CollabTalk Podcast | Episode 31


Darrell "as a Service" Webster (Darrell Webster)For Episode 31 of the CollabTalk Podcast, the conversation focused on Microsoft’s recent announcement of a new collaboration experience: Microsoft Loop, and how context-based collaboration, or collaboration “In The Flow Of Work” is changing the ways in which the modern workplace functions. You can listen to the podcast above and follow me using your favorite app, such as Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Soundcloud, or the iHeartRadio app. Be sure to subscribe!

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A bit more detail on the topics covered in this episode:

  • Christian frames the discussion, reading through Microsoft’s announcement and product positioning [6:06]
  • Beyond this description, what is Microsoft’s goal/intent with Microsoft Loop? [8:54]
  • Loop is not a new concept — discussion on the now-defunct GigJam project from Microsoft R&D [13:09]
  • There are also some competitors in this space, but without key advantages [17:46]
  • How much will Loop Components change the way we work? [24:09]
  • The Microsoft Loop splash videos, and how Microsoft is positioning Loop against/alongside Microsoft teams [31:12]
  • What is your vision for the future of work? Where are we headed? [38:39]
  • From the other announcements made at Microsoft Ignite, clearly, the future is about AI [42:28]

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Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and M365 Apps & Services MVP, and an award-winning product marketer and technology evangelist, based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He is the Director of North American Partner Management for leading ISV Rencore (, leads content strategy for TekkiGurus, and is an advisor for both revealit.TV and WellnessWits. He hosts the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the weekly #CollabTalk Podcast, and the Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) series.

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  1. December 28, 2021

    […] Episode 31 | Microsoft Loop and Collaboration in “The Flow of Work” with Darrell Webster […]