Architecting your intelligent intranet with SharePoint global navigation, hubs, and site designs


Discover the exciting improvements we’re bringing to help you architect and deploy an intelligent intranet with SharePoint. From simplifying way-finding for users across all of SharePoint including global navigation, to organizing your intranet with hubs, to unlocking new branding capabilities, and establishing sites with consistent structure and functionality. Come learn best practices for how to leverage these capabilities to implement an information architecture that connects the digital estate

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This was a very well done video. Great content all around!


Thanks for the inspiring session. Do you have any information on the roadmap for all the new features that you have shown?


@MelissaBathumGood stuff. A couple of questions:

1. Is this true Global navigation:  the same navigation will be visible on all of my Hubs sites?

2. What is the best way to convert what we created as a Home site before SharePoint Home sites came to be?

3. When will all this goodness be available?


@RGranderath Thanks for watching, happy to hear you found it inspiring. :smile: We posted the roadmap slide on twitter




@Deb_W Thanks for watching the session!

1. The app bar will show up on all your modern communication and team sites.

2. If your existing site that you were deeming a home site, is a communication site then all you need to do is mark it as a home site officially (here is how to do that). If your existing site is classic, you can either look to transform your site or start building a new communication site and once its ready swap it out to make it the root. 

3.  The roadmap was posted here


Hi @MelissaBathum 

I was able to watch the video yesterday but somehow it seems to be broken this evening. This is what I am seeing for the video now:


Help please!



@MelissaBathum can't find this session anywhere today. The video is private and it was removed from the schedule. :sad: 

Is it possible to make it available again? 


@gauravmahajan , @joaoferreira@rorsino the video has been fixed. You should be able to see the video now. Thanks for watching! :smile:




Nice way to create a seamless design between SharePoint Online and MS Teams. Really looking forward to be using SharePoint global navigation, Thank you for the video!


@MelissaBathum SharePoint app Bar: what about multilingual support?


1) Global Navigation authored by Home Site owners in can be translated?

2) In which language is showed contents (global nav, news, site, files) inside SharePoint app bar (user preferred language? Browser language? Site default language?)

3) How does SharePoint app Bar interact with modern multilingual feature?

  • i.e. If current language is Italian, My Reccomended News are Italian?
  • i.e. If SharePoint app bar is showed in a site with multilingual support, app bar content follows the language selected by user in the language selector?

The new features are so we expected for large organizations, where anyway the multilanguage support is critical for adoption.


Thank you!


@MelissaBathum Very nice video and great explanation and features! I do have two questions...


  1. How do the Teams sites associated with Yammer Communities fit into the intelligent Intranet architecture?
    As an example, we have a hub site for HR, but HR also has a Yammer Community for all employees to interact with HR and that Yammer Community also comes with its own HR SharePoint site.
    Ultimately we would like to have one HR SharePoint site, as a hub site, that is also connected to the Yammer Community as well. @DennisAgusi 
  2. What is the future of the SharePoint start page at .../_layouts/15/sharepoint.aspx? With the introduction of the Global Navigation bar, this page becomes redundant. We would rather have the SharePoint item in the Office 365 applauncher to bring our users to our home site.


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