M365 Changelog: (Updated) SharePoint: Create from the SharePoint app bar

MC350768 – Updated June 2, 2022: Based on learnings from our early rings, Microsoft has made the decision to make additional changes before it proceeds with the rollout. The create command in the app bar will be temporarily removed to address some stability issues with the Office document creation. Microsoft will add this experience back to the app bar starting in late July. The company has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Apologies for the delayed release of this new feature.  Resources in the SharePoint app bar are expanding to include the ability to create sites, files, and lists as an action.

Key points:

  • Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82160
  • Timing:
    • Targeted Release (select users and entire org): will begin rolling out in late July (previously mid-April) and will complete by mid-August (previously late April)
    • Standard: will begin rolling out in mid-August (previously mid-May) and will complete by late August (previously late May).
  • Action: Action: review and assess
  • Roll-out: tenant level

How this will affect your organization

This new feature will allow users to create sites, files, and lists from within the SharePoint app bar. Users will be able to select the Create command (the plus sign) on the app bar and then select an option from SharePoint sites, Microsoft Lists, or Office files (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote). As users create each of the different assets included in the panel, they will launch the create experience for each format.

  • Note: The new create command cannot be disabled or customized. However, if you have previously disabled self-service site creation, the option to create a site will not appear on the create panel
  • Site creation will launch the SharePoint site creation panel in the site you are in; if you are in a hub, the site will be associated with this hub when created
  • List creation will open in a new tab and take you to the create experience in Microsoft Lists
  • Office files will create the document in your OneDrive site until you save to a different location

What you need to do to prepare

You do not need to do anything to prepare. The SharePoint app bar cannot be customized. If you have not already enabled and customized global navigation in the SharePoint app bar, it’s highly recommended that you do so to take advantage of the best navigational experience for end users.

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