Microsoft Loop, the company’s new online collaboration app that launched in public preview earlier this year now integrates with two popular Atlassian products, Jira and Trello. Microsoft Loop users can now add Jira and Trello boards to Loop pages and update them right from the app.
Jira, which is Atlassian’s flagship product, is a popular bug-tracking system that developers can also use for project management. Trello, which was acquired by Atlassian back in 2017, is a collaboration tool that lets teams organize projects into boards. The app is very similar to Microsoft Planner.
Microsoft Loop works as a collaborative canvas where people can collaborate in real-time using Loop components. These components can be shared across other Microsoft 365 apps such as Teams, Outlook, and Word on the web, where they will continue to update in real time.
As of today, Microsoft Loop is accessible from the web, Android, and iOS. The app supports both personal Microsoft accounts and Azure AD accounts, though it needs to be enabled by IT admins. Even though Microsoft Loop is still in preview, the company recently made the app easier to deploy, and it’s also now available to download as a PWA from the Microsoft Store.
“This is just the first step towards more exciting integrations coming your way,” the Microsoft Loop team said in the Twitter/X message announcing the news. In the replies to this message, the team teased that Microsoft Loop users may soon be able to add Figma and Miro comments, Azure boards, and GitHub projects to Loop pages.
Microsoft Loop will definitely need more of these integrations with third-party services to be considered as a serious alternative to Notion. The latter currently integrates with dozens of services including Figma, GitHub, GitLab, Slack, Asana, Canva, Google Workspace, and Zoom, to name a few.
If you’ve already tried Microsoft Loop, what are the other tools you would like to be able to use within the app? Let us know in the comments below.