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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

Authentication using SSO in the Teams app

Authentication using SSO is crucial for the usability of an app so that it does not disrupt the user experience by having the user log in separately to each app. So, when you are building Teams tabs, make sure you have configured an SSO experience. We will review the required tasks to have the Teams tab app support SSO in your Teams app.

What is the Teams tab app?

The Teams tab app is a web page created using HTML and client scripts that allows you to render content in your Teams app as <iframe> and the web page can be hosted on any website with a well-known address. When you design the web page, ensure it is clean and engaging to users.

We also have restrictions on the website that hosts the Teams tab. If the website has conditional access policies in place, the web page will not render in the Teams desktop app but in Teams in a browser.

We have three steps to enable SSO for a Teams tab app:

  1. Register and configure...