Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Microsoft 365 Platform Call – 28th of September, 2021



Microsoft 365 Platform Community Call - weekly community call recording from September 28th, 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.   Access the latest free training modules to accelerate learning Microsoft 365 platform capabilities.    Visit the Microsoft 365 Sample Solution Gallery with more than 500 samples from Microsoft and community.  Sign up and attend one of a growing list of events hosted by Sharing is Caring in October-November.  Tune into the weekly Microsoft 365 Developer Podcast focused exclusively on Microsoft 365 dev topics – hosted by Jeremy Thake (Microsoft) and Paul Schaeflein (Addin365).   Registration for Microsoft Ignite (Digital event) – November 2-4 is now open.  Latest news from Microsoft on Microsoft 365 platform and 2 demos this week.  The host of this call was Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen.   Q&A takes place in chat throughout the call.


Microsoft 365 Platform News Flash







Seated outdoors and waving in the Fall season.  It’s awesome having you as a member of this community.    


Demos delivered in this session

  • Introduction to Microsoft Viva Connections extensibility – Viva is an Employee Experience Platform (EXP).  Latest Viva Connection basics (more than you have seen previously), learn about integrated experiences, view the dashboard, default support for Teams Personal Apps & Bots, custom card capabilities and supports (extensibility).  Opportunities for Information worker and front line worker organizations.  Demo is Dashboard page (created with no code) and create a card in Card Designer.    

  • Building custom search layout experiences in SharePoint with Microsoft Search – latest out-of-box capabilities in Microsoft Search using Adaptive Cards.  Customize search results layout using templates in Search Layout Designer (effectively Adaptive Card Designer).  Result Type layouts from Graph connector (GA) and from SharePoint content (Private preview).   Include content in search result from outside Microsoft 365, using the Graph connector.  Call to Action – Participate in Private Preview and provide feedback on Graph Connector search.  Q&A.  

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 4:24
  • D1:  Introduction to Microsoft Viva Connections extensibility – Ed Averett (Microsoft) – 8:58

  • D2:  Building custom search layout experiences in SharePoint with Microsoft Search – Jyoti Pal (Microsoft) – 29:25


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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