What's new in the SharePoint admin center

We're continuously adding new features to the new SharePoint admin center and fixing issues we learn about. Here's a summary of what's included. You can help us improve the admin center by sending us your suggestions and reporting bugs you encounter. In the lower-right corner of the admin center, click the Feedback button.


The new SharePoint admin center is supported in Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

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.

For info about new features in the Microsoft 365 admin center, see What's new in the Microsoft 365 admin center. For info about new features in Migration Manager, see What's new in Migration Manager.


Microsoft 365 apps and services will not support Internet Explorer 11 starting August 17, 2021 (Microsoft Teams will not support Internet Explorer 11 earlier, starting November 30, 2020). Learn more. Please note that Internet Explorer 11 will remain a supported browser. Internet Explorer 11 is a component of the Windows operating system and follows the Lifecycle Policy for the product on which it is installed.

June 2020

April 2020

  • Support for the Global reader role. Users assigned this role can view all info in the admin center, but can't save any changes. Learn more about this role.

December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

June 2019

  • The new SharePoint admin center is set as the default experience unless you select to open the classic SharePoint admin center by default (on the Settings page). Learn how to select the default admin experience.

  • On the Active sites page, you can select multiple sites and bulk edit sharing and hub association settings.

  • Classic SharePoint admin features such as Term Store, User Profiles, Search, Apps, and more are available from the More features page so you can access them directly from the new SharePoint admin center.

In case you missed it

Home page and left pane

  • Two charts, along with messages and service health filtered to SharePoint

  • Links to the Microsoft 365 admin center for detailed reports, message center posts, and service health info

  • Links to the OneDrive admin center and SharePoint Migration Tool

  • A geo location selector for organizations that have set up Multi-Geo in OneDrive and SharePoint

Active sites page

  • A list that includes the new types of sites that users create: team sites that belong to Microsoft 365 groups and communication sites

  • The ability to create sites (including sites that belong to Microsoft 365 groups and communication sites) using the same experience available to users

  • Extensive site info and insights such as site name, template, file and sharing info, and date created and modified

  • The ability to sort, filter, and customize columns, as well as search by all text fields

  • The ability to view and filter by hub association, and change a site's hub association

  • Built-in views and the ability to create custom views

  • The ability to edit site-level sharing status

  • Export to CSV

  • Support for locked sites and sites on hold

Deleted sites page

  • A list of deleted sites with time deleted

  • The ability to restore sites individually

  • The ability to permanently delete sites, except sites connected to a Microsoft 365 group

Sharing page

  • Organization-level external sharing settings, and file and folder link settings

Access control page

  • The ability to create policies that restrict access from unmanaged devices, sign out users from inactive browser sessions, allow access from only specific IP addresses, and block access from apps that don't use modern authentication.

Settings page

  • Settings for sync (if your organization used the previous sync app), notifications, site storage limits, default admin experience, and site creation

API management page

  • The ability to view pending and approved web API permissions and approve or reject access requests