Microsoft Lists, a tracking data app available in Microsoft 365, is receiving a significant update. According to Microsoft, the update focuses on improving the user experience and performance. The update, which is rolling out gradually to all users, will bring a number of enhancements and new features to the app.
In a blog post, Microsoft points out that the update will make Lists twice as fast as before, thanks to a new architecture that reduces the number of requests and optimizes the data transfer. This will result in faster loading times, smoother scrolling, and better responsiveness.
The update will also introduce a new user interface that will make Lists more consistent with other Microsoft 365 apps. The new UI will offer a cleaner and more modern look, with improved accessibility and usability. Users will be able to customize their lists with different views, filters, sorts, and groupings, as well as use conditional formatting and rules to highlight important details.
Lincoln DeMaris, Principal Group Product Manager of Microsoft Lists, wrote a blog post discussing the update:
“To kick things off, we'll share our favorite update: we've supercharged Lists in the browser, in the PWA, and inside Teams to load in half the time. Whether you're driving Lamborghinis or Lists, performance is the ultimate feature. So if you stop reading here, and don't change a thing about how you work with Lists, you're still going to enjoy a summer of lightning-fast views, forms, and fields. But wait, there's more! These performance updates are coupled with a bunch of optimizations to the user experience that put people, content, and essential actions front and center.”
Full Changelog for Microsoft Lists
- “Calendar View Improvements: Calendar view – week layout
- Fantastic Forms: A new forms experience to collect information
- Turnkey Templates:
- Approvals integration
- Custom list templates
- Flows packaged into custom List templates
- Commenting (iOS)”
Back in July 2020, Microsoft Lists was introduced for Microsoft 365 Enterprise customers, providing an in-built task management tool.
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