Microsoft Teams’ developers can now tell their apps


Microsoft announced this morning during a Build 2017 discussion that all developers can now tell their Microsoft Teams applications by a Office Store. The apps will be flush in Teams by a new learn apps experience, a association also said.

At a event, Microsoft also demoed a handful of Teams features, including a support for tabs, a messenger mobile app, integrations with Cortana, as good as a approach it’s means to work with bots and other connectors.

The company’s idea with Teams is to offer a possess aspirant to Slack, yet one that’s designed to work with Microsoft’s other applications – like Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, SharePoint and Power BI – as good as some 150 integrations with third-party services mostly used in a corporate environment, like those from Asana, Hootsuite, Zendesk, and more.

During a demo during Build, Microsoft’s concentration was on display how all these apps – and Cortana – could work together. For example, after one assembly demo, a mobile user returned to her laptop to find an Action Item from Cortana, that pulled adult a assembly outline sent to her in Outlook. The outline enclosed attendee list, video links, a tabs used and a bot interactions from Teams, along with a user’s Action Item they could symbol as finish in a email itself.

In further to a demo of Teams, a association also announced dual new facilities nearing in a Developer Preview, that will reach all users subsequent month: harmonise extensions and third-party notifications in a activity feed.

Compose extensions will concede users to emanate commands to move in information from another app or use right into their Team chat, but carrying to switch screens to do so.

Meanwhile, developers will also now be means to warning users of pivotal information and updates from their use in a Activity Feed, yet a new presentation support. To make this possible, developers will get new Teams APIs, also in preview, that will let them entrance group and channel information.

With these additions, developers are means to package capabilities – including tabs, bots, connectors, harmonise extensions, and activity feed notifications – into one Teams app.

Microsoft demonstrated a integrate of these apps during Build, including those from partners like Wrike, Sapho, and Adobe.

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