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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

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Introducing Microsoft Teams Apps, introduces you to the Microsoft Teams platform’s extensibility, providing an overview of custom app architecture and configuration prerequisites. It is a critical starting point for building custom apps and integrations for Teams.

Chapter 2, Microsoft Teams Apps and Bots, provides a detailed overview of the various components of Teams apps, including tabs, apps, connectors, messaging extensions, cards, task modules, and notifications. You will learn how these components can expose and integrate various solutions within Teams, enhancing collaboration and productivity.

Chapter 3, Microsoft Graph API, helps you to thoroughly understand the Graph API and its functionality. You will then learn how to leverage the Microsoft Graph API to work with Teams, providing practical insights into its potential applications.

Chapter 4, Microsoft Teams PowerShell, gives an overview of the PowerShell module for provisioning and managing Teams and its associated groups. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the Microsoft Teams PowerShell topics and their practical applications.

Chapter 5, Microsoft Teams Customization Using the SharePoint Framework (SPFx), introduces the SharePoint Framework (SPFx), a modern development model for SharePoint, and how it can be used to bring customizations to Microsoft Teams. It covers the history of SharePoint development and the open source tools needed to develop SPFx components.

Chapter 6, Microsoft Teams Authentication, focuses on authentication and authorization options for creating custom Microsoft Teams tabs, including single sign-on (SSO) and related topics.

Chapter 7, Microsoft Dataverse for Teams, covers Microsoft Dataverse for Teams, a low-code data platform built into Microsoft Teams. You will learn how to build solutions using Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents within Teams.

Chapter 8, Microsoft Teams App Templates, covers Microsoft’s community-driven app templates initiative for building ready-to-deploy app templates for common scenarios, which organizations can easily install and use through GitHub. These open source templates provide instructions for deployment and usage, making it easier for businesses to utilize Teams’ app capabilities.

Chapter 9, Microsoft Viva, covers Microsoft Viva as an integrated employee experience platform, with modules such as Viva Topics, Viva Connections, Viva Insights, and Viva Learning in Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365. It supports individuals’ and teams’ connection, insight, purpose, and growth.

Chapter 10, Microsoft Teams Third-Party Apps, discusses third-party app integration and Microsoft Dynamics 365 app integration with Microsoft Teams. The focus is on ISV-built Teams apps, with the previous chapters covering built-in and custom apps.