Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Microsoft 365 Platform Call – 23rd of November, 2021



Microsoft 365 Platform Community Call - weekly community call recording from November 23rd, 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 with instant availability, and other assets.
  • Get started with free training modules to accelerate learning Microsoft 365 platform capabilities. Now with new Viva Connections training!  
  • 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 participate in one of a growing number of events hosted by Sharing is Caring during 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 144 (November 22nd ) with Atlanta, US-based Senior Program Manager on the Viva Connections Platform team - Catherine Chuaga | video | podcast
  • The great people, supportive organizations and solid work done in this community over the last month is recognized today!  The Microsoft 365 Community (PnP) – November 2021, update will be available soon. 
  • Hear about the 5 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 Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen.  Q&A takes place in chat throughout the call.   


Microsoft 365 Platform News Flash








Everyone do the Seb Rockelwave!  Thank you again to community members and organizations on your November contributions.    


Demos delivered in this session

  • Introduction to SharePoint on-prem Microsoft Graph connector – the SharePoint on-prem connector shown at Ignite 2021 is in Private Preview. The on-prem agent-based connector supports SharePoint 2013/2016/2019.  Has ability to crawl sites, site collections, documents.  Supports exclusion list & ACL. Secure and compliant by design, basic and Windows Auth.  Allows Admins to bring SharePoint on-premises instances to Microsoft Search, Viva, more.  Graph accessibility as with entire cloud-based Microsoft 365 ecosystem.      

  • Microsoft Learn Module - Extend Microsoft Viva Connections with Application Customizers - with Viva Connections toolkit installed, step through creating an application customizer from scratch, edit the application customizer code, test the application customizer on a page, and deploy it to a Viva Connections site.  Unlike web parts that can be positioned and configured by users, Application Customizers are created and positioned by developers, configured by Site Admins and work only with Viva Connections desktop experience.

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 – 7:24
  • Demo 1:  Introduction to SharePoint on-prem Microsoft Graph connector - Parag Jain (Microsoft) – 13:00
  • Demo 2:  Microsoft Learn Module - Extend Microsoft Viva Connections with Application Customizers - Waldek Mastykarz (Microsoft) | @waldekm & Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen – 21:07



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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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