Office 365 – SharePoint – Views in the new document libraries and quite a bit more

Today I had a play with the new document libraries. I had a look at the different options within the views. The following options are available:

views

  • List
  • Tiles
  • View in File Explorer

 

 

 

List View

ListView

This is the new document library view. Within this view it is possible to manage views.

So I click on the Manage Views (Note that you will need to have admin rights. Also external users don’t get the views menu) options and  …

listsettings

Yes this is where the old list settings option has gone to. I must say I preferred the option to be called List settings.

Then I had a bit further look for the library settings option. Microsft can’t have removed that wording. And I found it in the cog menu.

LibrarySettings

Ok, so what else is new.  There is a little + menu within the new view.

NewFields

Ok, So I’m selecting Single line of text and complete the form that appears:

Comment

Ok so this creates a new field. That is nice, other than that I’ve now created myself a list field. I have been telling my customers to create site content types and site columns and now it’s made even easier to just create columns on the lists.

Hmm, maybe I am being told that I should change my approach. No more content types and no more site collection columns!?

commentinview

Tile View

TilesView

The Tiles view is very similar to the list view. No real difference there other then the way your documents display.

File Explorer View

FileExplorerView

Ah, isn’t this nice. The classic SharePoint list view is now called File Explorer.

 

For more about the new document libraries look and feel please read Marc D Anderson’s Dear Microsoft: Please Listen to Us About the New Document Library “Experience”

 

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