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about 2 years ago

Microsoft Pay, Teams APIs, and more updates from Build 2018!

We’re a few weeks past our big annual developer conference, Build.  Over 6,000 developers joined us in Seattle, WA for the latest news on and demonstrations of Microsoft technologies.   As you may have heard, we’re starting to broaden focus from Office 365 to Microsoft 365 – the joining of Office, Intune and Windows 10 into a more unified set of experiences.  But since this is an Office 365 hackathon lets’ focus on those announcements:

  • Microsoft 365 support of Adaptive Cards, helping developers create rich interactive content within conversations. As a result, end users can approve expense reports or comment on an issue in GitHub directly within an Outlook email or Teams chat. Building on Adaptive Cards, we’re also bringing payments to Outlook. With Microsoft Pay, you’ll be able to quickly and securely pay bills and invoices right from your inbox. Several Microsoft partners will announce support for Microsoft Pay at Build.
  • New and updated Microsoft Teams APIs in the Microsoft Graph and support for organization-specific applications in Teams, allowing developers to create tailored, intelligent experiences based on the unique needs of a business or industry. Companies can also publish custom apps to the Teams app store.
  • Deeper SharePoint integration into Microsoft Teams, enabling people to pin a SharePoint page directly into a Teams channel to enable deeper collaboration. Developers can use modern script-based frameworks like React within your projects to add more pieces that can be added and organized within SharePoint pages.

There’s a longer blog if you’d like to read it all, you can find it here.  As with any of the hackathons we do – we’re eager to see what you might make of our new tech.  – and as always, happy coding!

P.S.  Check out our judges.  They’re very interested to see what you build this year.


Ben Summers

Sr. Product Marketing Manager

Office Ecosystem Marketing



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