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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


Microsoft Teams is a versatile collaboration platform that offers many features and tools to facilitate virtual work within teams, including chat, meetings, file sharing, and real-time collaboration. However, the wide range of built-in apps, third-party apps, and custom app integrations available to users sets Teams apart from other collaboration tools. Teams has become a one-stop-shop for all collaboration needs, eliminating the need for multiple tools and platforms. This leads to improved productivity, better communication, and enhanced teamwork from one location.

With the rise of hybrid work, virtual teamwork has made Microsoft Teams an essential tool for businesses and organizations to maintain connectivity and productivity among team members. In addition, Teams offers several customization options to users, allowing them to tailor their experience based on their preferences and needs. Overall, Microsoft Teams is a robust platform that can enhance the efficiency and productivity of remote teams, which ultimately leads to better collaboration and results.

In addition to exploring the different types of apps available on Microsoft Teams, this book will provide you with a good understanding of the Microsoft Teams app architecture. We will cover the prerequired configurations necessary to have apps available in your tenant, including how to manage app policies and permissions.

Furthermore, this book will delve into building custom apps for Microsoft Teams, utilizing various options and supporting technologies/APIs for building these apps. We will explore how to use different development tools (such as Visual Studio) and programming languages (such as JavaScript and TypeScript) to build and customize apps that meet your specific needs.

This book will provide you with the knowledge and skills to create a powerful and efficient workspace using Microsoft Teams and its various apps. From understanding the architecture to building custom apps, you will be equipped with the tools and techniques to optimize your use of Microsoft Teams and achieve your goals more effectively.