Use sample apps from the Microsoft Teams store
Sample apps that were created by using Power Apps are available in the Teams store. You can select the sample app that best fits your business requirement and quickly install it to get started. In this article, you'll learn about one such sample app that helps manage campaigns and ideas. Sample apps created with Power Apps and published to the Teams store can consist of multiple components such as apps, flows, and tables.
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to search for a sample app in the Teams store and add it to your team channel. After you install the sample app, you can go to the team that you added the app to and use the tabs for the app just as you use other features such as Post, Files, or Wiki.
Installing the sample app automatically enables the selected team's Microsoft 365 Group for security. More information: Enable security for the selected team's Microsoft 365 Group
Available sample apps
Several sample apps are available from the Teams store that you can add to your Teams channels and use for different purposes.
A simple way to connect and share with people in your organization with similar interests.
Manager and user apps for company communications.
App for campaigns and ideas.
How to (preview)
Learn how to be a Power Apps maker.
Manager and user apps for area inspections.
Manager and user apps for issue reporting.
App to keep track of projects, and initiatives.
A simple way to add topics and extend the topics with Q&A for discussions.
Quickly find out about people in your organization.
Get connected (preview)
Connect with people in your organization with similar skills.
The following tutorial shows how to install the Employee ideas app. You can use similar steps to install other sample apps.
Install the sample app
If you don't see the sample apps, check whether the app permission policies in Microsoft Teams are configured to block some, or all Microsoft apps.
Select Apps at the bottom of the left pane in Teams.
Search for Employee ideas.
Select the app.
Select Add to a team.
Search for the team channel that you want to add the app to.
Teams sample apps can't be installed in private channels. Hence, ensure you select the channel in your team that isn't private.
Select Set up a tab.
Select Save to confirm and start the installation.
You can keep Post to the channel about this tab selected to post an announcement to the channel that the app has been added. If you clear this check box, the addition of the app won't be announced.
Installation of the app begins. Installation might take a while; you can continue with other activities.
- If the selected Teams team doesn't already have an environment created, a new environment is created at this stage. More information: Environment lifecycle
- Environment creation will fail if the Teams team that you selected has Hiddenmembership enabled. If this happens, try creating the app in a different team. More information: Hidden membership groups
After the app is installed, you'll see a tab named Employee ideas added to the team channel that you selected earlier.
Similarly, you can find other apps in the Teams store and add them to your team channel.
Run the sample app
To run the installed app, select the Employee ideas tab from the team channel.
Step 1 - Allow connections
Before you can use the app, it might ask your permission to use connections.
The list of connections you see below is an example. The number and types of connections asking for your permissions may vary depending on the app you install.
Select Allow, so the app can use connections.
Step 2 - Select the channel
Select the channel (in this example, the channel is populated automatically), and then select Let's go.
Step 3 - Use the app
The Employee ideas app is now open and ready for your use.
For more details about using the Employee ideas app, go to Employee ideas.
Edit the sample app
You can further customize and edit the components of an installed Power Apps app in Teams. More information: Manage your apps
Report installation errors
If you get any errors during the installation process, you can help us troubleshoot the problem much more effectively by selecting Ctrl+Alt+A on the keyboard to get the session details. For more information about session details, go to About tab.
Sample app updates
Updates to the sample apps are published immediately. If you already have a sample app in use when this happens, a new version of the app is created with these updates and published as the live version. If you customized a sample app, you can restore the app to a previous version with your customizations, or recreate the customizations on top of the updated live version. When restoring the app to preserve your customizations, ensure to check the app functionality for compatibility with the updates.
Sample apps FAQs
For Frequently Asked Questions about sample apps, go to Sample apps FAQs.
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