Build and publish an app for Microsoft Teams, the global collaboration platform with over 115 million daily active users.

The modern workplace is evolving at lightning speed, with complex customer needs and new partner business models. Microsoft Teams is the hub for customer teamwork – enabling improvement in how teams collaborate and communicate. 

Microsoft invites you to participate in the Teams App Development Challenge, and leverage the platform to build and publish a Teams app.

Be a part of this rapidly growing platform with over 115 million daily active users by developing and publishing an app — register today and compete for a share of $45,000 in cash, prizes, and publicity.

Eligible applications must submit for publication to Microsoft’s AppSource app store. Publishing your app makes it available in the Teams app catalog and on the web. 

View full rules

Prizes

$45,500 in prizes

First Place

• $20,000 USD
• 30-minute virtual meeting with Microsoft Teams
• Featured in the Microsoft's winner announcement blog

Second Place

• $10,000 USD
• Featured in the Microsoft's winner announcement blog

Third Place

• $5,000 USD
• Featured in the Microsoft's winner announcement blog

Bonus Prize - Best Education App

• $3,500 USD
• Featured in the Microsoft's winner announcement blog

Bonus Prize - Best Healthcare App

• $3,500 USD
• Featured in the Microsoft's winner announcement blog

Bonus Prize - Best Productivity App

• $3,500 USD
• Featured in the Microsoft's winner announcement blog

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

The challenge will welcome organizations from around the globe! Organizations must be part of the Microsoft Partner Network and submit a valid MPN ID on the entry form. See the How to Enter steps for full details.

However, organizations will be disqualified if they are based in a nation, state, province, or territory where U.S. or local law prohibits participating in the competition or receiving a prize.

The challenge is NOT open to individuals or teams of individuals.

See rules section 3 for further eligibility restrictions.

Requirements

Main Requirement: Build and submit an app for Microsoft Teams that can be published into Microsoft’s AppSource app store.

Your Application Must Be New to AppSource
You’re welcome to rebuild an app you’ve previously made for other communication platforms, but your app cannot have been previously published on Microsoft’s AppSource app store.

*Be sure to build your app following these guidelines so your app can be published on Microsoft’s AppSource app store.*

Bonus Prize Categories:
Bonus prizes are available for applications submitted to at least one of the following categories:

  • Healthcare: Applications that enhance healthcare provider experiences and patient outcomes by streamlining care coordination. 
  • Education: Applications that improve virtual and distance learning, including tools for students, institutions, employees, and hobbyists interested in learning.
  • Productivity: Applications that reduce manual labor, save time, and boost organization productivity.

How to Enter:

You can skip steps 1 and 2 if you already have an MPN and an M365 developer account.

Judges

An internal panel of judges

An internal panel of judges
Microsoft

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of the Idea
    (Includes creativity and originality of the idea.)
  • Technical Implementation of the Idea
    (Includes how well the idea was executed by the developer.)
  • Potential Value
    (Includes the extent to which the solution can help end users and businesses.)

themes

  • Communication
  • Productivity