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Posted by on Feb 15, 2022 in Development, Microsoft Teams | 0 comments

How to: Bring Microsoft Teams Apps to Outlook

How to: Bring Microsoft Teams Apps to Outlook

A few months ago, I blogged about new functionality available to Microsoft Teams apps: the ability for them to show up in other places in Microsoft 365 such as Outlook desktop and web clients and Office on the web (office.com).

Finally, I found some time to show you exactly what you need to do in order to make use of this new feature. Warning: all of this is still in early developer preview. It’s a bit complicated to set up and get running… but it’s totally worth it to see your app running in the Outlook client!

Here’s what we’re building

This screenshot shows you the final outcome of the video. One app, running in both Teams and Outlook! In the screenshot, you can see the Outlook web client, but this works just as well in the Outlook Desktop client and at office.com.

Watch the video for more details about all the pre-requisistes you need to have, and then what changes you need to make to your existing code to make them ready for Outlook!

Timings for the video:

00:00 – Introduction
00:48 – Pre-requisites
06:45 – Making the changes
16:02 – Demo
17:38 – Outro

Here are the links that go along with the video:

Get a Microsoft365 Developer Sandbox tenant

Enroll your developer tenant for Office 365 Targeted releases

Move to BetaChannel in your Office apps

Get the Teams Toolkit Extension for Visual Studio Code

Written by Tom Morgan

Tom is a Microsoft Teams Platform developer and Microsoft MVP who has been blogging for over a decade. Find out more.
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