Help me create a new page

  1. In o365, click New and users get 3 options. Which option should I use?
  2. I think you’ll say the 3rd one. The new one. I think Microsoft should bold the 3rd one and move it to the top. Right?
  3. Are the first 2 basically the same, with the 2nd one giving more extensibility?
  4. Do you think those first 2 legacy choices should be combined?
  5. If not I’d change the name of the 2nd option from “Web Part Page” to “Wiki Page with Layout options”
  6. Do you think the 3rd option “Site Page” should be renamed to “Modern Page”
  7. In general marketing terms I think “web part” is dated and they have a bad history – call the new ones “widgets” please

Figure: Confusion will ensure here…

[Also posted at https://sharepoint.uservoice.com/forums/330318-sharepoint-administration/suggestions/19505032-help-me-create-a-new-page]

Provide customized error message

When SharePoint cannot talk to configuration database, provide a customized error message rather than the default Runtime Error.

Figure: Default 500 error message looks bad

Figure: Default 500 error message looks bad

Figure: Detailed error message - for investigation we can disable the custom error message, then detail error message is shown

Figure: Detailed error message – for investigation we can disable the custom error message, then detail error message is shown

We don’t mind the detailed error message shows in the ugly yellow background page, but the default 500 error message should be better.

[This is as per Do you use a customized error page to handle an unhandled error occurs on your website?]

Help me to easily find out who created a library/list

Figure: Who made this?

Figure: Who made this?

Currently, to see who is the author of a library/list like the above, we have two options:

  1. Use SharePoint Manager
    sp-manager
  2. Use PowerShell
    powershell

Both of them are not straightforward, and you have to log on to the server to use either of them.
It costs a few mins and many clicks (not countable) to find out…

The info could be simply exposed to the “list Information” page (can be collapsed by default if there are too much info):

Figure: Add "author" info here

Figure: Add “author” info here

In SharePoint 2016 Preview and Office 365, this has not been improved.