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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

Various authentication options

Microsoft Teams is built on Microsoft 365 and leverages the authentication provided by the Microsoft 365 tenant, which could be Cloud Identity, Synchronized Identity, or Federated Identity, based on how the Microsoft 365 tenant is configured.

All three authentication models listed below authenticate Microsoft Teams, as Microsoft Teams supports SSO. This avoids the user being asked to log in multiple times. However, the crux of this chapter is the supporting mechanism of the Teams tab app created by developers to support authentication with SSO.

Here are the various authentication options:

  • Cloud Identity: This is suitable for organizations with no on-premises Active Directory. Here, user identities are maintained with Azure Active Directory, so users are authenticated by Azure AD. You create user accounts in the Microsoft 365 admin center.
  • Synchronization Identity: With this authentication, users use the same username and password as...