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Customizing Microsoft Teams

By : Gopi Kondameda
Book Image

Customizing Microsoft Teams

By: Gopi Kondameda

Overview of this book

In the evolving remote working arrangement, the demand for custom Microsoft Teams apps is increasing rapidly across businesses. If you are someone who aims to provide users with an exceptional experience through custom-built apps that adhere to industry standards and good governance, Customizing Microsoft Teams is for you! The book starts with an overview of Microsoft Teams customization and configuration prerequisites. It then shows you how to expose functionalities from various solutions through tabs, connectors, messaging extensions, and more before you move on to explore how the PowerShell module can manage multiple aspects of administration and how to use the SharePoint Framework for creating custom Microsoft Teams apps. You’ll be able to work with Microsoft Dataverse for Teams to build custom apps, bots, and flows using Power Apps, Power Virtual Agents, and Power Automate. As you publish your production-ready apps on the Teams store and Microsoft AppSource, you’ll also understand Teams app analytics and reporting functionalities. By the end of this book, you’ll have learned how to develop custom solutions to solve critical business problems and extend the power of Microsoft Teams to develop high-value use cases in the remote working culture.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
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Part 1: Microsoft Teams Customization Exploring the Architecture and Components
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Part 2: Microsoft Teams Customization with Tools and Techniques
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Part 3: Microsoft Teams Customization with Low-Code and No-Code

Power Apps for Teams

Steps from the preceding section will create a Microsoft Dataverse for Teams environment for the selected Microsoft Team, Contoso marketing, and also create a Power App, as shown in Figure 7.6.

Power Apps are low-code solutions to build apps in Power Platform. We will start with a blank canvas for building a contracts app. In the canvas, you can drag and drop components in any order to design a user interface.

Figure 7.6: The first canvas app

Figure 7.6: The first canvas app

Name your app MyFirstApp and click Save to create your first canvas app in Microsoft Teams:

Figure 7.7: Saving the canvas app

Figure 7.7: Saving the canvas app

Figure 7.6 shows the Power App editor on the left pane, where we have various sections. But first, we will start creating a new table named Contacts, as shown in Figure 7.8.

Figure 7.8: Creating a new table

Figure 7.8: Creating a new table

When you click Create new table, as shown in the preceding figure, you will have the option to create...