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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

Graph Explorer

Graph Explorer is a tool that allows you to make or test your queries to fine-tune your Graph API calls. Graph Explorer was developed and is maintained by Microsoft. You can access the tool by going to

With Graph Explorer, you can make requests (GET, POST, PUT, PATCH, and DELETE) and see various responses.

You can sign into Graph Explorer using your tenant’s Azure AD credentials; however, your tenant administrator should consent to delegated permissions to use Graph Explorer. We will discuss delegate permissions in more detail later, in the chapter’s Getting Graph API access without the user section.

Based on the verb you are using, you can also include the request body and request header in your query, as shown here:

Figure 3.3 – Graph Explorer

Figure 3.3 – Graph Explorer

On the left side of Graph Explorer, we have some sample queries for different services in Microsoft Graph; this will help you jump-start with a few...