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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 Graph API

In this chapter, we will start with a basic introduction to the Graph API and then dive deeper into understanding it and topics around it, but with more of a focus on Teams.

The Graph API is used in customizations (apps and bots) if they require you to interact with Office 365 services and manage the Microsoft Teams life cycle.

Some organizations do not like to enable their users with team creation and follow a customized provisioning process with a few approvals. They use the Graph API to create teams within the custom process and automate various actions, such as adding and removing channels and adding and removing members to and from teams.

The Graph API leverages Microsoft 365 data insights and relationships between various data elements. In this chapter, we are going to cover the following topics:

  • What is the Graph API?
  • Getting started with the Graph API
  • Graph Explorer – a tool for trying the Graph API
  • Authentication and...