As announced, it will stay as long as until the end of 2017 - check out this blog post https://blogs.office.com/2016/06/07/modern-document-libraries-in-sharepoint/
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There is a toggle option with most the updates. This was demonstrated a lot at MS Ignite. Also, if you're signed up to be a first run tenant or whatever they call it, you'll see new features early, first.
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Solution

Classic list, library and site functionality certainly top of mind and something we take very seriously. We have no immediate plans to remove classic views/capabilities until a point in time when usage is very low and/or full parity has been achieved to be able to move forward. And you can be assured that we will diligently communicate updates and changes well in advance.

 

Two good reads:

1. "Update on Modern Document Libraries and Extensibility" [posted 7/1/16 to Office dev blog]: http://officedevcentersite-release.azurewebsites.net/blogs/update-on-modern-document-libraries-and-e...

2. You can set the default open behavior at a library or site collection level; this article explains how:  https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Switch-the-default-experience-for-lists-or-document-librari... 

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What migration path/tools MS will bring available in order to switch from classic pages to modern pages? End of Calendar 2017 seems a really optimistic target... is that a hard deadline?
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Thanks Mark. How about the migration path from Classic pages to Modern pages?
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I don't think we can talk about hard deadline when talking about new features coming to Office 365. The idea, as always, is to stay tunned and follow Microsoft usual communication channels in regards of new stuff being released: Office Blogs, Office 365 Roadmap and the Message Center