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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

What is the Graph API?

There are several services that are a part of Microsoft 365, such as SharePoint, Exchange, OneDrive, Teams, and so on. Each service has REST endpoints. For any application development purpose, if we need to connect more than one service, then we need to connect individual REST service endpoints and perform authentication with each endpoint. So, as a developer, you need to discover and understand various aspects of each service, such as its endpoints, authentication mechanism, permission models, and data formats.

Microsoft Graph is a unique gateway to access data with one single endpoint to access all Microsoft 365 services. Additionally, with the Azure AD authentication mechanism, you can provide access to application users that consume the Graph API.

Microsoft Graph offers three interfaces for developers to consume in their applications:

  • A REST API: A REST-based API through which you can perform CRUD operations using a single endpoint, https:/...