Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Microsoft 365 Platform Call – 9th of November, 2021




Microsoft 365 Platform Community Call - weekly community call recording from November 9th, 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 attend one of a growing list 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).
  • View or audio only the latest episode of PnP Weekly – Episode 142 (November 8th) with New York, US / Porto, Portugal-based Program Manager at Microsoft - Natalie Pienkowska | @ NataliePienkow1. | 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 Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen.  Q&A takes place in chat throughout the call   


Microsoft 365 Platform News Flash






Thank you everybody (200+) for being part of this community call today.  Awesome to see everyone in the house.


Demos delivered in this session

  • Introduction to Embedded Search Box (ESB) – with few lines of code, add Microsoft search box to any intranet site/page for easy and secure access to internal information. Merges web and work experiences. Uses familiar Bing UX to call Microsoft search and catalog behind scenes. Does not use the Bing Search Engine. Pulls people, file, conversations, PowerBI results and more. No cost with E3+ and Govt Cloud licensing.

  • Microsoft Learn Module - Extend Microsoft Viva Connections with Adaptive Card Extensions – use Viva Connections to communicate important announcements to employees. Designate a home site and create announcements list on SharePoint. Demo shows creating/scaffolding project, configuring in VS Code how important announcements are surfaced, testing card functionality in localhost, packaging and installing card in App Catalog, deploying card to tenant, to site and adding card to dashboard. Develop one card used in both desktop and mobile.

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 – 7:52
  • Demo 1:  Introduction to Embedded Search Box – Shubham Gatkal (Microsoft) – 11:45 
  • Demo 2:  Microsoft Learn Module - Extend Microsoft Viva Connections with Adaptive Card Extensions – Waldek Mastykarz (Microsoft) | @waldekm & Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen 22:35



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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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