Trello, which boasts more than 19 million registered users and was acquired for $425 million by Atlassian in January, announced the new integration in a Tweet Monday morning, but offered few additional details. We’ve reached out to Trello for more information.
— Trello (@trello) April 24, 2017
The new integration is not a huge surprise, as Microsoft announced Trello as one of more than 150 partners it was working with when it launched Teams, its “chat-based workspace,” last month.
MSPowerUser notes that users can quickly and simply add Trello to Teams conversations. From there, users can import Trello boards, add to them, edit them, build new boards, and do pretty much anything they could do on Trello.
Microsoft is locked in a battle with Slack and tech giants including Facebook, Google and Amazon in the increasingly competitive market for enterprise messaging and productivity. One way to stand out is to integrate popular apps so that people can perform pretty much any task within a program like Teams.
GeekWire get a demonstration of Teams and how it borrows familiar elements from other popular apps and services to reduce the product’s learning curve. The goal is to become the digital equivalent of the open office space by combining pretty much everything there is to do at work — chatting, having meetings, collaborating on documents, sending cute animal GIFs — all into one place.
Microsoft came out of the gate with 50,000 companies that adopted Teams, including Alaska Airlines, ConocoPhillips, Deloitte, Expedia and others.