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How To Create A Custom Navigation Tile In Microsoft Office 365

Office 365 offers tiles for navigating it’s many features.  Whether it be Mail, Calendars or SharePoint Online, these places are easily accessible through the the “tile” menu in the upper left corner.

However, there are times when places within your organization need to be accessed frequently but there are no tiles available.  Today, I’ll show you how to make a custom tile that will navigate to your favorite SharePoint Online site.

First, you’ll want to log in as an “Administrator” of your organization.  These changes will be made across the board for all users.

Once logged in, navigate to SETTINGS > ORGANIZATION PROFILE.

Fill in the required field with the organization details.  For our Concise directory, I’ve used an existing SharePoint Online site and image that has been uploaded to it.  Make sure it’s dimensions are 60×60 pixels and shared with everyone in the organization.

Once the configuration details have been completed and saved, log out and log back in to the Microsoft Office 365 Portal, click the tiles icon and it should appear under “New”.  Click the ellipsis and select “Pin to Home” to have it on the “Home Page”.

Custom tiles can add to the productivity of your organization and overall professionalism.



by:  Michael Schneider, Jr.