As the summer started this year, Microsoft continued to deliver its vision for making Microsoft Teams more extensible by 3rd party developers to enrich the collaboration service’s experience. These extensions make Teams more customizable, contextual, and integrated with other digital tools, and therefore more efficient and convenient for the user.
Microsoft is very much on a roll with Teams, is rapidly improving it and adding features, and has generally seized on the global shift to remote work during the pandemic to gain momentum in the categories that Teams plays in. While it’s not a new decision, as Microsoft delivered on the early Team developer platform in 2018, it’s now reached a maturity level that is now to starting to sustain a large 3rd party developer audience.
The decision to make Teams a full platform in its own right might puzzle some industry watchers who have tracked the dubious