In this month's community call, there is a quick roadmap update – 9 features in development to be delivered in Schema versions 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 over the next 3 months. Then there is a deep dive with demos and Q&A, focused on the Action.Execute feature and underlying Universal Actions Model for Microsoft Teams, Outlook and more, rolling out mid-April in Schema v1.4. The new Action.Execute action type synchronizes activity (payload) in the back-end while rendering cards natively in Teams and Outlook front-ends. Developers no longer need to build separate applications for each environment. The call was hosted by Matt Hidinger (Microsoft). Presenters include Shiladitya Saha (Microsoft Teams) and Karan Thapar (Microsoft Outlook). Recorded on March 11, 2021.
Deep dive into Universal Actions for Microsoft Teams and Outlook - cards authored using the new Action.Execute action type “just work” in Teams chats, Outlook emails and more thanks to seamless back-end activity synchronization. Action.Execute can return a new card to replace the current one. Several light demos show the experience. Also shown: Contextual views in Teams bots/adaptive cards - allows specific users to have individualized cards and Sequential Workflows support on Teams - progress through a multi-step process in a single adaptive card using auto invoke and synchronized refresh capabilities.