Enable communication site experience on classic team sites

So glad when this (Ability to update the root site to a communication site) will be rolled out (end of July 2020) been waiting for this for about 2 years.

This optional feature allows SharePoint admins and site owners to enable the modern communication site experience on any classic team site that meets the requirements, including the root site.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 46338.

When this will happen

  • We will begin gradually rolling out this feature to Targeted Release (for entire organization) customers by the end of June 2020.
  • The rollout will be completed for all customers by the end of July 2020.
How this will affect your organization

A SharePoint communication site is a great tool for sharing information with others in your organization. Now, classic team sites can enjoy the benefits of modern communication sites.


What you need to do to prepare

This is an optional feature that will not have any impact in your environment until a SharePoint admin or site owner enables this feature on a site.

To enable this feature on a classic team site, a SharePoint admin or site owner must run a PowerShell cmdlet. Enabling the communication site experience does not change any site permissions or remove any content. Learn how to run the PowerShell cmdlet.