Inspire 2020: Microsoft Lists launches on the web today, Teams and iOS apps coming soon

Laurent Giret

Microsoft Lists, the new Microsoft 365 app that Microsoft announced at Build 2020 in May is now available on the web for Microsoft 365 business customers. The new app is only available on the web for now, with a Microsoft Teams app to follow next month and an iOS app later this year.

Microsoft already has various task management apps including Outlook Tasks or Microsoft Planner, but Microsoft Lists is different. It’s an information tracking app that leverages the existing SharePoint lists, and Microsoft Lists will also integrate with many other apps including Excel and Power BI.

“We built Lists to help you save time and reduce hassle. As simple to use as a spreadsheet, Lists helps you easily track any information, invite others to collaborate on the list, and use alerts to keep everyone in sync. It’s a simple, smart, flexible way to track information and get more done,” explained Seth Patton, GM of Microsoft 365.

Microsoft Lists will have its own web app in the Microsoft 365 app launcher, and it’s rolling out first to Targeted Release customers. It won’t completely replace the existing SharePoint lists which will continue to be supported, but Microsoft 365 customers will have to option to upgrade SharePoint lists to the modern experience.