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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

CLI for Microsoft 365

In the previous section, we discussed TPM, and you learned about the prerequisites of PowerShell Version 5.1 and later, and how it only works on Windows machines. However, platform independence is the new mantra, and whatever you can build should work beyond the Windows operating system. Therefore, we need a way to build scripts to administer Microsoft 365 through non-Windows platforms.

CLI for Microsoft 365 is a PnP-based initiative between Microsoft employees and community-based SMEs.

We have several other initiatives built on the PnP model, and a few of them are as follows:

  • PnPJS: This is a collection of JavaScript libraries for Microsoft Graph REST APIs
  • Generator-spfx: This is an open source generator that extends the Microsoft SPFx generator capabilities
  • PnP PowerShell: This is a cross-platform-based PowerShell module to connect Microsoft 365, running on any platform that supports .NET Core.

CLI for Microsoft 365 is another important...