Recently Microsoft has added a lot of new modern out of the box web parts to SharePoint Online.

Customize pages with out of the box web parts

So if your approach is to keep customisation to the minimum then you might now find that your options to build a useful page have improved a lot.

Today I found out that there seems to be a difference between the web parts offered on a communication site and a team site.

Team sites

Out of the box web parts on Team and Communication sites Microsoft Flow, Microsoft Office 365 teamwebparts

For team sites the web parts have been organised in 7 categories.

  • Featured
  • Text, media and content
  • Discovery
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Business and Intelligence
  • Connectors
  • Other
Out of the box web parts on Team and Communication sites Microsoft Flow, Microsoft Office 365 team2

Communication sites

For Communication sites you will find a similar set of web parts:

  • Featured
  • Text, media and content
  • Discovery
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Business and Intelligence
  • Other

The connector category however doesn’t exist on Communication sites. At the first moment I thought that this could be because the communication sites are all about making pages that are beautiful rather than doing something like integrating with existing applications, but then I looked at the connectors that are offered.

I could imagine that some people would like to include these on communication sites.

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By Pieter Veenstra

Business Applications and Office Apps & Services Microsoft MVP working as a Microsoft Productivity Principal Consultant at HybrIT Services. You can contact me using contact@veenstra.me.uk.

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