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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

Setting up an SPFx development environment

The tools required for building SPFx components are open source Node.js-based toolchains and embrace all web frameworks and code editors. This section will discuss how to install them on your development machine:

  1. Install Node.js: The first step is installing Node.js ( Next, make sure you install a version of Node.js that supports SPFx development; currently, the recommended version is LTS V14. However, Node.js periodically releases new versions, so you will need to check the Microsoft documentation for the supportability of the node version with the SPFx.
  2. Install Node Package Manager (npm): npm ( is a package manager for Node.js solutions. So, when you install Node.js, npm also gets installed. The npm registry has become a center to host various JavaScript code repositories. npm itself is also just a package, so if you want to update it, run the following command:
    npm install –g...