What’s new for Microsoft Lists from Microsoft Ignite 2020

Microsoft Lists are the new kid on the block and even as a newbie in the Microsoft ecosystem it has received a lot of attention during Microsoft Ignite.

Despite being released worldwide in July, Microsoft Lists had also a few announcements and new features showcased during Ignite 2020 and I’m bringing them to you in this posts.

Microsoft Ignite 2020

New List views

Lists will bring 2 new view modes that are long waited, specially for the users already using modern SharePoint exclusively.

  • Calendar view – With a single date field you will be able to create a month calendar view that integrates seamlessly with the modern look of List and SharePoint
  • Gallery view – Special view which represents list items as cards or tiles, it highlights the image and people columns and is customizable via a card designer

New List Views

Custom list forms

Custom list forms are nothing new to who is familiar with lists but until now they where only available through the Power platform. The new custom forms will allow you to:

  • Show/Hide and reorder columns – Configure the fields in your form for your teams needs
  • Conditional Show/Hide – Use if/and statements to create cascading field types
  • Header, Body, Footer – JSON-based customizations can be used to tailor the three sections of your form
  • Multiple columns of rows – JSON-base customizations can be used to show field types side by side for a wider form

Custom List Forms

Mobile App

Like most Microsoft products Microsoft Lists will also get a mobile version to allow you to access your lists while on the go. The mobile app is still in preview and for now is only available for iOS, if you are an early adopter and would like to give it a try before everyone else fell free to join the program.

Microsoft Lists Mobile app

Recover from mistakes with Undo / Redo

As Mark Kashman says “Oops is no longer a for letter word”, for years we had to live on the edge without a possibility to Undo or Redo our list mistakes.

This is a simple but essential new feature; Microsoft Lists now gives you the possibility to Undo and Redo your mistakes. Uhuh 😊

Undo and Redu

List comments and notifications

Collaborative work is more important than ever in the new world we are living, and now on Microsoft Lists you can add comments to list items and mention your colleagues that are working on it with you.

Your mentioned colleagues will receive a notification and a link that will take him directly to the list item.

Microsoft Lists comments

Project Nucleus

Project Nucleus was the one more thing moment on Jeff Teper keynote, this technology will give superpowers to your lists.

Nucleus powers an always on, blazing fast, and throttle free list experience on the web.

by Jeff Teper

Project nucleus allows you to accomplish common tasks like column sorting, grouping at blazing fast speeds on lists of any size. Lists interactions will become a true delight regardless of the internet speed.

All changes are synched with a local cache so the Project Nucleus will enable you to work with your list even when offline. Add and remove filters, change views, and even make edits, all changes are made and then uploaded when reconnected to the internet.

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