Microsoft Lists: Reporting on shared Lists and List Items created through Teams and the Lists Web App

TeamsFest is only a few weeks away. It's coming around so fast and one of the jobs I did during the week was spin up a list in the Team so that speakers could easily access their session. It had their track, it had their time and their moderator. It felt nice putting it in as a tab. It looked good and felt good. But one of the things I was thinking about now I have started to use Lists in anger is how can get I a report on who I have shared a list with. I wrote about how to share Lists and List Items in both the web experience and Teams but now imagine the scenario that I have a few dozen lists and that I collaborate on these inside and outside the organisation. How could I tell who I shared those with? Especially after a month or two where albeit best intentions, I doubt I am keeping track. It's really important to review this from time to time both in terms of administration and security. Yet one of the things we must understand is this difference between personal lists and teams lists because lists are stored in different places - and yes, yes I know its ultimately all SharePoint, but this determines how we find our sharing reports

Teams Real Simple with Pictures: Using a Lists Extension to share Lists and List Items in Teams

By definition, extensions are small software modules for customizing and personalising applications. They are typically used with browsers, such as this office browser extension for Edge which gives the user direct access to Office files right out of the browser. A good extension can improve functionality, fill functionality gaps or even create greater synergy between applications. Having already reviewed the Share To Teams extension in EDGE back in December when Joao Ferreira created it, I was very much intrigued last week when Joao released another extension for Microsoft Lists in order to share both Lists and List Items into Teams. As I had recently written on Microsoft Lists in a two part Fundamentals series, I thought this would be a nice extension of that series. I can't begin to convey how much I respect guys like Joao who push the envelope of apps we work with on a day to day basis in order to make them better, and our lives a little bit easier

Teams Real Simple with Pictures: Deploying Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways in Teams as a personal app

Learning pathways is a customizable, on-demand learning solution designed to increase usage and adoption of Microsoft 365 services in your organization. It's one of those things which has been on my radar to write about for some time. Having your learning site in easy reach of your Team - within Teams itself - and bringing your learning content where your Team is working on a day to day basis saves time and makes it easier for them to access without needing to navigate to another application. Add in the fact that you can customise content and you have a really powerful application that is great for increasing the teams' knowledge and adoption of Microsoft 365 services, provides a greater return on Teams, SharePoint and other 365 applications as well as provide a platform for the organisation to deploy it's own content. No need to necessarily splash out on that LMS

Microsoft Lists Fundamentals Part 1

I have a little detour from Teams this week. Of course, Microsoft Lists will come into Teams in the next month or so - this has already been confirmed. Yet I like many others have been caught up in the hype and wanted to get hands on with the web app experience as a primer for that. So it's a good thing that even though it's not officially in my Ring 4 test tenant - as in no icon on login - there's still a way to access it - many thanks to Matt Wade and Michael Pisarek for bringing it to my attention on social. So, Lists. Lists are effective for many things - Itineraries, Assets, Expenses, Project Steps, Go to Market actions. And there is many reasons as to why you would make a list. You would make it to record track and organise. You would make it in order to collaborate with others. You would make it to share with others. Yet lists in Microsoft 365 are not new. As announced at Build, Lists are an evolution of SharePoint Lists and encompasses SharePoint Lists and which is now a cross app all of it's own. Let's have a look

Teams Real Simple with Pictures: Accessing all of your Teams files through a single channel

If you are like me, then you are always looking at ways to do things quicker or make things easier - and working with files in Teams is no exception. Now, as a rule of thumb and being a minimalist at heart I only ever keep a maximum of three Teams visible at any one time, but one of the drawbacks of this approach is that I often get asked to upload, amend or co-author content in Teams, or channels of Teams which I have hidden or rarely use, and since I am a member of over four dozen Teams it takes me an unnecessary amount time to locate it and do the upload or the amendment. Now, I don't know when exactly this functionality dropped into GA - I can't remember seeing it on the Microsoft 365 roadmap or the Message centre, but you can now attach cloud storage to channels. This means that you can add all of the SharePoint file structure of every Team you are a part of to a single channel which can short circuit much of the previous effort involved. This includes Private Channels