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Customizing Microsoft Teams

By : Gopi Kondameda
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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)
Part 1: Microsoft Teams Customization Exploring the Architecture and Components
Part 2: Microsoft Teams Customization with Tools and Techniques
Part 3: Microsoft Teams Customization with Low-Code and No-Code

Microsoft Teams App Templates

In the previous chapter, we learned how to build low-code/no-code apps per your business requirements and publish them on Microsoft Teams so that your Teams users can use them. Though we have seen how easy it is to develop and deploy these Power Apps from scratch, it would be much easier if we had templates to start from. Along these lines, Microsoft initiated a community-driven App templates initiative to build App templates for common use case scenarios.

These App Templates are open source and ready to deploy for production usage, and you can get them through GitHub. Each app template has instructions for deploying and installing that app for your organization and an app you can install and start using immediately.

The core principles of these app templates are that they enable community-driven, open source, production-ready apps for Microsoft Teams, designed and developed under the following principles:

  • Plug-and-play experience: App templates...