At Ignite 2020, Microsoft announced a new SharePoint app bar to enhance the global navigation experiences, allowing users to quickly access relevant sites, the news feed, and more. The SharePoint app bar experience is now accessible to most Microsoft 365 subscribers, making it easier to find important content and resources across the organization.
“The SharePoint app bar brings together intranet resources and personalized content like sites, news, and files. Enable global navigation to allow users to easily navigate to important intranet resources anywhere in SharePoint. Customize global navigation details and Microsoft Graph will do the rest of the work by dynamically displaying and updating personalized content for sites, news, and files,” the company explained.
Users will be able to access the SharePoint app bar by navigating to the upper left side of the browser on any SharePoint start page and all modern SharePoint sites. The vertical navigation strip displays a link to news from sites followed by the user, a list of recent and frequently visited sites, and recommendations. The SharePoint app bar is also available in the SharePoint app in Microsoft Teams.
Microsoft noted that Office 365 Admins will need to configure their home site navigation and customize the global navigation tab. You can learn more about how to get started with the new SharePoint app bar experience on this quick start guide.