New – Communication Sites in SharePoint Online

Microsoft has added Communication sites to SharePoint Online.

These allow users to create aesthetically pleasing micro sites within a SharePoint Online tenancy.  See below;

Communication sites are a useful addition to the capabilities of SharePoint Online and make it easy for users to create a nice responsive site.

Customisation capabilities, however, are not as rich as you had with classic SharePoint publishing sites so we will be working with those for a few years yet.

The standard supplied modern web parts are ok and with effort you can write your own using the SharePoint framework.

Further reading;

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/SharePoint-Blog/Reach-your-audience-via-SharePoint-communication-sites-in-Office/ba-p/70079

https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2017/06/27/sharepoint-communication-sites-begin-rollout-to-office-365-customers/

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Create-a-communication-site-in-SharePoint-Online-7FB44B20-A72F-4D2C-9173-FC8F59BA50EB

https://dev.office.com/sharepoint/docs/spfx/sharepoint-framework-overview

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