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Microsoft Teams Developer Platform Announcements from Build 2019


It’s the Microsoft Build developer show this week and there is a lot of announcements around Microsoft Teams in terms of the opportunities as a developer platform.

The following will be available in developer preview and/or released over the next few months:

New and improved platform capabilities:

  • Message Actions


  • New and better ways to use bots, including in private chats
  • Simplified authentication for Azure Active Directory-based apps (Single Sign-On)
  • Tab improvements
  • Link unfurling
  • Reach users on their mobile devices
  • Share to Teams

New Teams APIs for Microsoft Graph

  • Manage shifts for front-line workers
  • Improvements to automating teamwork
  • Reading organizational messages

Streamlined end-to-end application lifecycle:

  • Partner Center integration
  • Creating offers and app purchase
  • App distribution: app setup policies and end-user app pinning
  • End-user app access policies

App Certification Pilot

Reusable, low-code app templates

New developer documentation and training content

You can get the full detail of these announcements on the Microsoft blog: Microsoft Teams Platform Enhancements for Build 2019


Youtube: Microsoft Build 2019 // Vision Keynote (Teams mention at 2:00:00)

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Tom Arbuthnot

A Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Certified Master, Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Microsoft Collaboration specialists Modality Systems.

Tom stays up to date with industry developments and shares news and his opinions on his blog, Microsoft Teams Podcast and email list. He is a regular speaker at events around the world.

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