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.
Sep 02 2016 07:29 AM
Thanks for pointing out these issues, I'm working with a client that is getting ready to move from 2013 to SPO and we are trying to figure out how to reorganize sites and what to do about cross-site collection navigation. I'm really struggling with what to recommend, the rapidly changing functionality and lack of clarity from MS make it hard to design an IA and logical stucture that will meet future needs.
Sep 03 2016 01:01 AM
Sep 04 2016 11:42 PM
We are also now focussing more on the top navigation.
Next to that for every major site collection and major themed/departemental sites wa have a home - landing - page containing "promoted links"-tiles. These tiles make it visually very easy to find your way around between major related sites and collections.
Would just be so much better if the tiles could be organized as a raster without any customization/script adding.
Sep 08 2016 11:30 AM
We turned off the new library experience until the navigation issues can be fixed, the majority of our sites are publishing sites and we cant have the navigation not working correctly. I do like the look and feel of the new lists and libraries but will not roll it out to our users until navigation works like it should.
Sep 16 2016 01:36 PM
Thanks for posting this. We have turned off modern sites until the navigation is working more consistently.
I think the Modern UI should give more tools for building navigation (tiles, menus, other controls).
You can go to the URL for Top Menu and delete off the excess menu choices.
It's like the Top Menu has the Structured Navigation plus a bunch of random stuff. Even though you only see one level of navigation, the second level is in there too.
Be aware though, every time you edit the true Structured navigation, the "extra junk" links all get added back. Very frustrating.
A work in progress no doubt.
Will watch this thread for more news.
Sep 21 2016 09:10 AM
Jan 25 2017 09:11 AM
Thank you,+1 here! Currently the only issue completely stopping us from moving the majority of libraries to modern. Would be nice to see this in the pipeline. I guess there are some major updates coming to managing navigation. Can't see why it would take so long to address this otherwise. Would at least be nice to have a temporary support, until something else is in place, so that we can start getting users up to speed on the modern libraries.
On a side note: I measured that the TTFB for opening our libraries is up to 10-15 seconds(!), unlike the new ones which are max 1 second. Yet another reason to move over.
Jan 31 2017 11:32 PMSolution
@Brent Ellis (and others) - good news! We're finally pushing out a fix to support structured and managed navigation on modern pages/apps in classic sites.
With this update, if you have enabled publishing on a classic team site, your structured or managed navigation nodes will now render correctly in the modern pages (both global and current navigation), including any scoped or audience-targeted links. We haven’t pulled all the classic settings into the modern panels yet, so when you need to edit the navigation nodes the edit link will direct you back to the classic settings page (/areanavigationsettings.aspx).
We hope this unblocks folks who have been eager to move to the modern UX. Do try it out let us know if you have any questions. Thanks!
Feb 01 2017 06:13 AM
Still a few more roadblocks, but this helps remove one of the major ones!
Feb 01 2017 06:39 AM
Feb 01 2017 10:02 AM
Thats awesome, cant wait for it to rollout so we can start using the new lists and libraries once the navigation is working as it should.
Feb 01 2017 01:55 PM
Is there something obvious we can see to know that our tenant has received this capablity?
Feb 08 2017 01:34 AM
Hi @Sean Squires , i can't found anything on the fasttrack roadmap. When is this fix planned?
Feb 08 2017 12:01 PM
Oooh ooh, me want! Looking forward to having this show up. Any rough timeline? Couple weeks?
Feb 13 2017 09:27 AM
Just noticed the update to the managed navigation, great news and definitely more user friendly already.
However it doesn't seem show sub-links at the moment, is this feature still to come? Thanks
Feb 13 2017 09:55 AM
Feb 13 2017 10:27 AM
Feb 14 2017 01:32 AM
Yes, I have only seen it working in one test susbite, while it doesn't seem to show in another. Not too sure why this might be, but glad to hear I am not the only one confused. Good to seeing things move forward though.
Feb 23 2017 01:45 AM
@Sean Squires any idea when this will hit all tenants? I'm having issues with Page not Found showing up in modern views even though it's tagged as hidden in the navigation.