Last year, Microsoft launched collaborative applications at Microsoft Build, a new app pattern that brings people, procedures, and data together to help users flourish in the hybrid work environment.

Several updates and new features for developers creating collaborative apps for Teams and Microsoft 365 will be announced at Build 2022. They include:

Rich collaborative experiences

  • Live Share, a capability for your apps to go beyond sharing screens passively and enable participants to partake in the watching, editing, creating, and more in Teams meetings.
  • Fluid Framework, a collection of open-source, client-side JavaScript libraries that underpin the Live Share real-time collaboration capabilities, and Azure Fluid Relay, a fully managed cloud service that supports Fluid Framework Clients.
  • Microsoft Loop components, which are live actionable units of productivity that stay in sync and move freely across Microsoft 365 apps, starting with Teams chat and Microsoft Outlook.
  • Interoperability between Microsoft Azure Communication Services and Teams is available to design experiences that support seamless interactions between consumers on any custom app or website and workers in Teams.
  • Microsoft Graph API enhancements to embed chats and channel messages into your apps.
  • You can now develop parts and pages in SharePoint sites, Teams applications, and more using SharePoint Framework.
  • Create, read, update, and delete (CRUD) APIs for Approvals are now available. With Approvals in Teams, developers can utilize the Approvals APIs to allow approvals within line-of-business apps and use webhooks to track changes and drive workflows.

There are also improvements made to scale developer productivity with a feature to build once and deploy everywhere on Teams and Microsoft 365, the general availability of Teams Toolkit for Visual Studio Code and CLI, and collaboration controls in Power Apps.

You can also grow user engagement and monetize your apps using the App Compliance Automation Tool for Microsoft 365; experience improved app management and discoverability, in-app purchasing for Teams apps, Teams app license management, new collaborative apps, etc.

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