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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 Teams Customization Using the SharePoint Framework (SPFx)

In this chapter, we will introduce you to the SharePoint Framework (SPFx), a modern development model for SharePoint. We will also cover how you can bring the customizations built for SharePoint to Microsoft Teams. First, we will start with a history of SharePoint development just to set the context and understand what it is. Then, we will cover the open source tools we need to develop the SharePoint Framework components and how to install and configure them.

These are the main topics we’ll cover in this chapter:

  • SharePoint development history
  • Setting up an SPFx development environment.
  • Developing your first Teams tab using the SPFx
  • Leveraging the SPFx for Teams

This book is about customization on Teams, so we will focus on building customizations with the SPFx for Teams. If you want to explore the SPFx further, you can learn more about web parts, extensions, and the library components...