Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Microsoft 365 Platform Call – 19th of October, 2021




Microsoft 365 Platform Community Call - weekly community call recording from October 19th, 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?  Join the Microsoft 365 Developer Program today and get a free E5 developer tenant and other assets.
  • Preview the Microsoft 365 Sample Solution Gallery with more than 600 samples from Microsoft and community that allow you to learn by example, expedite your development and appreciate what is possible.
  • Sign up and attend one of a growing list of events hosted by Sharing is Caring in October/November.   Upcoming Ask Me Anything (AMA) sessions for PnP PowerShell, CLI for Microsoft 365 and for PnPjs.   
  • Tune into the weekly Microsoft 365 Developer Podcast focused exclusively on Microsoft 365 dev topics – hosted by Jeremy Thake (Microsoft) and Paul Schaeflein (Addin365).
  • View PnP Weekly – Episode 139 (October 18th) with Switzerland based MVP and Head of Solutions at Datalynx AG - André Lage | @aaclage | video | podcast   Microsoft 365 PnP Weekly is hosted by Vesa Juvonen and Waldek Mastykarz.  
  • Registration for Microsoft Ignite (Digital event) – November 2 - 4 is now open.
  • Hear about this week’s top Microsoft 365 Platform related stories and view 2 demos from Microsoft presenters about working with the Microsoft 365 platform.

The host of this call was Brian T. Jackett (Microsoft) @BrianTJackett.  Q&A takes place in chat throughout the call.   


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Thank you everybody for being part of the call today and for being a member of this community.       


Demos delivered in this session

  • Introduction to Universal Print – tools for better Print management.  Get the lay-of-the-land - customer challenges, Universal Print solution and architecture.  Technology requirements/licensing, Universal Print ecosystem and security + privacy details.  Demos of Universal Print for IT Admins (register, share, manage) and for end users (discover, add printer, print).  Create custom solutions on top of managed print services via the Graph API.    

  • Latest on Microsoft Graph Data Connect (MGDC) – that allows you to extract Microsoft 365 data at scale for analytics and insights reporting.  Understand availability of current and upcoming data sets - data artifacts, i.e., user profiles, messages, events, chats…, in Microsoft 365 data.  See 3 different Solution Accelerators (assemblage of data sets that together deliver insights for a particular need.   ARM templates enable you to create your own Solution Accelerator.   

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 – Brian T. Jackett (Microsoft) | @BrianTJackett – 5:20
  • Demo 1:  Introduction to Universal Print – Rachelle Cheung (Microsoft) – 10:36
  • Demo 2:  Latest on Microsoft Graph Data Connect – Nik Charlebois (Microsoft) | @NikCharlebois – 27:37



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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