Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Microsoft 365 Platform Call – 16th of November, 2021




Microsoft 365 Platform Community Call - weekly community call recording from November 16th, 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 instantly get a free E5 developer tenant and other assets.  
  • Get started with free training modules to accelerate learning Microsoft 365 platform capabilities.
  • 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 experience one of a growing number of events hosted by Sharing is Caring in November-December.   Upcoming Ask Me Anything (AMA) sessions for PnPjs and for MGT in November and for PnP Search in January!   
  • Tune into the weekly Microsoft 365 Developer Podcast focused exclusively on Microsoft 365 dev topics – hosted by Jeremy Thake (Microsoft) and Paul Schaeflein (Addin365).
  • PnP Weekly – Episode 143 (November 15th) with Nairobi, Kenya-based Program Manager at Microsoft - Roina Ochieng | @roinochieng | video | podcast
  • Hear about this week’s top 9 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


Microsoft 365 Platform News Flash




  • Register for Sharing is Caring Events:
    • Ask me anything (AMA) MGT – November 30th
    • Ask me anything (AMA) PnP Search – January 11th
    • First Time Contributor Session – December 15th (EMEA, APAC & US friendly times available)
    • Community Docs Session – November 17th  
    • Power Platform Samples – First Time Contributor – November 24th, December 15th
    • PnP – SPFx Developer Workstation Setup – TBS
    • PnP SPFx Samples – Solving SPFx version differences using Node Version Manager – November 30th  
    • First Time Presenter – TBS
    • More than Code with VSCode – TBS 
    • Maturity Model Practitioners – December 21st  (every 3rd Tuesday of month, 7:00am PT)
    • PnP Office Hours – 1:1 session – Register
    • PnP Buddy System – Request a Buddy
  • Request a Demo spot on the call
  • Download the recurrent invite for this call –
  • Call attention to your great work by using the #PnPWeekly on Twitter.




It's a full house and it's great seeing each and everyone of you.  


Demos delivered in this session

  • Getting started on building Microsoft Teams tabs with Adaptive Cards - appreciate a unified developer experience - power everything in Teams with a Bot back-end and an Adaptive Cards front-end - Chat bots, message extensions, task modules and tabs!  Step through setting up a Bot in Azure, building a tab with Adaptive Cards, adding a new card - creating card in Designer and copying JSON into VS Code, and finally rendering new card in Tab.  

  • Microsoft Learn Module - Extend Microsoft Viva Connections with Web Parts.   Objective – build a SPFx 1.13 web part to surface important announcements (from a list) on Viva connections Desktop.  Test web part in localhost, bundle and deploy.  Developers own the web part’s UI – the HTML and CSS, leaving content owners to add and configure web parts on a page. 

    This demo focuses on Web Parts. Related demos focus on Adaptive Card Extensions and Application Customizers. 

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 – 5:45
  • Demo 1:  Getting started on building Microsoft Teams tabs with Adaptive Cards - Loki Meyburg | @LokiMeyburg – 8:30
  • Demo 2:  Microsoft Learn Module - Extend Microsoft Viva Connections with Web Parts - Waldek Mastykarz | @waldekm & Vesa Juvonen | @vesajuvonen – 27:34



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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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