Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Microsoft 365 Platform Call – 14th of September, 2021




Microsoft 365 Platform Community Call - weekly community call recording from September 14th, is now available from the Microsoft 365 Community YouTube channel at


Call Summary

Welcome to the weekly call focused on capabilities of the Microsoft 365 platform.   New to Microsoft 365 Platform development?  You are encouraged to register at Microsoft 365 Developer Program for free E5 developer tenant and other assets.   Visit the new Microsoft 365 sample gallery with more than 500 samples from Microsoft and community.   Access the latest free training modules to accelerate learning Microsoft 365 platform capabilities.   Sign up and attend one of a growing list of events hosted by Sharing is Caring in September.  Tune into the weekly Microsoft 365 Developer Podcast focused exclusively on Microsoft 365 dev topics – hosted by Jeremy Thake (Microsoft) and Paul Schaeflein (Addin365).   The host of this call was Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen.   Q&A takes place in chat throughout the call.


Microsoft 365 Platform News Flash




  • Opt in to PnP Recognition Program |
  • Register for Sharing is Caring Events:
    • First Time Contributor Session – September 21st (EMEA, APAC & US friendly times available)
    • Community Docs Session – October 5th 
    • PnP – SPFx Developer Workstation Setup – TBS
    • PnP SPFx Samples – Solving SPFx version differences using Node Version Manager – September 28th 
    • Ask Me Anything (AMA) – Power Platform Development & Samples – September 28th
    • Ask Me Anything (AMA) – List Formatting – October 5th
    • First Time Presenter – October 12th
    • More than Code with VSCode – TBS 
    • Maturity Model Practitioners – September 21st and every 3rd Tuesday of month, 7:00am PT
    • PnP Office Hours – 1:1 session – Register
    • PnP Buddy System – Request a Buddy
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  • Call attention to your great work by using the #PnPWeekly on Twitter.


Thank you for your continued contributions of your time and talent to the betterment of this community.  Stay well.  See you soon.  


Demos delivered in this session

  • Introduction to new modernized SharePoint Store – with the mid-August GA release, My Apps and Sharepoint Store pages have been modernized along with the experience for requesting & installing SPFx apps.   User and the administrator (tenant wide) experiences in both classic and modern UIs are shown.   New capabilities - automatic sign on, automatic hosting, consistent dev experience and industry standard tooling.  Nice wrap up with FY22 Roadmap. 

  • Microsoft Graph JavaScript SDK updates – step through breaking changes, enhancements and deprecated capabilities listed in the Microsoft Graph JavaScript SDK v3.0 Upgrade Guide.  V3.0 went GA in mid-August.   Please report any issues updating to v3.0 from prior SDK versions.  The dev team is focusing on better alignment with SPFx and Microsoft Graph Toolkit this Fall.   The Microsoft Graph JavaScript client library is a lightweight wrapper around the Microsoft Graph API.

  • Latest on SharePoint Site Scripts – Intro and Roadmap – changes:  Site Designs are now Site Templates – a packaging of site scripts.  Site templates are applied via site settings or via PowerShell.  Site Templates are available on Teams Channel Sites now as well with several restrictions.  In the update, there were some regressions that are now being addressed.  Exciting capabilities in the works - feature Roadmap reviewed and input is requested.

Thank you for your work. Samples are often showcased in Demos.


Topics covered in this call

  • Latest updates and news on the Microsoft 365 platform – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen  8:47
  • D1:  Introduction to new modernized SharePoint Store – Yi Han (Microsoft) – 12:12

  • D2:  Microsoft Graph JavaScript SDK Updates. – Roina Ochieng (Microsoft) | @roinochieng – 24:43

  • D3:  Latest on SharePoint Site Scripts – Intro and Roadmap – Cathy Dew (Microsoft) | @catpaint1 – 31:40



Additional resources around the covered topics and links from the slides.


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Microsoft 365 Platform community call focuses on latest Microsoft 365 Platform updates and demos delivered by Microsoft presenters and takes place weekly on Tuesday.  The alternating Special Interest Group community calls each Thursday focus on SharePoint Framework (client-side development/implementation) and Microsoft 365 Platform (includes Microsoft Teams, Bots, Microsoft Graph, CSOM, REST, site provisioning, PnP PowerShell, PnP Sites Core, Site Designs, Microsoft Flow, PowerApps, Column Formatting, list formatting, etc. topics.) with demos commonly delivered by community members.   More details on the Microsoft 365 community from


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