This feature is in Public Preview.
This article describes the new unified navigation experience, which reduces clicks and context switches required to complete tasks across product areas. For the legacy navigation experience, see Navigate the workspace.
Onboarding checklists are no longer available in unified navigation.
Opt in to unified navigation
To opt in to unified navigation, do the following:
In the sidebar of your workspace, click Enable New UI.
In the Try the new navigation UI dialog, click Enable.
The following sections of the workspace homepage provide shortcuts to common tasks and workspace objects to help you onboard to and navigate the Databricks Lakehouse:
This section provides shortcuts to the following common tasks across product areas:
Import data using the upload data UI
Create a notebook
Create a query
Configure an AutoML experiment
The tiles that display on your homepage depend on your assigned entitlements.
This section displays your recently viewed workspace objects across product areas, including files, notebooks, experiments, queries, dashboards, and alerts.
You can also access recents from the sidebar and from the search bar.
This section displays objects with the most user interactions in the last 30 days across product areas, including files, notebooks, experiments, queries, dashboards, and alerts.
The following common Databricks Lakehouse categories are visible at the top of the sidebar:
There is a lock icon next to items that require an entitlement you aren’t assigned.
The features in the following sections are also always visible in the sidebar, grouped by product area:
+ New menu
Click + New to complete the following tasks:
Create workspace objects such as notebooks, queries, repos, dashboards, alerts, jobs, experiments, models, and serving endpoints
Create compute resources such as clusters, SQL warehouses, and ML endpoints
Upload CSV or TSV files to Delta Lake using the upload data UI or load data from various data sources using the add data UI
Full-page workspace browser
The workspace browser now offers a full-page experience with a contextual browser so you can browse workspace content without leaving your notebook.
Use the top bar to search for workspace objects such as notebooks, queries, dashboards, alerts, files, folders, libraries, tables registered in Unity Catalog, jobs, and repos in a single place. You can also access recently viewed objects in the search bar.
Workspace admin and user settings
Workspace admin and workspace user settings are unified across product areas. SQL settings are combined with general settings to create a unified experience for admin and non-admin users.
All workspace admin settings are now accessed from Admin Settings, including the following tabs:
External data sources
SQL warehouse settings
All workspace user settings are now accessed from User Settings, including the following tabs:
The Password tab is now the Account & Password tab.
The Query snippets tab is visible to users with the Databricks SQL access entitlement.