Marco Scheel aka GeekDotNet

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Microsoft Teams Incoming Webhook update required

With the Message Center Notification MC234048 Microsoft announced a change to the Microsoft Teams App “Incoming Webhook”. The URL currently used will be deprecated by mid of April 2021. The exact wording is:

We will begin transitioning to the new webhook URLs on Monday January 11, 2021; however, existing webhooks URLs will continue to work for three (3) months to allow for migration time Source (as of 2021-01-26):

If you created a webhook prior January 11, 2021 you will need to update your existing connector configuration!

This app is in regular use by most companies, if not disabled by a Teams App permission policy in the tenant. The app is a very easy option to post a message to a team. The URI of a webhook is cryptic and the only security in place. If you send a well-crafted HTTP message to the endpoint, you will create a Teams post in the channel the app is connected to. Here is the Microsoft documentation and a great community article.

Currently Microsoft is using a non-tenant specific URI ( The new URI will be tenant related (

This feature is communicated for Microsoft Teams, but it is also a Microsoft 365 Group Connector feature so these might also affected.


Create your Azure AD application via script - M365.TeamsBackup

If you are using Azure AD authentication for your scripts, apps, or other scenarios at some point you will end up creating your own application in your directory. Normally you open the Azure portal and navigate to the “App registrations” part of AAD. This is fine during development, but if you want to share the solution or a customer wants to run the software in their own tenant, things get complicated and error prone. For my Microsoft Teams backup solution this is very real because you need to hit all required permissions and configure the public client part otherwise the solution will not run.

This post provides you will all the needed information to create your own script. I’m using my M365 Teams Backup solution as a reference. The key components are:


Microsoft Teams backup your channel messages with Microsoft Graph

I have sat down for four weekends in a row to come up with a solution for two problem I encountered in the past:

  • I wanted to save all images from a beautiful Teams channel message. Teams is saving these inline images not to SharePoint. The only way to download is to click on each image.
  • We are doing a Tenant to Tenant migration at glueckkanja-gab after our merger. Most of the migration tools will support the migration of Teams chat, but not all tools are available, and some implementations are lacking features for a more flexible approach.

I started my career as a developer and my heart is still thinking Visual Basic. Do not be afraid, I migrated my dev skills to C# a long time ago and my array starts at 0 not 1.


I really wanted to try a few things regarding Microsoft Graph, the Microsoft Graph SDK and Microsoft Teams. The Microsoft Teamwork part of the API has a solid starting point (if you look at the beta version). The API is getting very mature set of capabilities. I’m a huge fan of Azure Functions and I’ve done quite a few projects that are talking to the Microsoft Graph using Application Permissions. I’ve checked the documentation and if I wanted to go this route I would have to request special permissions from Microsoft to access the content without a real user. For now I decided to go with a console application and a Azure AD Device Code flow.

I have published the source code at GitHub. Maybe this will get your own solution a kickstart. Just a quick disclaimer: A lot of this stuff is first time code for me (DI in a console, Graph Auth provider, logging, …). I think at some points I over-engineered the solution and I got distracted from my real business problems ;)

In the following sections I will show you how I approached the problem, how the result of the backup looks, how to setup and how to run it for yourself.

App Permissions für Microsoft Graph Calls automatisiert einrichten

Für unser Glück & Kanja Lifecycle Tool setze ich im Schwerpunkt auf Microsoft Graph Calls. Für ein sauberes Setup habe ich mittlerweile ein Script. Es nutzt die PowerShell AZ und die Azure CLI. Besonders beim Erstellen einer Azure AD App (genauer Berechtigen und Granten) ist die Azure CLI noch ein Stück besser bzw. umfangreicher als die AZ PowerShell.

Die Lifecycle App arbeitet mit AD Settings und Groups. Erweiterte Funktionen setzen auf Access Reviews Feature aus dem AAD P2 Lizenzset. Diese Graph Berechtigungen setze ich direkt per CLI Script:

az ad app permission add --id $adapp.ApplicationId --api 00000003-0000-0000-c000-000000000000 --api-permissions 19dbc75e-c2e2-444c-a770-ec69d8559fc7=Role #msgraph Directory.ReadWrite.All
az ad app permission add --id $adapp.ApplicationId --api 00000003-0000-0000-c000-000000000000 --api-permissions 62a82d76-70ea-41e2-9197-370581804d09=Role #msgraph Group.ReadWrite.All
az ad app permission add --id $adapp.ApplicationId --api 00000003-0000-0000-c000-000000000000 --api-permissions ef5f7d5c-338f-44b0-86c3-351f46c8bb5f=Role #msgraph AccessReview.ReadWrite.All
az ad app permission add --id $adapp.ApplicationId --api 00000003-0000-0000-c000-000000000000 --api-permissions 60a901ed-09f7-4aa5-a16e-7dd3d6f9de36=Role #msgraph ProgramControl.ReadWrite.All