Microsoft today kicked off the second Ignite conference in 2021. Here are some news about the Microsoft 365 productivity ecosystem to share. In fact, the company today released Microsoft Loop, a new collaboration canvas that allows teams to collaborate across Microsoft 365 applications.
Microsoft Loop includes 3 elements: components, pages, and workspaces. Loop components are the evolution of existing Fluid components. They can take the form of task lists, tables, agendas or dynamic 365 records, and will be kept in sync in Microsoft 365 applications.
These Loop components can be embeddedOfficeIn the product, it can also be accessed through the upcoming workspace and pages, and will be synchronized in real time, so they will be kept updated in the Loop system. Loop components will start atMicrosoftLaunched in Teams, Outlook and OneNote, Microsoft also plans to add new elements to it, including voting forms and status trackers. The new page and workspace will debut in the coming months.
Through the Loop page, customers will be able to organize Loop components on a flexible canvas, and can also integrate files, links or data. “Pages are optimized for thinking together and completing work. They can start small and continue to grow to match your ideas and the scale of your project,” explained Wangui McKelvey, general manager of Microsoft 365. The upcoming Microsoft Loop application will provide a shared space where teams can work simultaneously from different applications on the Loop component.
Loop components, pages, and workspaces are all built on Microsoft’s Fluid Framework open source platform, which provides real-time collaboration across the Microsoft 365 ecosystem. The company plans to share more details about its new Microsoft Loop app in the next few months, but the Loop component will be launched in preview form throughout the Microsoft 365 app this month.