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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

Adaptive cards

Adaptive cards are rich UI containers authored in JSON and can be interactive between apps and teams. Users can take quick actions such as commenting, selecting options, setting a date, and so on.

You can use these cards in connectors, bots, and messaging extensions. Instead of creating the adaptive cards from scratch, you can use the Adaptive Cards Designer at https://adaptivecards.io/designer/. This online tool lets you create the required JSON data, and you can use Power Automate with the JSON to replace dynamic values and post in the Teams channel.

The following figure shows the Adaptive Cards Designer, which offers a rich designing experience for authoring adaptive cards.

Figure 2.66 – The Adaptive Cards Designer

Figure 2.66 – The Adaptive Cards Designer

You can also create adaptive cards with App Studio | Card editor, and you can copy the JSON that you have built at adaptivecards.io:

Figure 2.67 – Going to Card editor from App Studio

Figure 2.67 – Going to Card editor from App...