This month’s call, hosted by Ojasvi Choudhary, Program Manager on the Microsoft Teams developer platform, featured Adaptive Cards in Microsoft Teams. He was joined by Matt Hidinger, Adaptive Cards Program Manager and Gabo Gilabert, Bot Framework Software Engineer who talked about Templating and showed a demo on how to use Adaptive Cards and templates with a Bot he built.
Updates to Adaptive Cards in Microsoft Teams
We covered recent updates that allow developers to create richer and individualized experiences using Adaptive Cards 1.2 in Teams on desktop and mobile. Highly requested features such as @mentions support within cards with the ability to direct a user’s attention to cards that are relevant to them – providing an enhanced notification and engagement capability for your app were covered. Check out the developer docs here.
RichText Blocks allow you greater flexibility in designing the look and feel of the cards, allowing you bring your Brand look, feel and character into Teams.
Adaptive Cards Templating in Microsoft Teams
Matt Hidinger set the stage for Adaptive Cards templating used to build a card in Microsoft Teams. Adaptive Expressions allows you to change the data in the templates to help you build some powerful cards. Get started with this at https://adaptivecards.io/samples.
Gabo Gilabert showed a demo on how to use Adaptive Cards and templates with a Bot he built. He showed what the Bot does and then the code of how Adaptive Cards and templates were used.
Source code is published here.
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Learn more with these resources
- Adaptive Cards 1.2 are GA in Microsoft Teams (blog post)
- What’s new in the Microsoft Teams Platform (video)
- Adaptive Cards and Templating
Watch the call here
Microsoft Teams Resources
- Microsoft Teams Learn Modules
- Yeoman generator to build Teams apps
- Microsoft Teams developer documentation
- Microsoft Teams issues and technical questions – StackOverflow
- Microsoft Teams recommendations and suggestions – Microsoft Teams User Voice
- Ask the Experts – Discussion and Blogs – Microsoft Tech Community
- Microsoft Teams Feedback
The next call in this series will be on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 8:00AM PST. Download the calendar invite at https://aka.ms/microsoftteamscommunitycall