SharePoint Site Creation Using Office 365 With Customized Home Page

SharePoint is a web-Based Collaborative Platform integrated with Microsoft office for file sharing and storage. In other terms its document and content management system for project management with team sharing future. This platform provide organization to coordinate and communicate with team by creating task, scheduling and sharing any details related the project.

What is SharePoint?

SharePoint is a web-based collaborative platform integrated with Microsoft Office for file sharing and storage. In other words, it's a document and content management system for project management with a team sharing feature. This platform provides the organization a means to coordinate and communicate with the team by creating a task, scheduling, and sharing any details related to the project.   

Step by Step SharePoint site creation using office 365 with customized home page
Credit: Microsoft SharePoint

The main features of SharePoint,

  • Collaboration
    Help different teams working on “Same Project“ to collaborate using the same platform application; a team can customize their application or build their own.

  • Interoperability
    It allows Office and web-based documents to integrate; custom building allows solutions using different technologies.

  • Extensibility
    Application can be deployed on premise or to the cloud. For cloud, you just need to subscribe to Office 365 and you can get the advantage for this feture.

SharePoint also come with on Premise or cloud solution.

  • On Premise versions - SharePoint 2001, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019

We will defiantly find some of the IT Companies still using early versions such as 2001 and 2003.  After this many years, technology evolves with SharePoint also.

Requirement for on premise has also increased with newer versions for small and medium firms who want to create SharePoint sites to collaborate with their different teams and different projects on the same platform using SharePoint Office 365.

Here are the steps to create your own SharePoint Site using Office 365.

To start with, we need to create access to SharePoint. We will use Office 365 trial to create our own SharePoint Site.

I am using Office 365 E5. Google the same and you will find something like this. Select the Microsoft portal to register.

Step by Step SharePoint site creation using office 365 with customized home page

Next, we will be creating a login. You need to fill in all the details and you need to provide your mobile number to receive security code.

Step by Step SharePoint site creation using office 365 with customized home page

This is how your first page looks like when you login the first time.

Step by Step SharePoint site creation using office 365 with customized home page

From the admin center in the left side below corner, you will find access to SharePoint and other applications.

Step by Step SharePoint site creation using office 365 with customized home page

Once you click on SharePoint, you should see the SharePoint site as shown below. The below screen concludes that you have access to SharePoint.

Step by Step SharePoint site creation using office 365 with customized home page

Next step will be to Create SharePoint Collection. Website is already created when a SharePoint service is used in Azure.

To create Site Collection, go to SharePoint admin and Create” Private Site Collection” as per the below figure.

Step by Step SharePoint site creation using office 365 with customized home page

While creating a new site collection you need to fill in the details marked in  yellow as per your site name. You also need to set Time Zone and need to add site admin.

Step by Step SharePoint site creation using office 365 with customized home page

This is how the page looks.

Step by Step SharePoint site creation using office 365 with customized home page
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Once you click on the create Site collection you will find a new link to add to your admin page.

Step by Step SharePoint site creation using office 365 with customized home page

Now you can browse using that URL. Your site page looks something like the below figure,

Step by Step SharePoint site creation using office 365 with customized home page

If you found any error loading the page or accessing the error you can check the permissions using manage Administrators.

Step by Step SharePoint site creation using office 365 with customized home page

To edit your main page you will find a setting on the right upper corner which gives you access to edit Page option.

Step by Step SharePoint site creation using office 365 with customized home page

You can change left side links and main page content by this tool.

Step by Step SharePoint site creation using office 365 with customized home page

By changing my page this how the new page looks,

Step by Step SharePoint site creation using office 365 with customized home page

By using the same setting you can add multiple pages to your site.

Step by Step SharePoint site creation using office 365 with customized home page

Selecting page name,

Step by Step SharePoint site creation using office 365 with customized home page

Enter some content for this page and click on save as shown in the below figure.

Step by Step SharePoint site creation using office 365 with customized home page

Once the page is created, copy the URL. 

Step by Step SharePoint site creation using office 365 with customized home page

Add a link on the left menu and enter the copied URL of the SharePoint page

Step by Step SharePoint site creation using office 365 with customized home page

Give the Display Name for the link select Ok and save.

Step by Step SharePoint site creation using office 365 with customized home page

So we had a site with a customized home page and left menu customized with needed links.

Step by Step SharePoint site creation using office 365 with customized home page

Your site is ready; now you can make changes and start using that as per your requirement.

I hope this article will help to save some valuable time while setting up. 

Thank you for reading.