Friday, 6 December 2019

Identifying Microsoft Teams and the Classic SharePoint Team Site associations with Office 365 Groups: View on PowerApps

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Let us see how to create a simple dashboard to identify if Office 365 group has been associated with Microsoft Teams and SharePoint modern team sites.

Office 365 Groups are created with various aspects. Microsoft Teams and Modern SharePoint team sites are created with/from Office 365 groups. Office 365 group is an object on Azure active directory, which will basically a collection of users.

PLEASE NOTE: Every Team created on Microsoft Teams, should have Team Site created and associated. This article only demonstrates the group and teams association, or group and sites association. The site which is not created manually/separately using group is not considered as association here, in this requirement/scenario.

To get the simple view for business users, Power Apps could be leveraged with custom connectors. There are other ways to achieve the same functionality like staging data on SharePoint with power automate and then representing the information on client apps, but I use the simple and straight forward to achieve the requirement.


Microsoft Graph API - Identify group associations


Office 365 groups data is exposed via Microsoft Graph APIs. The key parameters to be leveraged in the Graph API for this use case will be,
  • Group display Name 
  • ResourceProvisioningOptions - if MS team is created for the group, this property will have a value “Team” 
  • CreationOptions – If modern team site has been created with the group, this property will have a value “SPSiteLanguage:1033” 

The following snapshot shows the graph API response showing if the group has Microsoft Teams and SharePoint modern team site associations.
MS Graph API - representing the associations
MS Graph API - representing the associations

Saturday, 16 November 2019

Office 365 SharePoint List Data - Represented as Accordion View on Power Apps

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Power Apps provides multiple ways to represent data with just out of the box configurations, without writing any code. In my specific case, there is a requirement to get accordion view of list data on Power Apps. Let us understand, how this could be achieved with elements available on Power Apps.

Let us get the data from SharePoint list, and show the accordion view. The accordion view has to be created by grouping the list items.  In our case, we will show the jobs list in the accordion view, grouped under each business/technical group. The jobs list present on SharePoint data contains title and category, where category is grouping element.

After following the steps/configurations, the final accordion view will look like the following snapshot.
SharePoint list data - Accordion view with collapsible option
SharePoint list data - Accordion view with collapsible option

Let us look at the step by step approach to configure app to get the accordion experience.

Monday, 11 November 2019

Modal Dialog Experience - Office 365 People Data on Power Apps

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In my past articles, we have seen various ways to show people data. Here let us take another approach to show people/user information. Similar to modal dialog on SharePoint, we will see how to provide modal dialog like experience on Power Apps.

Let us leverage people search section from our previous articles. Build the people search as explained in my previous post.
http://www.techwithnakkeeran.com/2019/10/powerapps-app-to-show-microsoft-teams.html

On click of any user in the Power Apps user list, we will try attaching modal dialog screen. The following picture depicts the modal dialog view.
Modal Dialog View on PowerApps
Modal Dialog View on PowerApps

Sunday, 27 October 2019

Building Organizational Chart with Office 365 data on Power Apps

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Here, you will see how to build organizational chart on PowerApps.

Let us consider to have users list along with search box, to enable simple user search. On click of any user from the list, organizational chart will be shown.

Let us include following elements, to show organization structure on the PowerApps.
  1. Text box for search
  2. Gallery list for showing users
  3. Gallery list for showing manager information
  4. Gallery list for showing user reportees.

The following snapshot shows the preview of organizational chart.
Final Result: Organization Chart shown on PowerApps [Content Morphed]
Final Result: Organization Chart shown on PowerApps [Content Morphed]

Thursday, 10 October 2019

PowerApps - App to Show Microsoft Teams members using MS Graph API

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Microsoft PowerApps helps business/teams in building quick OOB apps. This post helps understanding, how to get access to Microsoft Teams data from PowerApps using custom connectors.

Why there is a need for custom connector? Microsoft has introduced lot of connectors on PowerApps interface to get access to the data. The Office 365 connectors included in Microsoft PowerApps are office 365 users, mails, etc. The custom connectors are created for the data, which is not exposed as connectors readily. The custom connectors are common for both Flow and PowerApps.

We are leveraging Microsoft Graph API as data sources for this app, and to be connected as custom connectors on Microsoft PowerApps. 

The following snapshot shows the end result, showing data from MS Teams on MS PowerApps using MS Graph API.
Demo App to Show MS Teams Data
Demo App to Show MS Teams Data

Let us look at step by step approach for achieving the functionality.