How you can use Microsoft Loop for collaborative app development
27 Apr 2023
Product Engineering: Collaborative app development with M365, Teams and Loop
As the world continues to move towards digital transformation, collaboration tools are increasingly becoming the go-to for many organizations. Microsoft Teams and Loop are tools which are changing the way teams collaborate.
Microsoft 365 is a suite of applications that includes Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, and more. Microsoft 365 is a great collaboration tool for businesses because it allows employees to work together from anywhere at any time.
Microsoft Teams is the ultimate chat and collaboration platform for organizations that enables teams to quickly and easily communicate and collaborate with each other. Microsoft Teams is perfect for businesses because it allows them to create multiple chat channels and share files. It also has powerful collaboration and project management features that make it easy to stay on top of tasks and deadlines.
Microsoft Teams offers collection of apps that can be used to extend its functionalities in multiples ways. Microsoft Teams apps can be tabs, bots or extensions that can expand the value and new engaging possibilities for its collaborative experience. For instance, Live Share can be used to build interactive app experience in Teams meeting. Live Share gives Microsoft Teams the capacity beyond just supporting screen sharing to enabling teams to co-watch, co-edit, co-create and much more in Teams meeting. As a result, developers can use a preview extension to the Microsoft Teams SDK to quickly extend an existing Teams app and create Live Share experiences in meetings.
Microsoft has also shared its vision of a new app “Microsoft Loop” that offers even more flexible, portable, and interactive loop components to operate in real-time. Loop seamlessly integrate and brings together the best feature of Microsoft 365 like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and Teams, making it easier to streamline your workflow and keep everyone on the same page.
Loop is great for organizations because it simplifies the development process and makes it easier to collaborate on applications. We will dive into some key features of Microsoft Loop and how it can benefit your organization.
Loop Components are powerful building blocks that allow you to create custom workspaces tailored to your team’s needs. These components provide more flexibility on collaborating and sharing several types of content across Microsoft 365 applications. The content can be lists, tables, notes, and more, ensuring that teams are constantly working with the updated information in the preferred app.
Loop’s flexible workspaces enable teams to create custom environments that suit their unique needs. Loop workspaces allow teams to see and group everything relevant to their project, making it easy for them to stay up to date on what everyone is working on and track progress toward shared goals.
Pages are flexible canvases in the Loop app where you can bring together teams and all components, links, tasks, files, or data in ways that suit their specific project needs. Loop canvases can also be shared across other Microsoft 365 applications as a link or embedded Loop component.
Overall, Microsoft 365, Teams, and Loop are great tools for organizations to use for collaborative application development. These tools make it easier for teams to collaborate and stay on track. They also allow organizations to quickly build and deploy collaborative applications and components in the cloud. By leveraging these tools organizations can unlock different opportunities and ways to streamline workflows.
Organizations across every industry are going through a fundamental digital transformation in how they operate, connect with customers, and use technology to engage their teams. Proventeq has the expertise and resources to develop and deploy applications and systems across your entire collaborative workspaces - that integrate applications, automate tasks and processes, data, systems and services on cloud and on-premises.
Also, as a Microsoft Gold Partner and a Microsoft Charter Partner for Content Services, with a global customer base in more than 25 countries, we can utilize the latest Microsoft tools as a cost-effective way to quickly engineer and build products that align with your teams’ objectives without the need for time-consuming developments.
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