Live Share experiences for Teams apps
A new collaboration experience in Teams, called Live Share, enables Teams meeting participants to interact in new ways with shared apps directly in the Teams meeting window. For apps built with Live Share capabilities, the Teams meeting stage allows participants to annotate, edit, zoom in and out and interact with shared content in a variety of other ways.
Introducing Live Share: Interactive app experiences in Microsoft Teams meetings – Microsoft 365 Developer Blog
Enhanced link unfurling and rich actionable previews
Link unfurling allows users to preview rich content associated with a link shared in Teams and easily take action directly from it.
This will enable developers to build Teams apps that can extend Personal Tabs and Message Extension functionality to other Microsoft 365 apps, including Outlook and Office.com.
New Approvals APIs
Approvals in Teams enables everyone – from frontline workers to office workers – to easily create, manage and share approvals directly in the flow of work. With new Approvals APIs, developers can extend the Approvals functionality into their apps and workflows.
New Microsoft Graph APIs for Teams, now available in preview, enable developers to embed rich, engaging Teams Chat and Channel features and content into apps, using Microsoft Graph APIs.
Azure Communication Services sample app builder enables developers to build and deploy a sample app for virtual visits in just a few minutes without coding. The sample app builder lets developers get started in creating customer-facing virtual appointment solutions.
Teams Toolkit for Visual Studio Code and the Teams Toolkit CLI are generally available, and the Teams Toolkit for Visual Studio 2022 is available in preview.
Improved discoverability in the Teams App Store with intelligent recommendations and app flyouts is now generally available. With enhanced contextual discovery capabilities, it’s even easier for developers to get their apps in front of the right users in the right context.
New license management capabilities, in preview this summer, will allow customers to easily assign and track licenses for purchased Teams apps directly within Teams.
The new App Compliance Automation tool for Microsoft 365 helps independent software vendors (ISVs) get their apps secured and compliant with industry standards required for Microsoft 365 certification.
More details here – Build collaborative apps with Microsoft Teams – Microsoft 365 Blog
Microsoft Viva Goals aligns your teams to your organization’s strategic priorities, enabling employees to focus on the work and outcomes that are most critical to the bottom line. With customized dashboards and quick links, Viva Goals makes it easy to check in on progress and share results. By bringing OKRs into the flow of work, they’re accessible within the place employees work and spend their day.
SharePoint Framework now lets you create parts and pages in SharePoint sites, Teams apps, and more. It is at the center of our extensibility capabilities for the new Microsoft Viva Connections employee experience platform.
Collaboration Controls in Power Apps will let developers drag and drop Microsoft 365 collaboration features like Teams chats, meetings, files, Tasks by Planner, and more right inside custom apps built with Power Apps. Collaboration Controls will be available in preview in mid-2022.
Bringing dynamic storytelling into the flow of work using new templates in Visio for the web to help you quickly create visual timelines for product launch roadmaps, marketplace rollouts, marketing plans, and annual goals, just to name a few. You can also choose from an expanding list of popular business frameworks, such as Porter’s Five Forces, PESTLE Analysis, 5 Whys, and the four Ps of marketing.
Microsoft Loop components are live, actionable units of productivity that stay in sync and move freely across Microsoft 365 apps starting with Teams chat and Microsoft Outlook. Today, we are announcing the ability for developers to create Loop components. Now you can easily evolve an existing Adaptive Card into a Loop component or create a new Adaptive Card-based Loop component.
Microsoft Power Pages (renamed from Power Apps portals) is a low code development and hosting platform ideal for building business-centric websites, allowing low code makers and professional developers to design, configure and publish sites for both desktop and mobile through a fluid, visual experience.
Some of the new key features of Power Pages are:
- Design studio, now in preview, makes it easy to design, style and publish modern business websites either by scratch or with one of the ready-to-use templates.
- Templates hub, in preview, provides full-featured websites with demo data that allow users to manage scheduling, registration and app submission.
- Learn hub, in preview, features guides, tutorials and videos to learn how to build sites, model business data and work with code components.
- Pro-Developer tools, in preview, include integrations with Visual Studio, GitHub and Azure DevOps to help developers implement advanced business requirements.
- Security and Governance tools, in preview, allow users to secure their website content and data through role-based access controls and Azure.
Preview of express design in Power Apps: the ability to instantly generate low-code apps directly from design files and images. In just a few clicks, customers can now create web and mobile apps from a broad range of inputs—including paper forms and PDFs, sketches on the whiteboard, and even professionally-designed assets in Figma. Express design adds to the many ways in which Power Platform is applying advanced AI to assist more people in driving innovation for their teams and businesses.
Power Virtual Agent
Power Virtual Agent’s new intelligent bot authoring experience, in preview soon, will unify the sophistication of Azure Bot Framework Composer’s pro-code capabilities with the simplicity of Power Virtual Agent’s low code platform. The collaborative bot building studio adds:
- Rich, multimedia responses, including images, videos, adaptive cards and quick replies.
- Enhanced variable management and Power FX editor.
- Speech authoring and telephony bots.
What’s new: The evolution of Power Virtual Agents | Microsoft Power Virtual Agents
Datamart in Power BI, now in preview, is a new Power BI Premium self-service capability that enables users to uncover actionable insights through their own independent and dependent data sets. This new Power BI capability brings turnkey data warehousing to millions of Power BI users, alleviates demands on IT and accelerates time to insights from months to minutes.
Announcing public preview of datamart in Power BI | Microsoft Power BI Blog | Microsoft Power BI
Unattended robotic process automation (RPA) and virtual machines (VMs) in Power Automate are now in preview. By hosting VMs that are powered by Azure, such as Windows 365, organizations can use Power Automate’s built-in auto-scale to scale VM capacity supporting the execution of RPA flows up or down automatically based on need.
In this blog, we looked at some of the cool updates in Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams, Power Platform, Microsoft Loop etc. Finally, more information about these updates are available at Microsoft Build 2022 Book of News
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