Skip to main content

It has been announced that Microsoft will be removing the opt out option for Modern design within SharePoint Online on April 1st, 2019. If your tenant has been configured to use the Classic SharePoint 2013 interface using the opt out option, you will be switched over to Modern on April 1st.

The Modern interface has come along way since it was first revealed and continues to improve at a rapid pace. There are new Web Parts being released and updated all the time that allow you to better present your information in a new and intuitive way using the latest best practices in design. SharePoint Lists and Document Libraries are constantly evolving in Modern allowing for things such as conditional formatting within your columns and more.

There will still be ways for you to set the user experience per Site Collection, List / Library but it will be set on each individual basis. This will introduce additional manual steps to keep that classic user experience in place on your site. You will not be able to set the default experience for new sites being created as those will take their direction from the tenant which will be defaulted to Modern going forward after April 1st.

Need Help?

This date may have come a lot sooner than you expected, but Imaginet is here to help you plan for this major shift in user experience. We can help plan out the best strategy to ensure a successful rollout of Modern before you are switched over by default. If switching to the new Modern experience is still something you need more time to plan for, Imaginet can also help you plan on how to remain in the classic experience for the time being allowing you that extra time to create a roll out plan.

Contact us today at or 1-800-989-7622 to schedule a free consultation call to get started.


Request Your Free Consultation


Imaginet is your trusted technology partner who turns your business innovation ideas into reality. 20+ years | 1200+ satisfied customers | 2500+ successful engagements. Primary services include Web Application Development, Mobile App Development, and SharePoint consulting services, with additional specialties in Power BI & Business Intelligence, Azure, Office 365, Azure DevOps, Skype for Business, and more. Located in the United States and Canada with services offered worldwide. Contact us today at or 1-800-989-6022.

Drew McLean

Drew McLean is a Imaginet Senior Microsoft Platform Consultant who specializes in delivery and implementation of Microsoft product solutions, including SharePoint, Exchange, Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, Office 365, and Azure. Drew is certified in Microsoft® Certified Solutions Expert: Productivity; Microsoft® Certified Solutions Associate: Office 365; Microsoft® Certified Solutions Expert: SharePoint; Microsoft® Certified Solutions Associate: Windows Server 2012 and Cisco CCENT with highly notable proficiencies working with software, hardware, databases, and various operating systems.

Let‘s Talk.

Let's talk!