Get started with the new SharePoint admin center

To go to the new SharePoint admin center, you need to sign in with an account that has admin permissions for your organization.

Note

If you have Office 365 Germany, sign in to the Microsoft 365 admin center, then browse to the SharePoint admin center.
If you have Office 365 operated by 21Vianet (China), sign in to the Microsoft 365 admin center, then browse to the SharePoint admin center.
Report data is not available for Office 365 Germany customers and US Government GCC High and DoD customers.

Note

Microsoft Partners can't access the new SharePoint admin center.
Some functionality is introduced gradually to organizations that have opted in to the Targeted release option in Microsoft 365. This means that you might not yet see some features described in this article, or they might look different.

Help us improve the new SharePoint admin center! Tell us what you like or don't like, send a suggestion, or file a bug. To send us feedback, in the lower-right corner, select Feedback.

View reports

On the home page, at a glance, you can see:

  • The number of files that have specific types of activity each day for the past 30 days. (If an activity occurs multiple times in one day on the same file, the file is counted only once for that day.)

  • The number of total and active sites each day for the past 30 days. ("Active" sites are any where users view a page or view, modify, upload, download, share, or sync a file.)

    The reports on the home page

Tip

To filter a report, select an item in the legend. For example, on the Files by activity type chart, select Viewed or edited.
To see values for a specific day, point to that day on the report.
To see more details about a report, open the report in the Microsoft 365 admin center by selecting Details. Here, you can see tables of activity by site or users, change the reporting period, pivot the report, export the report data into a .csv file that you can open in Excel, and more. For more info about the SharePoint reports in the Microsoft 365 admin center, see Microsoft 365 Reports in the Admin Center - SharePoint activity and Microsoft 365 Reports in the Admin Center - SharePoint site usage.

Note

Reports typically don't include activity from the last 24 to 48 hours.

View Message center posts

In the Message center section of the home page, to help you manage upcoming changes, you can read official announcements about new and changed SharePoint features. Each post gives you an overview of a change, and how it might affect your users. To open a post, in the Microsoft 365 admin center, select it (where you can dismiss it if you want to hide it from the list). To sort and filter the list of messages across all Microsoft 365 services, select All active messages.

The Message Center card on the home page

Service health

In the Service health section of the home page, you can see whether the SharePoint service is healthy, or if it's experiencing an active advisory or incident. For more info about an advisory or incident, select it to open the Service health page of the Microsoft 365 admin center.

The Service health card on the home page

Customize the navigation pane

  1. At the bottom of the nav pane, select Customize navigation.

  2. Select the items you want to appear in the nav pane, and then select Save.

    Tip

    To minimize the nav pane, at the top of the nav pane, select the Collapse navigation menu icon.

Where to find things in the new SharePoint admin center

If you're used to working in the classic SharePoint admin center, to learn where you can find features and tasks in the new admin center, use the following table.

Classic New Notes
site collections page Active sites page The new SharePoint admin center refers to site collections as "sites."
On the site collections page, select New > Private Site Collection. Active sites page > Create In the new SharePoint admin center, you can create Microsoft 365 group-connected team sites and communication sites, as well as classic sites.
On the site collections page, select site collections > Delete. On the Active sites page, select sites, and then select Delete.
On the site collections page, select a site collection > Properties. On the Active sites page, to open the details pane, select the site's name. In the new SharePoint admin center, you can edit site details.
On the site collections page, select a site collection > Owners > Manage Administrators. On the Active sites page, select a site, and then select Owners. The new experience also lets you view and edit Microsoft 365 Group owners.
On the site collections page, select a site collection > Sharing. On the Active sites page, select a site, and then select Sharing (or select multiple sites, and then select Bulk edit > Sharing).
On the site collections page, select Buy Storage. Buy a file storage add-on from the Microsoft 365 admin center
On the site collections page, select Recycle Bin. Deleted sites page
Sharing page Sharing page The new page includes the most common settings, and others are coming soon.
Settings page Settings page The new page includes the most common settings, and others are coming soon. At the bottom of the new Settings page, to access all the classic settings, select classic settings page.
Access control page Access control page The new SharePoint admin center contains all the classic settings and more.
Term store, User profiles, Search, Apps, BCS, Secure store, Records management, InfoPath, Configure hybrid (hybrid picker). More features page

See also

Manage sites in the new SharePoint admin center