ContentsBuilding Microsoft Loop TemplatesMicrosoft Loop LoginMicrosoft Loop Default TemplatesMicrosoft Loop Project Management Brief TemplateMicrosoft Team Decision TemplateMicrosoft Loop Project Management Planning TemplateMicrosoft Loop Meeting Notes TemplateMore Microsoft Loop TemplatesMicrosoft Loop Template FAQsHow do you share Microsoft Loop templates?Can I save my Microsoft Loop page as a template?What are the building blocks/components that I can use in Microsoft Loop templates?How do I link one Microsoft Loop page to another?How do I import/export files in Microsoft Loop?Can I add code blocks in Microsoft Loop?How do I move from Notion to Microsoft Loop?How do Microsoft Loop templates compare to Notion templates? Building Microsoft Loop Templates Access Loop course With a public launch on 22 March 2023, Microsoft Loop is a new collaboration app that will keep your team’s knowledge organised. At launch, Loop is like a scaled-down Notion alternative that is built into Microsoft 365. In this article, we’re going to look at Microsoft Loop templates and how you can build them and use them with your team. Microsoft Loop Login Firstly, to access Microsoft Loop, you’ll need a Microsoft account to sign in via this Loop login page. Once you’ve logged in to Microsoft Loop, you’ll be able to access their built-in templates via their +New page button. Microsoft Loop Default Templates When you create a new page, you’ll see 24 default templates that you can use, including: Stand-Up Meeting 1:1 Meeting Retrospective Project Brief OKR Tracker Project Planning Meeting Notes Team Homepage Issue Tracker Marketing Plan Other templates include Hack Project, Problem Framing, Tech Spec, MVP, Media List. Elevator Pitch, Kanban board, Product Wiki, Product Spec, Scrum Board, Action Heroes, Competitive Analysis, Team Decision and Bad Idea Brainstorm. Microsoft Loop Project Management Brief Template This template utilises the following Loop components: Headings Lists Divider Progress Tracker Table Task List Hyperlink embed Microsoft Team Decision Template This template utilises the following Loop components: @mentions Headings Lists Divider Voting Table Task List Microsoft Loop Project Management Planning Template This template utilises the following Loop components: Headings Lists Divider Progress Tracker Table Team Voting Table Hyperlink embed Microsoft Loop Meeting Notes Template This template utilises the following Loop components: Headings Lists Divider Progress Tracker Table Task List Task List Table Hyperlink embed More Microsoft Loop Templates Although Microsoft Loop templates aren’t currently shareable as links, we’ve created training videos so you can build your own Microsoft Loop templates like: Microsoft Loop Daily, Weekly, Monthly Planner Template Microsoft Loop CRM Template Microsoft Loop Event Planning Template Microsoft Loop Performance Review Template Microsoft Loop Social Media Post Planner Template Access the Microsoft Loop Template Course here. Microsoft Loop Template FAQs Let’s answer some of the most common questions about Microsoft Loop templates. How do you share Microsoft Loop templates? You can share a Microsoft Loop template as a link with your team so they can view or edit the page but you can’t share a link to a reusable template like you can do in Notion and other tools. Can I save my Microsoft Loop page as a template? You can’t currently save your MS Page as a template for repeated use but the Microsoft team may update this in the future via this Microsoft thread. What are the building blocks/components that I can use in Microsoft Loop templates? Microsoft Loop currently offers the following template building blocks: The General section offers basic formatting options and the Communication + Media sections offer mentioning features and more formatting options. The Templates section will be the most commonly-used feature with: A Task List provides a basic to-do list with checkboxes within a formatted table A Voting Table provides a way for logged-in team members to vote on ideas (useful for meeting note templates) A Progress Tracker provides a formatted table with a shaded grey top row and the ability to add coloured category labels (no filtering available yet) A Q&A Session provides a formatted way for your team to ask questions and have others provide answers underneath. How do I link one Microsoft Loop page to another? You can link MS Loop pages in several ways: Type @ in the canvas to search for the page and insert it On the sidebar hover the page, click the … menu, and click “share page link” and paste it into your page. If you want to add another page as a Loop component, select “share as Loop component” Navigate to the page you want to add. Go to the Share button and select “page link” and paste it into your original page. If you want to add this page as a Loop component, select “Loop component” How do I import/export files in Microsoft Loop? The Microsoft Loop team has stated “We do not yet have import files and migrate from other tools, but that’s high on our backlog list to support. ” Can I add code blocks in Microsoft Loop? The Microsoft team has stated that they don’t currently allow code blocks or scripts to be added to a Microsoft Loop template. If you do want to display code in your Loop template, you can use the Inline Code component. How do I move from Notion to Microsoft Loop? At the moment, you would have to manually recreate all your Notion templates/pages/databases in Microsoft Loop as there isn’t an easy way to move from Notion to Microsoft Loop. Microsoft has said, “As of the moment, Microsoft Loop is still on a beta or preview mode, and it is not stable yet to use and you may encounter minimal issues when using it and the export or import is not yet available on Microsoft Loop.” How do Microsoft Loop templates compare to Notion templates? Notion has been in development for a longer time and their Notion template library is extensive. They also have more advanced features compared to Microsoft Loop. If you’re looking for dynamic databases, linked components, simple sharing or hundreds of templates for every use-case, you’ll be disappointed in using Loop. If you’re looking for simple meeting note templates (although not scaleable in terms of holding hundreds of notes), collaborative Microsoft Loop templates or spaces that your team who already use Microsoft 365 can access, you’ll find Loop useful.