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Updates to metadata handling and list templates

List Templates – Issues, Contacts and Datasheet

We are continuing to update classic SharePoint experiences to be used in our newer user interface as well.  The following list templates now have updated user interface support:

  • Issue Tracking List
  • Contacts List
  • Custom List in Datasheet View

New and existing lists created using one of these templates will now appear in the “modern” UI by default.

Issues.pngModern issue tracking

 

Additionally, the modern UI now supports multi-line text fields with the "Append Changes to Existing Text" setting enabled. Lists that contain this field type will no longer fall back to classic mode to accommodate these fields.

 

We'll be gradually rolling this out to Targeted Release customers in late June, and the roll out will be completed worldwide by mid-July 2018.

 

For more information, please see https://support.office.com/en-us/article/differences-between-the-new-and-classic-experiences-for-lis...


File handling in libraries with required metadata

We are continuing to streamline document creation and sharing throughout Office 365.  Soon, we will align creating new files in document libraries with file upload transactions.  When a new file is created (using Office Online) in a library  by clicking the New button and entering the required metadata, the file will no longer be checked out automatically to the user who created it.  This allows other people to see the file even if required metadata has not been specified yet.

 

We'll be gradually rolling this out to all customers beginning mid-June, and the roll out will be completed worldwide by the end of June.  For more details, please see: https://support.office.com/article/differences-in-required-property-behavior-between-modern-and-clas...

5 Comments
New Contributor

I love having our Contacts list in modern. The only thing missing for our solution to be using solely modern SP views is the "Connect to Outlook" command that's specific to Contacts list, sitting on the ribbon in classic view. It enables extremely simple yet great, reliable integration. Can you please move it over to modern UI as well? I certainly hope you won't be deprecating that one!

New Contributor

Im waiting for a modern issue tracking list that has the ability to send emails when a task has been assigned to a user....like the classic tracking list.

Valued Contributor

Hi @Chris McNulty, will those list template be available on Communication sites as well? Right now I only have them in modern Team sites.

New Contributor

Sorry but I'm having trouble understanding this part of the article:

 

"when a new file is created (using Office Online) in a library  by clicking the New button and entering the required metadata, the file will no longer be checked out automatically to the user who created it.  This allows other people to see the file even if required metadata has not been specified yet."

 

I'm not a native English speaker so maybe i'm reading it wrong but shouldn't it say something like:

"when a new file is created in a library with required metadata, it will not be checked out automatically to the user who created it. This allows other people to see the file instantly."

 

 

 

 

 

Occasional Visitor

Hello everyone! Any news about lists containing calculated columns reverting to classic view? Thanks!