Microsoft launches public preview for Loop to drive higher group collaboration



Microsoft has introduced a brand new app in public preview referred to as Loop which is designed to enhance collaboration and communication inside groups. Loop is an all-in-one platform that integrates chat, video calls, shared calendars, and process administration options. 

“At its core, Microsoft Loop is about individuals—individuals who wish to create along with ease, irrespective of the place they’re or what instruments they use. It’s a transformative co-creation expertise that brings collectively groups, content material, and duties throughout your instruments and gadgets,” Wangui McKelvey, normal supervisor at Microsoft wrote in a weblog publish. 

The app is constructed to make it simpler for groups to collaborate on initiatives and co-create content material in real-time. Customers can add a workspace title and every other related key phrases, and Microsoft Loop will counsel essentially the most related items so as to add to the workspace. New pages can simply be began with templates and drag-and-drop pages or blocks of content material.

When customers wish to share items of data, they’ll flip any content material on a Loop web page right into a part and replica and paste it throughout Microsoft 365 apps together with Groups chat, Outlook, Whiteboard, and shortly to Phrase for the online. They will additionally share complete pages both as a hyperlink or a dwell web page. 

Loop additionally contains options like AI-powered transcription and translation for seamless communication throughout completely different languages. Microsoft 365 Copilot – which was introduced final week – in Loop provides customers AI-powered solutions to assist rework the best way you create and collaborate by guiding them with prompts like create, brainstorm, blueprint, and describe. Or just kind in a immediate, like “assist me create a mission assertion.”

The app is offered for Microsoft 365 subscribers and might be accessed by means of the Groups desktop and cellular apps and an online browser. The app is about to roll out to customers within the coming months.