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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


In this chapter, we introduced the SPFx, starting with the history of SharePoint development. Then, we walked through how to set up our machine for SPFx development by installing all the required open source tools, such as Node.js, npm, Gulp Yeoman, TypeScript, and SharePoint Framework Generator.

Once the machine was ready, we built an SPFx web part and brought that customization (web part) to Microsoft Teams as a tab or an app.

This is a beautiful opportunity to bring your custom solutions under the wrapper of an SPFx web part to a Microsoft Teams team so that your business users don’t need to leave the Microsoft Teams team to do their day-to-day tasks.

In the next chapter, we will learn more about authentication for Teams.