M365 Changelog: (Updated) Select Lists templates include Power Automate flows

MC394930 — Updated July 28, 2022: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Lists ready-made templates are getting a boost. As part of our efforts to evolve Lists and enable more users to take advantage of automations, you now have the option to install pre-created Power Automate flows whenever you create a list from select list templates. The following templates will have reminder flows available to provision after you create your list: Work progress tracker, Content scheduler, and Recruitment tracker.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88906.

When this will happen:

Microsoft will begin rolling out to Targeted Release in early July 2022 and expect to complete by mid-July 2022.

Microsoft will begin rolling out to Standard Release in mid-August 2022 (previously mid-July 2022) and expect to complete by end of August 2022 (previously end of July 2022).

How this will affect your organization:

List creators who create a list from the Work progress tracker template, Content scheduler template, or Recruitment tracker template will see a modal prompting them to install the included Power Automate flow after their list has been created. The reminder flow is an automated flow that runs on a schedule in the background, so it does not appear in the Lists menu.

Users with a Microsoft 365 E3 license, Microsoft E5 license, or Power Automate per-user plan can create and use the reminder flow that is included with select ready-made Lists templates.

  • Users without either of the above licenses may sign up for a 30-day free trial of Power Apps in order to access the feature.

What you need to do to prepare:

You might want to notify your users about these new capabilities in list templates and update your training and documentation as appropriate.

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