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PowerApper01
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Microsoft Lists impact on PowerApps

Do we know what the impact is of the new "Microsoft Lists" experience on PowerApps (versus current SharePoint Lists)?

 

I'm watching some tutorial videos and inside the PowerApp, the connector to a Microsoft List is the same old SharePoint connector we use today. Wondering if Microsoft Lists brings any changes/benefits at all to PowerApps or we should just expect the experience to be identical to today.

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Pstork1
Dual Super User III
Dual Super User III

That's because Microsoft Lists is more of a UI change than a change to the backend.  The content is still stored in a custom list.  Lists is just an easier way to create, and display a list.



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@Pstork1 Microsoft has suggested that there are back-end changes so I'm trying to understand if there is any impact on PowerApps, perhaps performance, delegation, or additional capability.

Pstork1
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Where did you see that Lists made changes to the back end?  Everything I've seen is that Lists is a layer on top of a SharePoint list.  Check this article:

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-sharepoint-blog/microsoft-lists-evolving-the-value-...

 

"Millions of SharePoint users have benefitted from using lists over the years. Microsoft Lists builds on this trusted information platform – bringing new user experiences and capabilities to the foundational innovation of SharePoint lists."



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Here's a handful of statements that makes it sound like something is different than in the back-end SharePoint, but perhaps it's all marketing nonsense. Sounds like your interpretation is Lists is 100% UI and there is zero impact on functionality, capability, or performance in PowerApps

 

Fully integrated with Microsoft 365, Lists works seamlessly with other apps, such as Excel, SharePoint, Power Apps (custom forms), Power Automate (customer flows) and Power BI, enabling our customers to build powerful information tracking solutions at a fraction of the time and effort it typically takes to create custom apps from scratch
Your investments to date in SharePoint lists carry forward. We are building off the 20+ years of innovation within SharePoint and taking steps to make them even more accessible within other apps. The tens of millions of people using lists today will see new list capabilities
And for developers, the power and value of the Lists API extends custom solutions to connect the list data as a source via Microsoft Graph.



Pstork1
Dual Super User III
Dual Super User III

None of those statements require a change to the backend.  All are about ways that Microsoft Lists builds on top of the existing custom list infrastructure in SharePoint.  I believe that you are reading something into those statements that isn't there.



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Fair enough! I'll take your word for it -- zero new capability or improvements in PowerApps related to Lists

Pstork1
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Until they build a new connector that uses the New "Lists" API I don't see any changes.



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Ah ok so there's a new API that is coming with Lists? Have any details to share?

Pstork1
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Nothing specific that I know of.  MS may add some new things to the REST api for lists that are specific to the new UI and features.  I was really just quoting the last comment you quoted.

 

"And for developers, the power and value of the Lists API extends custom solutions to connect the list data as a source via Microsoft Graph."



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