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Botkit now supports Teams

We are continually working to make Microsoft Teams more open and easy for developers to build new apps for Teams. To that end, we’re excited to announce that Botkit, one of the most widely adopted bot-making toolkits, now supports Teams. Whether you’re building bots for internal use or customer-facing services, Botkit provides a comprehensive suite of tools for bot development. Botkit for Microsoft Teams provides everything you need to get started faster, including:

  • Teams compatibility in the core Botkit open source library
  • A Teams starter kit that includes a sample application with examples of unique Teams capabilities like compose extensions and tabs as well as bots
  • Full support for Teams features in Botkit Studio as well as Teams-specific authoring tools including a manifest generator and card previewer
  • Conversational analytics tools to provide stats for your bot <coming soon>

“We’re excited to work with developers building for Microsoft Teams. There are some truly cool features for devs that make it stand out from the crowd of other messaging platforms,” says Ben Brown, CEO of, creator of Botkit. “We’re really interested to see how they’re used to push the art and science of bot making forward!”

If you use Botkit for other platforms, you now have a familiar toolset to get your app up and running in Teams faster. Learn more and get started today!


New apps coming to Teams

Last week, we announced an exciting new partnership with Adobe, naming Microsoft Teams as the preferred collaboration service for Adobe Creative Cloud, Document Cloud and Experience Cloud. These applications will also soon be available as new integrations in Teams.

Today, we’re pleased to announce that ServiceNow plans to deliver integrations with Microsoft Teams, addressing joint customer demand. Starting with an Office 365 Connector, events occurring in ServiceNow will trigger user notifications in Teams.

New developer tools

As we also announced today, Guest Access is now available, making it easier for you to collaborate with external software development partners or customers in Teams. We continue to invest in capabilities like this that enable teams to achieve more. For developers, this means integrating with the tools you use every day for agile development and processes. We’re excited to announce further integrations with Atlassian and GitHub are coming soon to Teams so you can bring all of your tools into a single hub to foster better collaboration on new feature development, communication on bugs and documenting issues.

  • Add a JIRA Cloud tab to your channel to display issues from any project in JIRA ServiceDesk, JIRA Core or JIRA Software.
  • Add a Bitbucket Cloud tab showing pull requests for any repository you work with.
  • Add a GitHub tab to your channel showing issues and pull requests for any repository you work with. You also have the ability now to add a personal tab giving you an individualized view of issues and pull requests across all your repositories.

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