App Templates for Microsoft Teams
App templates are production-ready apps for Microsoft Teams that are community driven, open-source, and available on GitHub. Each contains detailed instructions for deploying and installing that app for your organization, providing a ready-to-use app that you can install and begin using immediately. The complete source code is available as well, so you can explore it in detail, or fork the code and alter it to meet your specific needs.
- Plug and play experience: All app templates include deployments scripts that will allow you to host all necessary services in Microsoft Azure. No coding is required to deploy the apps.
- Production-ready code: The app templates conform to recommended best practices around security and infrastructure, and all community submitted changes to them are reviewed to ensure continued conformance.
- Customizable and extensible: While all app templates are ready to deploy as they are, we provide the entire code base and deployment scripts so that you can easily customize or extend them to fit your unique needs.
- Detailed documentation & support: All app templates are accompanied by end-to-end documentation on solution architecture, deployment, and configuration steps. The repositories are monitored as well, so please report any issues you encounter by raising an Issue on GitHub.
Celebrations is a Teams app that helps team members celebrate each others' birthdays, anniversaries, and other recurring events. It remembers special occasions of all the team members and sends a friendly message in all the teams selected at the time of event creation, to make the team members feel special on their day.
The app provides an easy interface for all the team members to personally add and view their events and also allows the user to select the teams in which the events gets shared.
Company Communicator app
The Company Communicator app enables corporate teams to create and send messages intended for multiple teams or large number of employees over chat allowing organization to reach employees right where they collaborate. Utilize this template for multiple scenarios such as new initiative announcements, employee onboarding, modern learning and development or organization-wide broadcasts.
The app provides an easy interface for designated users to create, preview, collaborate and send messages.
It provides a foundation to build custom targeted communication capabilities such as custom telemetry on how many users acknowledged or interacted with a message.
FAQ Plus bot
Conversational Q&A bots are an easy way to provide answers to frequently asked questions by users. However, most bots fail to engage with users in meaningful way because there is no human in the loop when the bot fails. FAQ bot is a friendly Q&A bot that brings a human in the loop when it is unable to help. One can ask the bot a question and the bot responds with an answer if it is contained in the knowledge base. If not, the bot allows the user to submit a query which then gets posted in a pre-configured team of experts who are help to provide support by acting upon the notifications from within their team itself.
The 2020 release of FAQ Plus, Version 2 supports improved Q&A resolutions by enabling the team of experts to complete the following:
✔ Add new Q&As directly to the knowledge base using message extensions.
✔ Edit and delete Q&A pairs added by a bot.
✔ Track the revision history of Q&As.
✔ Configure an answer with additional details to display as an adaptive card.
HR Support bot
HR Support bot is a friendly Q&A bot that brings a support professional/expert from the HR team in the loop when it is unable to help. One can ask the bot a question and the bot responds with an answer if it is contained in the knowledge base. If not, the bot allows the user to submit a query which then gets posted in a pre-configured team of experts who are help to provide support by acting upon the notifications from within their team itself. Additionally, the bot suggests links to recommended HR policies/questions by searching for pre-configured tags in the question. These tiles can also be found in the associated tab as a quick reference. HR Support works well for light weight QnA and to provide quick support when launching new projects/initiatives in the organization.
SharePoint List Search app
Collaboration in Microsoft Teams quite often references information contained within items in a SharePoint list. Simply pasting a link to the item in question forces everyone to switch context away from the conversation, find the needed information, then return to Teams to continue the conversation. As the conversation continues typically people will have to switch back to the reference item multiple times to verify new comments and refresh their memories of the information contained within the item. This context switching creates a barrier to smooth collaboration, and is a recipe for things falling through the cracks.
To help alleviate this pain, we are happy to bring to you the List Search app template. Millions of users use SharePoint to power some of the core workflows in their organizations. However, collaborating around lists can be especially tedious. Using the List Search app template in Microsoft Teams, users can insert information from SharePoint list items directly within a chat conversation to alleviate the context-switching caused when simply inserting a link into a chat. The information is inserted as an easy-to-read auto-formatted card, helping your users stay engaged in the conversation.
Custom Stickers app
Self-expression is core to a healthy team culture. This app template is a messaging extension that enables your users to use custom stickers and GIFs within Microsoft Teams. This template provides an easy web-based configuration experience where anyone with configuration access can upload the GIFs/stickers/images they want their end-users to have, allowing your entire team to use any set of stickers you chose.
This app also enables easy sharing of images/GIFs/stickers across teams without needing access to SharePoint sites or individual channels as storage and sharing mechanisms. For example, product teams can easily share product images and GIFs to social media, marketing and sales teams programmatically. One can also extend this app by triggering a notification flow to specific teams/individuals when new images/GIFs are made available.
Icebreaker is a Microsoft Teams bot that helps your team get closer by pairing two random team members up every week to meet. The bot makes scheduling easy by automatically suggesting free times that work for both members. Strengthen personal connections and build a tightly knit community with this app.
In addition to encouraging personal connections across your entire team, the Icebreaker app can help cultivate interest-based communities within your organization. For example, you can use this app for a DevOps interest group to help ideas and best practices organically spread across your organization.
Scrum Status bot
Scrum status bot is a simple scrum assistant bot that will enable users to run asynchronous stand-up meetings and provide and easy way for the users to share their daily updates. It is designed to work in Teams group chats and all the members can contribute to the scrum. One can start and end a scrum and can view the updates made by others in a running scrum.
Crowdsourcer is a Microsoft Teams bot that gives teams queried information sourced collaboratively from group members. It's a great way to answer frequently asked questions while enabling participants to actively engage in and contribute to a fun and helpful information resource.
Expert Finder bot
Expert Finder is a Microsoft Teams bot that identifies specific organization members based on their skills, interests, and education attributes. Members find experts within an organization that match a keyword search of Azure Active Directory user profiles.
Book-a-room is a Microsoft Teams bot that lets users quickly find and reserve a meeting room for 30 (default), 60, or 90 minutes starting from the current time. The Book-a-room bot scopes to personal or 1:1 conversations.
The attendance app is a Power Apps tab that can be pinned in a team. It is designed to record presence, typically in settings such as learning and training environments. Users can mark or edit attendance for up to 30 days in the past and view summarized attendance reports for an entire group or individual attendees.
Associate Insights app
Associate insights is a Power Apps template that empowers firstline workers to directly capture and submit customer opinion, sentiment, and perception. Firstline workers are often the first company representative to engage with customers in a one-to-one point-of contact. The collected data can be shared and used collaboratively by business teams, e.g., via a Power BI Teams tab, for product improvement and enhancing the customer experience.
Incentives is a Power Apps template that manages and tracks incentivized employee participation in designated activities such as trainings and change management initiatives. Admins use the app to establish designated activities, assign points for completion, and specify required eligibility point levels for rewards. Employees use the app to view their accumulated points and, upon reaching eligibility, request and claim redeemable rewards.
Open Badges app
Open Badges is a Microsoft Teams app that enables individuals to earn digital learning credential badges within the Teams context and share them everywhere. Using capabilities from the third-party digital badge issuing authority, Badgr, awarded badges are recorded in a recipient's Badgr profile and available to build and share a rich picture of lifetime learning journeys.
Group Activities app
Group Activities is a Microsoft Teams app that makes it easy for team owners to quickly create activity groups and manage collaboration workflows within the context of Microsoft Teams. Activity authors are enabled to create activities, randomly distribute team members in groups, and optionally have the bot send reminders until activities are complete.
Quick Responses app
Quick Responses is a Microsoft Teams app that delivers a robust solution for effectively answering users' commonly asked questions (FAQs). Instead of answering each query manually and continuously repeating information, the app will build a library of responses for an interactive user experience via Teams messaging extensions.
Remote Support bot
Remote Support is a Microsoft Teams bot that provides a focused interface between support requesters throughout your organization and the internal support team. End-users can submit, edit, or withdraw requests for support and the support team can respond, manage, and update requests all within the Teams platform.
Incident Reporter bot
Incident Reporter is a Microsoft Teams bot that optimizes the management of incidents in your organization. The bot facilitates automated incident data collection, customized incident reports, relevant stakeholder notifications, and end-to-end incident tracking.
Request-a-team is a Microsoft Teams app that optimizes new team creation for your enterprise organization. The app supports standardization and best practices when creating new team instances through the integration of a wizard-guided request form, an embedded approval process, a request status dashboard, and automated team builds.
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