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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

Deploying the Icebreaker app

We have two options for deploying the application, one using a PowerShell script and the other as a manual deployment. In this section, I will cover the manual option so that you can understand the components required to run this application.

This is a four-step deployment process, noted as follows:

  1. Register an Azure AD application.
  2. Deploy a custom template to your Azure subscription.
  3. Create the Teams app package.
  4. Upload and run the app in Microsoft Teams.

After we review each step, I will also take you through the best practices.

Registering the Azure AD application

The first step of this App Template is to register an Azure AD application. For that, you can go directly to the URL provided here, or you can go to the Azure portal and search for app registration. Either way, ensure you sign into the Azure subscription you would like to use for this deployment: