What’s New: Platform
- Microsoft Teams and Power Automate – Simpler automation for everyone: A new Power Automate app for Teams makes automating workflows easier than ever with new templates and a simplified editor experience.
- Organizational branding for line-of-business Teams app catalog: IT Admins can now customize their Teams line-of-business app catalog using their organization’s branding. This enhances the user experience for end-users and increases organic discovery and use of an organization’s line-of-business apps.
- Resource-Specific Consent available on the Microsoft Graph v1.0 endpoint: Microsoft Teams announced that Resource-Specific Consent (RSC) is now generally available on the Microsoft Graph v1.0 endpoint! Your Teams app can now call Teams Graph APIs from the BETA endpoint without needing admin consent. This capability empowers Team owners to install an app for their specific team and restrict the app’s scope and access to data to only that one team, without needing the global IT admin to provision access.
- App certification: Publishers building Microsoft Teams add-ins can now work with Microsoft to certify that their app – and its supporting infrastructure – protect the security and privacy of sensitive customer data. Certified apps receive a badge that is visible in AppSource and from within the Microsoft 365 tenant administrator’s console. App publishers are encouraged to take advantage of this program, and over time, expect to make it a requirement.
- Publisher verification: It’s critical that IT Admins and end-users know that partner apps come from verified sources. Using a process that relies on a verified Microsoft Partner Network account, Microsoft now offers application developers a publisher verification service. Verified apps receive a badge that is visible in AppSource and in the consent dialog when a user or admin installs an application.
- Teams App Spotlight: Clio is a cloud-based legal software that law firms trust to manage their practices and clients from intake to invoice. As the needs of legal professionals have changed over the last year, Clio has been focused on building solutions law firms need in this new digital-first reality. To make remote collaboration even easier, Clio customers can now check the status of their matter, scan recent communications, and plan for upcoming events all within Microsoft Teams.