Developing real-time collaborative apps with Azure, Microsoft 365, Power Platform, and GitHub 

Dan Wahlin

Have you considered adding real-time collaboration into your apps? Do you want to learn how to collaborate more efficiently on code your team is writing? Have you heard of “collaborative apps?” 

Well, we’re here to help with all these questions.  

Collaborative apps – apps built for a collaboration platform like Microsoft Teams, Slack, Google Workspace, etc. – are apps with collaboration at their core, designed for the flexibility of hybrid work. You can build collaborative apps with the tools you use every day and your existing development skills! 

For example, the Teams Toolkit for Visual Studio Code lets you use your existing web development skills to build cross-platform Teams apps against any backend. This allows you to use Microsoft Teams as a platform to seamlessly combine the core components of an app and surface relevant data and functionality to users. Or you can build collaborative apps that access business data, identity, workflow automation, and more through Microsoft Graph. 

These are just some ideas to get you started. If you want to learn how you can be successful building collaborative apps, check out these videos from our recent Learn Together: Developing Real-Time Collaborative Apps event. You’ll see technologies like Fluid Framework, Azure Communication Services, Microsoft Graph, and GitHub in action. 

Here’s a breakdown of each video… 

Learn what collaborative apps are and how to incorporate collaboration into your apps with Dan Wahlin and April Dunnam.

Learn how to allow users to collaborate on data in real time within your app using Fluid Framework with Dan Wahlin and Dan Roney.

Learn how to add real-time chat, video, or audio capabilities into your app using Azure Communication Services with Piyali Dey and Reza Jooyandeh.

Ayca Bas and Juma George Odhiambo will show you how to integrate business data such as user presence into your app using Microsoft Graph, Azure Event Hubs, Azure Functions, and SignalR. You’ll also learn the role of Power Automate and how you can integrate your app with collaboration hubs such as Microsoft Teams

Learn how to collaborate on code more efficiently using new technologies available in GitHub and Visual Studio Code with Burke Holland and Brigit Murtaugh.

And, for even more information about the technologies you can use to build collaborative apps, join the Collaborative Apps Learn Challenge. The challenge includes tutorials about Microsoft Graph, Azure Communication Services, Visual Studio Code, Microsoft Teams, and more. 

 We can’t wait to see what you learn and build! 😇 


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