Book Image

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

Authentication and authorization in Microsoft Teams apps

Custom apps you built and deployed in Teams may consume numerous Microsoft 365 services within your tenant or external services such as DocuSign, Twitter, and so on. For example, it could be Azure AD, the Graph API, a REST API, and so on, of the tenant where the app is installed. All these services require authentication and authorization to access the required data in the custom app from these services. Therefore, you should choose the appropriate authentication methods suitable for your needs.

There are two authentication methods used in the Teams app:

  • Authentication using SSO in the Teams app: With this approach, the Teams app uses the identity of the user who logged into Teams. And since it requires consent from the app user, it doesn’t prompt the user to log in multiple times.
  • Authentication using a third-party OAuth provider in the Teams app: With this approach, the Teams app uses an OAuth provider...