Teams integration with Power Platform and custom development

Microsoft 365 integrations

Wellbeing and productivity insights in Teams : Wellbeing features and productivity insights – powered by MyAnalytics and Workplace Analytics – are coming to Microsoft Teams starting in October. Individuals, managers, and business leaders will get insights personalized to their role with recommended actions to make changing habits and improving productivity and wellbeing easier. Additionally, new personal wellbeing experiences including a virtual commute to add structure to your remote workday and Headspace guided meditations to help you unwind will be available in the first half of 2021.
SharePoint Home site in Teams : The new home site app brings the power of the SharePoint home site and an organization’s intranet directly into Teams to give employees a gateway to their organization’s intranet, with customizable naming, branding and multi-level navigation to teams, communities and resources. Coming later this year, the app name and icon match the brand for the user’s organization and can be pinned to the app bar in Teams, providing quick access to search and a personalized view of news and important sites.

Power Platform and custom development

  • Meetings extensibility with apps in meetings :
    Developers will soon be able to integrate their apps into Teams meetings and create scenarios that have deep awareness of the meeting context – including roster, roles, and permissions. New meeting surfaces, such as meeting tabs, in-meeting side panel, and content notifications will enable developers to build powerful scenarios and provide endusers with a richer meeting experience. More than 20 launch partners who have been integrating these new extensibility points in their Teams apps.
  • Approvals in Microsoft Teams : Approvals will become generally available in October enabling user to easily create, manage, share, and act on approvals directly from Teams. Approval flows can start from a chat, channel conversation, or from the Approvals app.We expect to launch integrations with Adobe Sign and DocuSign later this year to get legal consent or approval on electronic documents from people inside or outside the organization. Additionally, approval flows from across the organization can be integrated into Teams with over 350 systems using Power Automate, including ServiceNow, Dynamics, GITHUB, and more.
  • Enhanced Power BI app for Teams:Enhancements to the Power BI app for Teams, coming in public preview later this year, will make it easier to discover data from across the organization and quickly create visualizations from Excel datasets right within Teams, collaborate more effectively, and make decisions based on real-time insight. It creates a centralized place for users to find and analyze data, while enhancing usage of Excel and Teams with embedded channel, chat, and meeting experiences.
  • New Power Automate app for Teams : The new Power Automate app for Teams, offers an enhanced set of templates to automate work in Teams, along with a new design experience that makes it even easier to get started building. Additionally, we will be rolling out new ways to automate work, including actions like creating a Teams meeting, as well an additional entry points such as message extensions and message actions.
  • Azure API Management capability for Power Platform + Microsoft Teams :It is important to keep in mind that Power Apps can also help professional developers accelerate their app development process. To that end, we are excited to announce that professional developers will soon be able to build Power Platform connectors with Azure API Management and Azure Functions to any Microsoft hosted third-party, legacy, or line-of-business apps. Apps built with Power Apps that utilize these new connectors can then be deployed to users in Teams at no additional cost. 
  • Resource-Specific Consent (RSC) for developers and IT Admins:With Resource-Specific Consent (RSC), team owners are empowered to install an RSC-enabled 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. RSC allows apps to create, rename and delete channels; read channel messages; create tabs; and read team membership and settings. The APIs are now available on the Graph beta endpoint and Graph v1.0 endpoint.
  • Single Sign-on for Teams apps through Azure Active Directory:To provide a frictionless sign-on experience, across both desktop and mobile, we’re excited to support developers with single sign-on (SSO) through Azure Active Directory for Teams apps. Developers can now build their apps to sign-in their users using the same account they are using to sign into Microsoft Teams. SSO support for tabs is generally available and support for bots and messaging extensions are in the pipeline.
  • GitHub for Teams:The GitHub Teams app has provided developers a single hub to collaborate across their project teams and streamline workflows – from managing pull requests to staying on top of notifications and issues. GitHub team is taking a fresh new approach to their app with many new enhancements. The new app from AppSource can be installed directly from the Teams app store.