I am delighted to announce that a book I have co-written is getting published today!

João Ferreira, a Microsoft MVP from Portugal, and myself have written “Hands-On Microsoft Lists“, edited and published by Packt Publishing. The target audience for our book are people who have used Office 365 and SharePoint before, and now want to learn more about how they can leverage Microsoft Lists.

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.

The Authors

João Carlos Oliveira Ferreira is a Microsoft MVP, in the Office Development and Windows Insider categories. With a degree in computer science, João has been working with Microsoft Technologies for the last 10 years, mainly focused on creating collaboration and productivity solutions that drive the adoption of Microsoft Modern Workplace. A true tech enthusiast, book author, and author of four blogs, he writes weekly about SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, and Microsoft Lists.

Rene Modery is a Microsoft Office Apps and Services MVP, working as an APAC Digital Workplace Project Manager in Singapore. For more than 15 years, Rene has lived and worked in Europe and the Asia Pacific in various regional and global roles. The main focus of his work nowadays lies in Microsoft 365 and the Digital Workplace, especially in providing guidance and change management for regional projects and initiatives. He is a regular speaker at user groups and conferences and generally likes to share his knowledge and experiences with others.

What this book covers 

Chapter 1, Microsoft Lists basics, This chapter 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 readers have a basic understanding of Microsoft Lists before moving on to more detailed topics.? 

Chapter 2, Microsoft Lists core features, This chapter will cover all the default features of Microsoft Lists out of the box. Will provide a detailed explanation of all the features like, personal lists, shared/teams lists and list templates. This chapter will also explain where the Microsoft Lists data is stored. 

Chapter 3, Creating your first List, This chapter guides the reader through the creation of their first Lists. It starts by explaining the different entry points on where to create 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, the reader will know how to create Lists. 

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

Chapter 5, Create Microsoft Lists Views, With the basic knowledge about how to create lists, it’s time to move forward into the more advanced features to filter and format the lists data. 

Chapter 6, Customize Microsoft Lists Layouts, In this chapter you will learn how to customize how the data looks like in a list, by formatting several data types with using JSON and following the provided examples. 

Chapter 7, Customize Microsoft Lists Views, In this chapter you will learn how to customize list views to make the information stored in a list stand, using JSON and following the provided examples. 

Chapter 8, Customize Microsoft Lists Forms, This chapter covers the default list forms and explains you how to modify it using the available options in the Microsoft ecosystem to meet your business needs. 

Chapter 9, Integrate Microsoft Lists within with the Power Platform, Automate business processes without writing code making use of the Power Platform. The user 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, If the reader is an administrator in the organization or an advanced user this chapter will give him the tools to disable/enable Microsoft Lists features. 

Chapter 11, Extend Microsoft Lists OOB features using SPFx, In this chapter the reader will learn how to extend the default features of Microsoft Lists using SharePoint framework. With the use of list view command set extensions the user will be able to bring their business logic to Microsoft Lists and complement the OOB features 

Available for purchase now!

The book is available for purchase from today onwards on Amazon as well as through Packt Publishing directly. Follow the links below to find it on the respective sites:

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