#2 Lists - Using Microsoft Lists in 3 Steps!
This blog post is part of the Microsoft Lists series
#1 Lists - What is Microsoft Lists?
#2 Lists - Using Microsoft Lists in 3 steps!
#3 Lists - Using a current SharePoint list in Microsoft Lists
#4 Lists - Converting an Excel file to a List
#5 Lists - Sharing a list with coworkers so they can enter data
#6 Lists - Microsoft Lists in Teams is now generally available (GA)
What is Microsoft Lists?
Microsoft Lists can help you organise lists efficiently. This is a handy advantage if you have chosen to Office 365 use. Lists is more practical than third-party tools because they are often not flawlessly integrated into Office 365, and that is a disadvantage.
In addition, a list, just like any other type of application such as Word or Excel, is a necessity within organisations. If you have an initiative that fits into this renewed list application integrated into Office 365 , you can launch it without needing help from your IT organisation.
In this series, you can find practical tips to get started with Microsoft Lists. If you have other needs, be sure to write feedback in the comments. I will be happy to come back to you.
Why Microsoft Lists?
Why lists? Microsoft Lists is built better than Microsoft ToDo. Lists is built on SharePoint. And can be integrated into Microsoft Teams and the PowerPlatform. With these 3 steps, you can get started using Microsoft Lists in the preview mode.
1. Put your tenant in first-release mode
2. Open OneDrive Online
You will see a URL in the browser at the top with this URL in the back: onedrive.aspx
Change this URL to lists.aspx
If you have done this correctly you will see that Microsoft lists starts up.
3. Welcome to lists! Create a list...
- Keep track of work, pass on information and visualise data with your team in one place.
- Use different templates, convert an existing Excel file or start with a blank slate to bring your vision to life.
- Visualise and work with data in different ways. Display information in a gallery or track work in a calendar.
- Create rules to automate processes based on your list data.Let yourself or others know when something has changed.
Example: Onboarding employee
Example: You can get started right away and enter new employees.
Adjust columns? It's easy! Use 'Edit form' and edit the columns you need.
Your first list has been created. In tomorrow's blog you will find practical tips for sharing lists. Sharepoint lists. Agree on rules for where to put list data and more.