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Teams App Camp

Lab 6: Run your app in Microsoft Outlook

Lab Outline
  • Lab 1 - Create your first app with Teams Toolkit In this lab, you'll set up Teams Toolkit and create a Teams message extension.
  • Lab 2 - Integrate business data with your application In this lab, you'll brand your new app as "Northwind Suppliers", and will provide the ability to insert data from the Northwind Traders sample database in a Microsoft Teams conversation. You'll also learn how to create and send adaptive cards with your message extension.
  • Lab 3 - Add link unfurling In this lab, you'll learn how to use Link Unfurling, which provides a custom summary when a user includes your URL in a conversation
  • Lab 4 - Action message extensions with Open AI In this lab, you'll learn how to build "Action" message extensions which can be launched directly or in the context menu of another Teams message to take action on it. The labs use the Open AI commercial web services (in Azure or using an Open AI account) to generate messages.
  • Lab 5 - Single Sign-on and Microsoft Graph In this lab, you'll learn how to authenticate users with Azure AD Single Sign-On, and to call the Microsoft Graph API. This same process would be used when calling any web service that's secured with Azure AD on behalf of the logged-in user.
  • Lab 6 - Run the app in Outlook In this lab, you'll run the Northwind Suppliers application in Microsoft Outlook.


In this lab you will learn to access your Teams app in Microsoft Outlook.


There are no new features - but the features you already built will also work in Microsoft Outlook.

Exercise 1: View the application in Microsoft Outlook

Step 1: Ensure your app is running and navigate to Microsoft Outlook

1️⃣ While your app is running, click the "waffle" menu in Teams

2️⃣ Select "Outlook"


Within Outlook, create a new email.


Step 2: Use the Search message extensions in Outlook

1️⃣ Position your cursor on the body of the email

2️⃣ Click the apps button to view the message extensions


Select the Northwind Suppliers application


Enter a few letters to search for a supplier


Finally, select a supplier to insert it into the email.


Now try it again using the "Contacts" message extension.

Next steps

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