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Microsoft Lists – evolving the value of SharePoint lists and beyond

Today, we disclosed plans for Microsoft Lists (blog with full details) during day one of Build 2020.

We want to share the news and highlight how the SharePoint lists you know, and love, evolve. The key takeaway… Lists are lists are Lists … Microsoft Lists is an evolutionary jolt to SharePoint lists and beyond.

Your lists just got a whole lot smarter

Millions of SharePoint users have benefitted from using lists over the years. Microsoft Lists builds on this trusted information platform – bringing new user experiences and capabilities to the foundational innovation of SharePoint lists. Rest assured that all your lists, including lists that you have inside SharePoint sites today, will benefit from all the innovations described here. Lists are lists are lists.

Additionally, the value of existing integrations with the Power Platform continue when you need to further customize list forms with Power Apps and design robust workflows with Power Automate. And for developers, the power and value of the Lists API extends custom solutions to connect the list data as a source via Microsoft Graph.

Take a first look at Microsoft Lists– product demo tour by @Miceile Barrett – Lists program manager at Microsoft: 

Microsoft Lists encompasses SharePoint lists, a new Lists home page (web), lists in Microsoft Teams and the coming Lists mobile app. There is only one Lists product and we continue to move it forward.

Microsoft Lists are stored in SharePoint sites and can be accessed from the new Lists home page, directly from the SharePoint team site (as shown here), or from within Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Lists is a Microsoft 365 app that helps you track information and organize work. List are simple, smart, and flexible, so you can stay on top of what matters most to your team. Track issues, assets, routines, contacts, inventory and more using customizable views and smart rules and alerts to keep everyone in sync. With ready-made templates, you can quickly start lists online, on our new mobile app, or with Microsoft Teams. And because it is part of Microsoft 365, you can rely on enterprise-ready security and compliance.

Podcast | Join @Miceile Barrett and @Lincoln DeMaris as they sit down with me and @Chris McNulty on The Intrazone at Build 2020 to share their first thoughts on Microsoft Lists. Enjoy the “Make a list and check it twice” episode:

A list showing "Gallery" view - each card represents a row of data.

Note | If you have classic SharePoint lists in Microsoft 365 today, Microsoft continues to support them today and into the foreseeable future be that they were built for legacy applications or have custom-built extensions - they will continue to work. And when you choose to move them from classic to modern – they then not only “get modern,” – they will get all the value and innovation Microsoft Lists brings.

We cannot wait to share more details and documentation when we begin roll out later this summer, and the Lists mobile app coming later this year.

Resources to learn more about Microsoft Lists:



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