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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)
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

Understanding how to use tabs

Tabs in Microsoft Teams provide a rich and interactive area for users to access important information and services directly within a Teams app. Tabs can be accessed through dedicated channels or chats and are a great way to provide access to Line-of-Business (LOB) data or services.

Two types of tabs are available in Teams: built-in tabs and custom tabs.

Built-in tabs come pre-configured within Teams and include popular services such as Planner, OneNote, and Stream. On the other hand, custom tabs can be created and configured by app developers to meet the specific needs of their users. By creating custom tabs, developers can integrate their app’s data and services directly into Teams, providing users with a seamless and integrated experience.

The following screenshot highlights the flexibility given to team owners and members, as they can add tabs to Teams channels or chats. This allows users to customize their Teams experience and access...