Microsoft is known to be developing a collaboration task-management tool that takes plenty of inspiration from Trello. In fact, Project Moca is aiming directly for Trello by offering Office 365 users a native solution for sharing and accessing documents, tasks, To-Do Lists, Sticky Notes, media, files, and links.
Despite being in limited preview since May, Microsoft has not offered much information on Project Moca since its debut on the Office Insider Program. That is changing this week as the company has begun official promotion for the service.
Interestingly, Microsoft never officially confirmed Project Moca despite its being available to some in preview. Now the company is using the Outlook Blog to detail some of the aspects of the tool. Moca is built directly into Microsoft’s email service.
Moca allows users to create projects under spaces Interestingly, these spaces are very much like Trello cards for managing content. Users can enter these cards and edit content, leave links, tick off tasks, respond to messages, and more. Microsoft’s service will tap directly into Office through widgets for apps such as Excel and Word.
How it Works
In the blog post this week, Microsoft confirms Project Moca will integrate with Outlook for the Web. It allows users to compile what the company calls “Buckets” for projects. These areas will allow websites, links, tasks, files, emails, notes, and project goals to be compiled in a single space.
Microsoft points out the tool is now available in preview:
“Project Moca is available for Microsoft 365 consumer subscribers, EDU customers, and select commercial customers as a preview and is shipped off-by-default. Admins can enable it through PowerShell with the Set-OwaMailboxPolicy OwaMailboxPolicy-Default -ProjectMocaEnabled $true parameter.”