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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

Exploring App Studio/Developer Portal

Microsoft Teams App Studio was a low-code tool that enabled users to create custom Teams apps and bots without writing any code – this app was available from Microsoft Teams Store. In February 2022, Microsoft announced that the Microsoft Teams App Studio tool has been deprecated and will no longer be supported. Instead, they recommend developers use the new Teams Developer Portal, which provides more advanced tools and capabilities for building custom Teams apps and bots.

Microsoft Teams App Studio was used to create, package, and distribute custom Teams apps in a very simplified manner using a graphical interface. As Microsoft Teams App Studio was phased out, Developer Portal provides a dedicated app management console available via the web user interface or as a Teams app. All your existing apps created through Microsoft Teams App Studio will also be available in the Developer Portal app.

Developer Portal acts as a hub for Teams...