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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

Developing your first Teams tab or app using the SPFx

As discussed earlier, you can build components such as client-side web parts and extensions with the SPFx. However, this book will not cover the SPFx in further depth than this chapter:

  • Client-side web parts: These are the controls built with client-side technologies and hosted on a SharePoint page. You can also make these controls available on Microsoft Teams.
  • Extensions: Extensions are also built with client-side technology to enhance the modern page experience and modern lists. Modern lists are the new list experience available with SharePoint Online.

This chapter aims to bring the web parts built for SharePoint to Microsoft Teams as an app or tab, but before that, let us understand the difference between a Teams app and a tab.

What is the difference between a Teams app and a Teams tab?

Tabs are specific to a Microsoft Teams team, so you can add them to any Teams channel, whereas Teams apps are not specific...