I’ve been doing some investigation and the next couple of blogs will be about the New vs the Classic Experience in SharePoint Online. What are the Pros and Cons – and what should you know.

Day: 173 of 365, 192 left
Tools: SharePoint
Description: SharePoint Online New Modern vs Classic Experience Part 1

The modern list and library experience have been rolled out to First Release Tenants and it’s been an interesting bumpy ride. More so because I’m human and I don’t like change. But, with time comes acceptance and some wisdom (as we learn) which is why during my next couple of blogs, I’ll be exploring and learning more to share with you – and hopefully the knowledge will allow me to enjoy the new experience more.

Related blogs:

Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 73 – Office365 Admin App Managing your Release Preferences
Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 169 – Modern Lists in SharePoint – Views
Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 167 – Modern Lists in SharePoint
Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 168 – Where’s my List Settings in SharePoint?!
Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 113 – Office 365 Changes to Document Libraries Part 2
Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 112 – Office 365 Changes to Document Libraries

Return to Classic SharePoint:

Lists and Libraries all have a link which allows users to return to the Classic look and feel for these apps. This does change all the apps back to the classic experience.



Undo “Return to Classic SharePoint”:

So you’ve clicked the link – but now you want to go back to the new look? Follow these steps:

  1. App Launcher
  2. Admin
  3. Admin Centers
  4. SharePoint
  5. Settings

Note:  You might have to sign out of your account / clear cache to see change.


Change the experience for a specific list / library:

Go to the Library or List Settings, click on Advanced, here you will find:


Switching on Publishing features revert site back to Classic experience:

Not sure if this is ‘on purpose’ but my site changed back to the Classic look when I activated Publishing Features.

Catch your tomorrow for some more tips, notes and ideas!

Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the next 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.

Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but where applicable, to the overall Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.