I would like to add the global navigation on my-site as well, per default there is just the office 365 navigation, but I want to have my SharePoint site navigation underneath.

How can I achieve this?

  • Did you ever find a resolution for this?
    – AdamBT
    Commented Mar 18, 2014 at 17:03

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I don't believe you can do this. The reason being that MySite's are actually two SETS of site collections. The "My" site collection holds everything that isn't personalised. It still works if you don't allow personal MySites.

All of the personal sites are collections in their own rights but ones over which you have little or no control. You have no control over their templates for example, they are all created the way Microsoft wants them not how you want them!

So you can do what you want to the non-personalised part very easily but it is then extremely confusing to users because they go in and out of that - as they do, their menus and formatting will change. I did try this with our tenancy but I soon went back to the standard layout even though it is different to all of our other sites.

  • Can you tell us how? You can accept your own answer if you found it out for yourself but sharing it will help others in the future. Thanks. Commented Jun 3, 2014 at 22:27

I would see about using the Managed Metadata Navigation feature in SharePoint 2013. It might require a custom server control or web part to accomplish but that would be about the only way I can think of to make them all the same without manually maintaining them on an individual basis.

You might be able to accomplish the separate sites with "pinning" or "reusing" term sets along with the managed navigation feature.

This guy has a plan for this, and you might try to find other information.

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