Create productive apps with Office 365

Prerequisites (for Windows, MacOS and Linux)

  1. Microsoft Office 365 Tenant configured for Teams
  2. Azure subscription with owner permissions. You can create a free one-month trial or purchase an Azure subscription.
  3. Node LTS and npm
  4. Visual Studio Code
  5. Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or IE11 browser. Teams does not support Safari at this time but the desktop client is available for MacOS.

Microsoft Teams and more

What is Teams?

Teams is the next-generation team collaboration tool in the Office 365 suite. By combining new and existing apps and services, users can find all relevant team content in a single application.

Out of the box it includes:

  • Audio and video conferencing
  • Permanent chat
  • Online meetings and broadcasts
  • Shared files in SharePoint
  • Team notes in OneNote
  • Team tasks in Planner
  • Shared email inbox, calendar and email address
  • Available for web, desktop and mobile

Extending Teams

In addition to the built-in components, Teams has several ways to incorporate external content.

  • Planner
  • Power BI
  • Trello
  • Your custom Tab
  • Who bot
  • Your custom Bot
  • Twitter
  • JIRA
  • Salesforce
  • Your custom connector
Messaging extensions
  • Youtube
  • Your custom extension
Use your local computer

Stay on this site and follow instructions with your own machine.

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Use a virtual machine

Visit the Hands-on Lab site for integrated instruction.

Hands-on Lab