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Microsoft 365 and SharePoint Online Cookbook

By : Gaurav Mahajan, Sudeep Ghatak
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Microsoft 365 and SharePoint Online Cookbook

By: Gaurav Mahajan, Sudeep Ghatak

Overview of this book

Microsoft Office 365 provides tools for managing organizational tasks like content management, communication, report creation, and business automation processes. With this book, you'll get to grips with popular apps from Microsoft, enabling workspace collaboration and productivity using Microsoft SharePoint Online, Teams, and the Power Platform. In addition to guiding you through the implementation of Microsoft 365 apps, this practical guide helps you to learn from a Microsoft consultant's extensive experience of working with the Microsoft business suite. This cookbook covers recipes for implementing SharePoint Online for various content management tasks. You'll learn how to create sites for your organization and enhance collaboration across the business and then see how you can boost productivity with apps such as Microsoft Teams, Power Platform, Planner, Delve, and M365 Groups. You'll find out how to use the Power Platform to make the most of Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, and Power Virtual Agents. Finally, the book focuses on the SharePoint framework, which helps you to build custom Teams and SharePoint solutions. By the end of the book, you will be ready to use Microsoft 365 and SharePoint Online to enhance business productivity using a broad set of tools.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)

Adding a connector

One of the highly effective features of Teams is the ability to add connectors to other applications inside a channel. Connectors let Teams communicate with an external application. So, you can do things such as manage your GitHub project from within Teams or track your team's progress within Trello.

Trello is a popular web-based Kanban-style task management application.

This is different from adding a tab to a Teams channel. Adding a tab would just render the application within the Teams interface, but it would not actually talk to Teams specifically. However, adding a connector allows you to send or push information from one application to another.

The next section provides steps to integrate other applications with Teams.

Getting ready

You need to be a team owner in order to add a connector.

How to do it...

To add an external connector:

  1. Select a team using the navigation bar on...