Microsoft announced Lists, a project management and organization tool, back during Build conference this year. The app competes with the likes of Trello and comes in the form of a web app and mobile applications. The web app is called ‘Lists home’ and began rolling out to users in July. The tool is a more robust task management offering and helps businesses track not just projects, but also a host of other variables such as issues, patients, and more.
The Redmond giant today announced that Lists in Teams is now generally available. The integration with Teams brings the ability to directly create lists from the firm’s collaboration app. The tool offers eight standard templates and three industry specific ones – Patients, Loans, and Incidents. It also lets them create lists from other sources such as Excel tables. Users can also add existing lists as new tabs in Teams.
The app also allows users to start conversations in channels on individual Lists items. This allows for collaboration within each list, making it easy to track feedback or change requests for each item. Since the conversations are considered channel messages, it supports all rich text options and mentions.
Lists integration with Teams also works on the Teams Android and iOS apps. A dedicated Lists app for mobile platforms is expected to be released by the end of the year. However, for Microsoft 365 business customers, the integration into the Teams app brings a lot of the service’s functionality – with the app letting users create new lists and manage tasks right from Teams.
While Lists in Teams is automatically enabled by default, Microsoft has also provided support documentation for admins to help enable or disable the integration.