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Hands-On Microsoft Lists

By : João Ferreira, Rene Modery
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Book Image

Hands-On Microsoft Lists

5 (1)
By: João Ferreira, Rene Modery

Overview of this book

Microsoft Lists is an extremely flexible and powerful platform for creating custom data models. Hands-On Microsoft Lists is an easy-to-read guide for those who want to get started with Lists, as well as those who are already familiar with the basic concepts and want to create custom and flexible Lists that are easily available through a web interface. This comprehensive introduction to Lists will show you how to get up to speed in no time with the help of practical guidance and examples. Complete with hands-on tutorials and projects, you’ll understand how to use and implement Microsoft Lists effectively. You’ll start by covering all the basic concepts that will help you to build your Microsoft Lists and get the most out of the platform. As you progress, you’ll explore how to customize Microsoft Lists layouts and forms. Later chapters will guide you through integrating Microsoft Lists with the Power Platform. Throughout the book, you’ll work with practical scenarios that you can use daily to improve the collaboration in your organization. By the end of this Microsoft book, you’ll have learned how to create custom data models to improve the way your data is put together, managed, and consumed in your workplace.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Getting Started with Microsoft Lists, provides an introduction to Microsoft Lists. It explains the historical background (SharePoint lists) and gives a short overview of the possibilities and functionalities. The chapter sets the stage for the subsequent chapters and ensures that you have a basic understanding of Microsoft Lists before moving on to more detailed topics.

Chapter 2, Creating Your First List, guides you through the creation of your first lists. It starts by explaining the different entry points for creating a new list. We then proceed to describe the list creation process, showing how to create new blank lists and how to leverage existing list templates. At the end of the chapter, you will know how to create lists.

Chapter 3, Microsoft Lists Core Features, covers all the default features of Microsoft Lists. We will provide a detailed explanation of all the out-of-the-box features, such as personal lists, shared/team lists, and list templates. This chapter will also explain where the Microsoft Lists data is stored.

Chapter 4, Collaborating on Microsoft Lists, teaches you how to collaborate with other people on your lists. You will learn how to invite others, see who has access to your list, and how to add comments to list items.

Chapter 5, Creating Microsoft Lists Views, takes your basic knowledge about how to create lists and moves forward into the more advanced features of filtering and formatting list data.

Chapter 6, Customizing Microsoft Lists, is where you will learn how to customize how your data looks in a list, by formatting several data types using JSON and by following the provided examples.

Chapter 7, Customizing Microsoft Lists Views, shows you how to customize list views to make the information stored in a list stand out, using JSON and the provided examples.

Chapter 8, Customizing Microsoft Lists Forms, covers the default list forms and explains how to modify them using the options in the Microsoft ecosystem to meet your business needs.

Chapter 9, Integrating Microsoft Lists with the Power Platform, is about how to automate business processes without writing code, making use of the Power Platform. You will be able to create actions based on data that is added, modified, or deleted from Microsoft Lists. Additionally, you will learn how to visualize your data with Power BI.

Chapter 10, Microsoft Lists for Admins and Advanced Users, will give you the tools you need to disable/enable Microsoft Lists features if you are an administrator in your organization or an advanced user.

Chapter 11, Extending Microsoft Lists Using SPFx, is where you will learn how to extend the default features of Microsoft Lists using SharePoint. With the use of list view command set extensions, you will be able to bring your business logic to Microsoft Lists and complement the OOB features.