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Hands-On Microsoft Teams - Second Edition

By : João Ferreira
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Hands-On Microsoft Teams - Second Edition

By: João Ferreira

Overview of this book

Microsoft Teams is a permanent fixture in the modern workplace, but many of its productivity-boosting features go unnoticed or unused. Hands-On Microsoft Teams shows you how to use Teams to its full potential through easy-to-follow practical tutorials. This guide to mastering Teams explores the platform in comprehensive detail and how it interacts with the rest of the Microsoft ecosystem to help you work efficiently and manage your resources. You'll get to grips with core functionality like setting up and managing teams, channels, chats, tabs, and meetings. You'll also learn to get the best out of Teams by adding custom apps, integrating with Microsoft 365, using PowerShell automation, and exploring useful settings you didn't know existed. Along the way, you'll be shown various real-world scenarios and how to implement solutions for them in Teams that will increase your productivity. Whether you're an administrator, manager, or team member, by the end of this book you'll be confident in using everything Microsoft Teams has to offer.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
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Working with custom apps

Organizations are all different and have their own rules and internal processes. However, even though the Microsoft Teams store provides an awesome way of extending the platform, it will not be able to cover all the requirements of different organizations.

To overcome this problem, Microsoft Teams allows you to upload custom apps built by developers for your organization. This way, you will be able to extend the platform according to your specifications.

Enabling custom apps

Custom apps must be enabled by the administrator and, in this section, we will see how it can be done:

  1. Start by opening the Microsoft Teams admin center at
  2. On the vertical menu, expand Teams apps and then click on Manage apps.
  3. Click on the Org-wide app settings button as highlighted in Figure 10.1.1.

    Figure 10.1.1: Org-wide app settings

  4. Toggle the option Allow interaction with custom...