Modern SharePoint document libraries inside sites associated with Office 365 Groups

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Feature Update: Modern experience of document libraries inside sites associated with Office 365 Groups


Published On : October 17, 2016
Expires On : December 16, 2016

Beginning October 24, we are changing the experience of document libraries in SharePoint Online sites associated with Office 365 Groups.

How does this affect me?

This change will be noticeable in two ways. First, we are changing the existing default document libraries (those named Shared Documents) inside group sites to use the modern experience unless the modern experience has been explicitly turned off previously inside those libraries. Second, we are changing the default setting for new sites associated with Office 365 Groups to use the modern experience.

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?

There is no action you need to take to prepare for this change. If you are not yet ready for this change, your library can be reverted to the classic experience by going to library settings and selecting “Classic experience” under “List Experience” in Advanced Settings, or by clicking “Back to Classic” in the lower left. Please click Additional Information to learn more.

Additional information


Chirag is an Independent Consultant at Patel Consulting, BCS Chartered IT Professional, TOGAF Certified Architect, Microsoft Certified Solution Expert (Productivity, Data Management and Analytics) and Microsoft Service Adoption specialist based in London, UK with more than 20 years of industry experience. He works with a wide variety of clients in many sectors, designing and implementing business collaboration, data and information management solutions and services based on SharePoint and Office 365 technologies to create business value for both themselves and their customers, including UK Microsoft Gold Partners with deployment, upgrade and migration services delivery. Chirag is an active SharePoint community participant, frequent speaker at local and international events including SharePoint Saturdays (London, Cambridge, Brussels, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, UK, EMEA, India) and Collab365. In 2011, for his valuable contributions to Microsoft TechNet forums he received a Microsoft Community Contributor Award. In his little spare time he enjoys cycling, cricket and participating in Charity bike rides and Duathlons. You can follow Chirag on Twitter at @techChirag and find him online at

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