14 Jan Lists – Top Tools in Microsoft 365
Doing business in the modern age means data, a lot of data. We store and process information in almost everything that we do – whether it is staff records, customer details, tasks, inventories or order processing. Our businesses live and breathe from the data that we hold; fast and straight-forward access to information is, therefore, critical to conduct effective and profitable business today.
Microsoft 365 has the answer.
At the forefront of innovation in the workplace – both in-office and remotely, Microsoft continues to evolve the 365 ecosystem to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s workforce.
It has developed tools that have revolutionised the way we work from its conception in April 1975. Ever since then, we have seen growth unparalleled by any other company offering a similar service. Microsoft achieved an incredible $125.8 billion in revenue last year alone; making it one of the most successful companies on the planet.
Tackling the elephant in the room – data.
Introducing Microsoft Lists as a solution to the difficulties we previously discussed. Effectively storing and working with lists of data of all kinds.
Lists is a practical application that has a wide variety of uses across a business. In simple terms, (yes, you’ve guessed it), it allows you to make lists. But, unlike other applications that allow you to do this, the Lists feature of 365 gives you freedom over the parameters you wish to organise each list under. If your clients are contracted to different levels of service (gold, silver, or bronze membership, for example) you can input parameters so the clients can be organised according to their membership level. The possibilities are endless – lists makes it easy to organise your data effortlessly!
What makes Microsoft Lists unique?
As previously mentioned, Lists gives you control over how to present your information but what we have not mentioned is that it also allows you to view your data in many different ways – a card format, a calendar format, or a standard column-based format like Excel. Lists also give you power over what part of your list is visible to others.
Why use Lists?
Lists is most frequently used as an issue, inventory, or asset tracker but can be applied to a multitude of purposes. At first glance, it seems to bear a stark similarity to Microsoft Planner and the To-do app, but it has a much broader range of functions, with its structure permitting the user options to tailor the style, field titles, and formats far more than rigid apps.
Also, Lists is prebuilt but is also customisable. You can add as many fields as you wish, making it fully adaptable to the way in which you want to use it within your business.
The Microsoft Lists phone app
The phone app offers pre-built templates for event and asset management, tasks and many more. Explore it to see what else it can offer you.
Microsoft Lists also offers a useful function in that it allows you to create new lists and edit them right within the Microsoft Teams app.
Lists can connect to Power Automate (more on this later in the blog series) and PowerApps also. With the workflow processes within Power Automate, you can drive data inputs and extracts from your Lists automatically – bridging your data between apps effortlessly.
This – along with other tools that Microsoft 365 offers – can revolutionise the way your company does business now and into the future.
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