Microsoft Teams Will get plenty of upgrades designed to expand the potential of third-party apps sitting on top Collaboration platform.
As revealed at Microsoft Build 2022, Teams users will soon benefit from a new facility called Live Share, which allows meeting attendees to “interact with shared applications in new ways.”
Microsoft claims that the new app will “take real-time collaboration to the next level,” letting users annotate, edit, and manipulate content while it’s in use. video conference in a way that was not possible before.
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To facilitate development of this new type of application, Microsoft is rolling out an extension to the Preview Teams SDK that will help software vendors and internal developers build Live Share facilities into their applications.
Apparently a number of third parties are already developing Teams apps with Live Share functionality built in, covering use cases including video editingblueprints and e-learning.
In addition to the new variety of Teams apps, Microsoft has announced further steps to make it easier for developers to build for a wider range of collaboration services.
For example, the company is gearing up to launch a new preview version of the Visual Studio Code toolkit that should “enable developers to create, build, debug and publish applications for Teams in minutes across web and mobile devices.” It will also make it easier to port existing web applications to the Teams platform.
Also in preview, Microsoft is introducing a new low-code drag-and-drop system that will allow developers to easily embed Microsoft 365 collaboration features such as chat, meetings, and file sharing into their Power Apps.
Finally, Microsoft is expanding Started work earlier this year The new behind-the-scenes changes should improve the discoverability of apps in the Teams app store.
“With enhanced context discovery, it’s easier for developers to deliver their apps to the right users in the right context,” Microsoft explained.
“In addition, the Teams App Store now has revamped editorial content and a ‘Featured Apps’ section, making it easier for users to find apps relevant to their productivity and collaboration needs.”