Get started with the new SharePoint admin center

The Home page of the new SharePoint admin center gives you an overview of SharePoint in your organization. To access the new SharePoint admin center:

  1. Sign in to https://admin.microsoft.com as a global or SharePoint admin. (If you see a message that you don't have permission to access the page, you don't have Office 365 administrator permissions in your organization.)

    Note

    If you have Office 365 Germany, sign in at https://portal.office.de. If you have Office 365 operated by 21Vianet (China), sign in at https://login.partner.microsoftonline.cn/. Then select the Admin tile to open the admin center.

  2. In the left pane, under Admin centers, select SharePoint. (You might need to select Show all to see the list of admin centers.)

  3. If the classic SharePoint admin center appears, select Open it now at the top of the page to open the new SharePoint admin center.

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, click Feedback in the lower-right corner.

Tip

To set the new SharePoint admin center as the default experience, select Settings in the left pane, select Default admin experience, turn on Open the new SharePoint admin center by default, and then select Save.

View reports

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

  • 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, click an item in the legend. For example, on the Files by activity type chart, click "Viewed or edited."
To see values for a specific day, point to that day on the report.
To see more details about a report, click Details to open the report in the Microsoft 365 admin center. 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 Office 365 Reports in the Admin Center - SharePoint activity and Office 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, you can read official announcements about new and changed SharePoint features to help you manage upcoming changes. Each post gives you an overview of a change and how it may affect your users. Click a post to open it in the Microsoft 365 admin center (where you can dismiss it if you want to hide it from the list), or click All active messages to sort and filter the list of messages across all Office 365 services. Message center in Office 365

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 Online service is healthy, or if it's experiencing an active advisory or incident. For more info about an advisory or incident, click it to open the Service health page of the Microsoft 365 admin center.

The Service health card on the Home page

Where to find things in the new SharePoint admin center

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

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 > Create In the new SharePoint admin center, you can create Office 365 group-connected team sites and communication sites, as well as classic sites.
Select site collections on the site collections page and select Delete On the Active sites page, select sites and then select Delete
Select a site collection on the site collections page and select Properties On the Active sites page, select the site's name to open the details pane In the new SharePoint admin center, you can edit site details.
Select a site collection on the site collections page and select Owners > Manage Administrators On the Active sites page, select a site, and then select Owners The new experience also lets you view and edit Office 365 Group owners.
Select a site collection on the site collections page and select Sharing On the Active sites page, select a site, and then select Sharing (or select multiple sites, and then select Bulk edit > Sharing) Some site-level sharing settings are still coming to the new SharePoint admin center.
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, you can select classic settings page to access all the classic settings.
Access control page Access control page The new SharePoint admin center contains all the classic settings and more.
Term store, User profiles, Search, Apps Classic features page
BCS, Secure store, Records management, InfoPath, Configure hybrid (hybrid picker) Classic features page > More classic features

See also

Manage sites in the new SharePoint admin center