According to Chris McNulty of Microsoft, the following SharePoint updates to metadata handling and list templates have taken place:
List Templates – Issues, Contacts and Datasheet
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.
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.
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
Microsoft continues to streamline document creation and sharing throughout Office 365. Soon, they 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.
For more details, please see: https://support.office.com/article/differences-in-required-property-behavior-between-modern-and-clas…