Microsoft Loop explained

Microsoft Loop is a new application within the Microsoft 365 environment. With Microsoft Loop, employees get a powerful and flexible canvas on which to work. The contents of this canvas can be quickly and easily placed in applications such as Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Loops integrates closely with existing Office apps, making collaboration even easier. In this blog we will explain Microsoft Loop and how it works.

Microsoft Loop is for flexible collaboration

The Microsoft Loop platform creates a flexible collaboration space within any organisation. MS Loop gives employees the opportunity to optimally collaborate in real-time. It is actually a shared work environment, in which colleagues can quickly share data with each other. Microsoft Loop gives employees a canvas on which they can place data. This canvas can be decorated in many different ways and is basically unstructured. In this way, employees have the opportunity to set up this environment for a specific project.

What is the difference between MS Loop and MS Teams?

At first glance, Microsoft Teams can look a lot like Microsoft Loop. Both platforms are aimed at working together. Microsoft Loop does this fundamentally differently than Microsoft Teams.

The Microsoft Loop platform gives employees more flexibility. Employees are given a blank canvas that they can fill with information themselves. This can help with projects that require more flexibility than Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Loop actually enhances Microsoft Teams, because the data can be quickly and easily dragged into the Teams platform. This way you keep an overview but you do get the flexibility that is sometimes needed.

What makes Microsoft Loop special?

With the Microsoft 365 platform, Microsoft creates a central collaboration place for the entire organisation. Microsoft Loop complements this by creating a flexible environment to display everything. In Microsoft Loop you can add files, text, photos, documents from Microsoft 365 and much more. The strength of Microsoft Loop is in the flexibility of the platform.

Microsoft Loop gives employees the ability to quickly get data onto a canvas. Microsoft’s Fluent Design System makes it possible to quickly move this data to another environment. You can put ideas on paper in Microsoft Loop, after which you can store them in a structured way in a Microsoft Teams environment. This will give employees the flexibility they need.

Microsoft Loop explained

How is Microsoft Loop set up?

Microsoft Loop actually consists of 3 different parts. These parts are Workspaces, Pages and Components. These components ensure that a shared workplace is created, in which colleagues can work together.

Microsoft Loop Workspaces

The Microsoft Loop Workspaces are shared workspaces that make it easier to see all the important details of a project. Workspaces make it easier to quickly gain insight into the progress of a project. It is possible to see everyone’s changes synchronously and makes collaboration easier.

Microsoft Loop Pages

A Loop page is a flexible canvas in which you can place different parts. Think of files, links or other data with which you can work together. This data can be easily restructured, optimizing these pages to work together. A Microsoft Loop page can start small and grow quickly and easily with a project.

Microsoft Loop Components

The Microsoft Loop Components are parts that can be shared quickly and easily. Think of data that can be displayed directly from Microsoft Dynamics in Microsoft Teams. This should make it easier to share data from different sources.

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