Sep 01 2016 07:50 AM
Sep 01 2016 07:50 AM
Creating a dedicated post to track this. Lots of discussion on this from Yammer, and havent really seen this anywhere here yet..
What is the status of new "Modern" capabilities to support structured navigation?
What structured navigation gives us today:
For years we have had users leverage this navigation structure, because it was easier for them to "grasp" and the extra features that you dont get with just the regular navigation.
Right now, we have almost 500+ sites that leverage structured navigation. We have also as an organization put real emphasis on the Top Global Navigation menu, and not as much on the Left Side Navigation menu (which "Modern" seems to really key off of).
This is one of the items keeping us from moving toward the modern UI, so we dont have to go redesign the navigation of every site just to fit into the new modern world.
If we have to bite the bullet and just touch every site to make it fit in modern, it would also be nice to know that.
Feb 23 2017 03:31 PM - edited Feb 23 2017 03:33 PM
I'm eagerly awaiting this as well. So, with this in place, will the navigation propogate to all sites and subsites on all pages and have both/multi-levels as well? Ultimately, I guess my question is, will the navigation exactly mirror what's on the top level publishing site (if settings are set that way)? I'd also know if there's a way to check this as right now I basically script our navigation to pushed out everywhere and would love to stop doing that.
Feb 24 2017 09:52 PM
Hi @Sean Squires, we are yet to see this.
Although the navigation is now settled up and the "page not found" link is gone, but the global (top) and current (left-pane) navigations are now the same. The actual global menu is now gone!! We have set it on our sub-sites to inherit from the parent site-collection, but somehow the new nav ignores that and makes the global navigation exactly same as the current (left) one. In our case, both are structural and not managed.
Further, the modern list/library still does not allow metadata filtering! We have set filters on term-sets, but in modern view that is not available. This new style is getting more furstating day by day. Our users still find the classic view more neat and clean. The new view looks very unpolished and unncessarily big.
Feb 24 2017 09:55 PM - edited Feb 24 2017 09:56 PM
@Abhimanyu Singh -- there's no way that what you're seeing with the global and quick launch being the same is how it is supposed to be (I hope). At least, I hope that's not what Microsoft thinks is "fixed" or reasonable......... if so, they have pretty much destroyed the global navigation and any hope that people will move to modern sites quickly.
Feb 24 2017 10:13 PM
@Clint Lechner see the screenshots that I took for both the classic mode (what it is supposed to be) and the modern mode (what is messed up):
Feb 24 2017 10:15 PM
@Abhimanyu Singh -- right, my point was that I hope that isn't what is supposed to be happening. That's what I see as well and it certainly isn't what I consider to be working correctly.
Feb 24 2017 10:46 PM
Yup. Sad part is that Microsoft people aren't as active here as they had been on the older Yammer group. @Sean Squires are you listening?
Feb 28 2017 03:29 AM
Feb 28 2017 08:12 AM
Hi @Abhimanyu Singh (and others on this thread!) - my apologies for the radio silence on our part. I was away on family business and inquries on this thread were missed by others. I will review w/ the feature crew this morning and get back to everyone. We are trying to as attentive as we can to folks questions and feedback on this platform - so please do continue reaching out (and @mentioning us to ensure we get the notification)!
A quick summary:
Feb 28 2017 08:14 AM
Feb 28 2017 08:18 AM
I'm guessing my dev tenant which is 1st release still hasnt received it yet, because I am still seeing the page not found in the navigation which should be hidden.
When you say rollout is that to 1st release tenants or for all tenants?
Feb 28 2017 08:19 AM
Feb 28 2017 08:19 AM
Feb 28 2017 08:26 AM
Hi @Philine von Guretzky - can you elaborate on your scenario? If you have enabled the publishing feature and wish to display subsites in the nav you'll need to set navigation to structural and select the option "Show subsites". If you are referring to displaying sublinks in a managed nav term set, we do display up to two levels. HTH.
Feb 28 2017 08:30 AM
Feb 28 2017 08:38 AM
Feb 28 2017 08:56 AM
Feb 28 2017 08:59 AM
Thanks @Abhimanyu Singh - sounds like @Rob O'Keefe is reporting same. We'll take a look; the intended design is the modern page/controls use the same publishing provider navigation settings and render the data similarly.
As for metadata filtering on lists/libraries, we are working on a new experience for this that should be rolling out soon. Adding @Miceile Barrett for notice/comment on that feature.
Feb 28 2017 09:01 AM
Feb 28 2017 09:07 AM - edited Mar 01 2017 10:58 AM
yep still seeing the page not found in both the global and current navigation for site collections in my dev tenant which is 1st release. I was testing the publishing navigation in my dev tenant and it seems to still not be working correctly. Let me know if you need more info to help troubleshoot this. I have created a few new site collections and enabled publishing on them and seeing the same thing on all of them.