Microsoft has announced the general availability of Microsoft List in Teams, a new app that helps users keep track of information and organize their work.
The company first announced Lists at its Build conference in May. The app lets users track issues, assets, routines, contacts, inventory and more via customizable views and smart rules and alerts. Ready-made templates allow users to quickly start lists online, and on a mobile app and directly in Microsoft Teams.
Lists is a part of Microsoft 365, so the workplace technology suite’s enterprise-grade security and compliance applies, the company said in a May blog.
Microsoft says Lists in Teams is supported as a team-based tab app built on top of the Teams platform, so organizations already using Teams can just go to any channel where they want to start tracking a list and hit the “+” button and select the Lists app. Once the tab is added, users can create a new list or bring in an existing list from another team or an older SharePoint site.
The app includes three industry-specific templates for healthcare, finance and government.
Healthcare organizations can use the Lists app in Teams to support patient rounding, multi-disciplinary huddles and discharge planning. The Patients template is an easy way for all health teams to track patient progress and keep in touch with their peers. If you have questions about storage of PHI in Teams, Lists, or Office 365, please see more documentation here.
Government agencies can use the Lists app in Teams to track incidents and coordinated incident response. The Incidents template helps people quickly setup a list and get started.
Loan officers at a mortgage broker or bank can use the Lists app to track a set of loans and informally collaborate on advancing a them to approval. The Loans template helps them get started with plenty of scope for further customization.
Once a list is created, users can start conversations about individual list items. This allows users to collaborate with their team about the list item.
All typical Teams messaging features apply, like mentions, rich text, giphies, stickers, emojis, mentions, tagging and attachments.