Friday, October 29, 2021

Microsoft 365 Developer Community Call recording – 28th of October, 2021




Call Summary

SharePoint Framework v1.13 is now generally available!  Have you visited the Microsoft 365 tenant – script samples gallery (106 scenarios and 142 scripts, using CLI for Microsoft 365, PnP PowerShell, SPO Management Shell tooling and more…)?   Last chance to register for Hacktoberfest 2021 – submit pull requests by October 31st.  Sign up and attend a session in November hosted by Sharing is Caring.  At the same time, sign up for the PnP Recognition Program.  Join your community mates during the Microsoft 365 platform call on November 2nd @ 8 AM PT for a Microsoft Ignite watch party.    Project releases this week include Yo teams - generator-teams - v3.4.0 GA and Yo teams - yoteams-build-core - v1.4.0.  


Open-source project status:  (Bold indicates new this call)

Project Current Version Release/Status
PnP .NET Libraries - PnP Framework v1.6.0 GA, PnP Provisioning Engine Schema v202103 Prepping for v1.8.0 - Winter 2022
PnP .NET Libraries - PnP Core SDK v1.4.0 GA, PnP Transformation Framework: Public Preview released! Prepping for v1.5.0 - Winter 2022
PnP PowerShell v1.8.0 GA In progress: V2 POC, Prepping for v1.8, nightly releases
Yo teams - generator-teams v3.4.0 GA  
Yo teams - yoteams-build-core v1.4.0 GA  
Yo teams – yoteams-deploy v1.0.1 GA  
Yo teams - msteams-react-base-component v3.1.0  
Microsoft Graph Toolkit (MGT) v2.3.0 GA Working on v3.0.0


* Note:  While version releases are periodic, nightly releases are nightly!  Subscribe to nightly releases for the latest capabilities. 


As well, there were 12 new/updated script samples and 1 Power Platform Samples this week.  The host of this call was David Warner II (Catapult Systems) | @DavidWarnerII.   Q&A takes place in chat throughout the call.





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– Thank you :clapping_hands:


Together Mode!




Are there ghosts or shadows occupying seats in this week's Together Mode photo?  Mention during call about people "beaming up/down" to the theater today?  


Demos delivered in this session

  • Configuration-as-Code for Microsoft 365 with Microsoft365DSC – Desire State Configuration – a PowerShell Module that represents your entire Microsoft 365 tenant’s configuration as code and allows DevOps to monitor and control configuration discrepancies.  Capabilities include automate, export, synchronize, access, monitor, and report.   Learn what it is, how to use PowerShell script to find/create a policy, import/export a configuration, monitor config drift, ways to maintain a desired state, etc.  Q&A throughout.

  • Automatically recognize your team champions :trophy: with CLI for Microsoft 365 – with existing cmdlets in CLI, query criteria and a business objective (ID champions), Tenant Admins can modify general site wide reporting (i.e., chat, file activity) to identify top active Microsoft Teams contributors or SharePoint users within a timeframe.   For chat ranking in a channel - count messages, replies, likes, comments by contributor, return top 3.  Via Webhook, send Adaptive Card to communicate champion status.   

  • Updates on Independent Publisher Connectors & Care Quality Commissions Connector Demo –  13 custom connectors added in October.  Create a connector earn a Credly badge.  Get a look at the CQC connector that takes data from the Care Quality Commission in England - independently gathers data on care service providers.   A Power App elegantly displays care provider rankings by location calling 2 flows that get location details via the connector in the back-end.       


Thank you for your work. Samples are often showcased in Demos.    Request a Demo spot on the call


Topics covered in this call

  • PnP .NET library updates - Bert Jansen (Microsoft) | @O365bert 7:39
  • yo Teams updates - Albert-Jan Schot ( | @appieschot  9:30
  • Microsoft Graph Toolkit updates - Sébastien Levert (Microsoft) | @sebastienlevert – 11:27
  • Microsoft Script Samples -  David Warner II (Catapult Systems) | @DavidWarnerII 3:17
  • Microsoft Teams Samples - David Warner II (Catapult Systems) | @DavidWarnerII  13:14
  • Microsoft Power Platform Samples - April Dunnam (Microsoft) | @aprildunnam – 13:50
  • D1:  Configuration-as-Code for Microsoft 365 with Microsoft365DSC – Nik Charlebois (Microsoft) | @NikCharlebois  16:02

  • D2:  Automatically recognize your team champions :trophy: with CLI for Microsoft 365 – Albert-Jan Schot ( | @appieschot  35:42

  • D3:  Updates on Independent Publisher Connectors & Care Quality Commissions Connector Demo – Natalie Pienkowska (Microsoft) | @NataliePienkow1 & Martyn Lesbirel (Dynamiti) – 48:09



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