M365 Changelog: New SharePoint hub to hub associations

MC285601 – This release will add the ability to associate a SharePoint hub site to another hub site to expand search results across multiple hubs in your organization. This will enable users to discover relevant content when searching on any sites related to the associated hubs.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 85613

When this will happen:

Targeted release (select users and entire org): will begin rolling out in mid-September and be complete by late September.

Standard: will begin rolling out in mid-October and by complete by late October.

How this will affect your organization:

SharePoint administrators will be able to associate hubs to other hubs in the SharePoint admin center. When you associate hubs, there are no visual changes to the user experience except for when users search for content. When searching for content, users will see a breadcrumb path that will display the name of the hub site where content is located.

Hub associations are designed to expand the availability of related content to end-users. Hub to hub site associations create a network of hubs that roll-up to each other to create connections. When hubs are associated with each other, content can be searched for and displayed on hubs up to three levels of association.

What you need to do to prepare:

You do not need to do anything to prepare for this update.

Note: SharePoint administrators will have the ability to associate hub sites to other hub sites in the SharePoint admin center.

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