In addition to its built-in tools, Microsoft Teams also serves as a consolidated, central hub for 3rd party collaborative software. This includes one of the most popular project management solutions available today called Trello.
When combined with Microsoft Teams, Trello can be a powerful asset to any organization, ensuring that all team members stay on task and that managers are able to track their progress easily.
What is Trello?
Trello boasts a versatile web-based platform with a comprehensive suite of online collaboration tools. Trello can be used by organizations of all sizes, from solo entrepreneurs to large, specialized enterprises. It's available both through the web and native applications.
Some of the core benefits of using Trello include:
Easy and intuitive drag-and-drop functionality that can be used just like a pin board.
Team management features including assigning tasks, notifying through email, and writing comments.
Progress meters and checklists to determine project status at-a-glance.
Customization for different types of organization and business structure.
Trello is designed to be exceptionally user-friendly, making it one of the best choices for integration into the Microsoft Ecosystem. The web-based design ensures that team members and team leaders can access it anywhere, while it's forgiving licensing and service fees allow it to fit into any budget.
What Can You Do With a Microsoft Teams + Trello Integration?
Another of the major benefits to Trello is its comprehensive developer API. This API makes it a breeze to integrate Microsoft Teams and Trello. Trello can be added in two ways:
Through the Trello Tab. By adding a Trello tab into your Microsoft Teams channel, you can switch to Trello functionality when needed. Integration is virtually seamless, but team members will need to log into Trello through the Microsoft Teams platform to access Trello's features.
Through the Trello Connector. Through Trello Connectors, Microsoft Teams members can get automated notifications regarding any changes to their Trello board. These connectors ensure that team members don't miss anything from either of the two platforms.
Trello integration makes it possible to use virtually any Trello feature from directly within the Microsoft Teams platform. Inside of the Trello Tab, users can complete, manage, and review their tasks just as they would if they logged in natively through the app or through the Trello website.
Work Better Together
Part of what makes Microsoft Teams such a revolutionary new online collaboration tool is its ability to leverage third-party applications easily. In the case of Trello, Trello provides an intuitive yet robust project management solution that can be tailored to virtually any business. Team members can create checklists, have tasks assigned to them, complete tasks and review their deadlines within a single solution. Through Microsoft Teams integration, these projects will all be visible within a single platform, and notifications will be delivered through the same solution they use for day-to-day communications.
Trello and Microsoft Teams both support comments and notes, making it easier for team members to collaborate with each other. Meanwhile, the Microsoft Teams solution is used to organize employees and managers into teams by separating channels on a project-by-project or department basis. While Microsoft Teams can help internal groups communicate better and collaborate on tasks, Trello can keep those tasks organized.