ATOI365D#Office365Challenge We all fight change, but by now I’m ok with the new look in  lists / libraries. You might however on occasion wish to change the look for a specific list / library. This post will show you how.

Day:  349 of 365, 16 left
Tools:  Office 365, SharePoint
Description: Specify List Experience in SharePoint
Audience:  Power Users, Admins


What does Microsoft say?  Select the experience you want to use for this list. The new experience is faster, has more features, and works better across different devices. (from Library Settings page).

My internet banking site got upgraded 1 year ago – guess who still clicks on “Use the old look and feel” button every time she signs in – yup. That would be me. Don’t be like me. I’m a Change Management and User Adoption Specialist and even I struggle with change. The more you learn about the new platform / features, the more likely you would be to adopt it. Which is exactly why I started this crazy challenge – to learn about new features every day – and try to use it.

Here as some posts around the new Modern look lists and libraries to help you through the change.

How to change your experience (look and feel):

  • Navigate to the library/list settings
  • Click on Advanced Settings
  • Under List experience you can choose New and Classic Experience


This is the New Look:

  1. No ribbon
  2. Settings under the Site Settings


Here’s the Classic Look:

  1. Ribbon
  2. Settings on Ribbon


Please promise me you won’t just change everything back to the classic look? There are some really cool features in the new modern lists and libraries. If you resist this change, then the next updates will just be more difficult to accept.

Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.
Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but where applicable, to the overall Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.