Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Microsoft 365 Platform Call – 14th of December, 2021



Microsoft 365 Platform Community Call - weekly community call recording from December 14th, 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.   

  • On 21st and 28th of December we’ll have this call as usual, but more as a social gathering for coffee/tea or your chosen drink.  Got questions? – Join and let’s have a chat.
  • Register for the Microsoft 365 Developer Program 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 630+ 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 December-January.   Upcoming Ask Me Anything (AMA) sessions for PnP Search in January!   New class Viva Connections ACEs (Feb 2022)
  • 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 147 (December 13th) with Munich, Germany-based consultant and MVP, Markus Möller (Avanade) | @Moeller2_0 | video podcast
  • Hear about the top 4 Microsoft 365 Platform related stories and view not 2, but 3 demos this week from Microsoft presenters about the latest capabilities of the Microsoft 365 platform.

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


Microsoft 365 Platform News Flash




  • Register for Sharing is Caring Events:
    • Ask me anything (AMA) PnP Search – January 11th
    • First Time Contributor Session – December 15th (EMEA, APAC & US friendly times available)
    • Community Docs Session – 2022 Sessions Coming Soon  
    • Power Platform Samples – First Time Contributor – December 15th
    • PnP – SPFx Developer Workstation Setup – 2022 Sessions Coming Soon
    • PnP SPFx Samples – Solving SPFx version differences using Node Version Manager – 2022 Sessions Coming Soon 
    • First Time Presenter – 2022 Sessions Coming Soon
    • More than Code with VSCode – More Dates Coming Soon 
    • Maturity Model Practitioners – January 18th (every 3rd Tuesday of month, 7:00am PT)
    • Getting Started with Viva Connection ACEs – TBS soon
    • 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.




Thank you for joining the call.  It is great to see over 200 attendees on this call today.


Demos delivered in this session

  • Script buttons for Office Scripts – what are Office Scripts, target user and usage scenario?  What are script buttons and how you can get involved evolving Office scripts.  Create buttons in Excel using the Action Recorder (capture actions and record them into a script – great for seeing how the automations are built – includes comments!) or the Code Editor (JS/Type Script call Office Script APIs).  Also, Power Automate integration.  Automations sharable within tenant.

  • Planning to build experiences for the US Government Cloud - what are the differences – quick introduction to Microsoft 365 Government Community Cloud (GCC). Comparison of Commercial and Government cloud - GCC, GCC High and DoD.  Reviewed differences in security and compliance as well as by product – OneDrive, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Graph. Capabilities by cloud found in Microsoft 365 Roadmap.  Government cloud capabilities are limited.  Connect with the Microsoft Federal Teams Developer Community.

  • Microsoft Graph Toolkit – Using Login Component in your solutions – the second session in Seb’s MGT series. This session focuses on the Login Component – to sign-in (leveraging Microsoft Identity platform authentication) and read user profile from Microsoft Graph.  Create a basic html page in VSCode and load MGT.  Create and register an app in Azure AD.  Add msal2 provider to the html page to handle authentication (AAD app) and the login component for user information.    

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 – 6:21
  • D1:  Script buttons for Office Scripts – Nancy Wang (Microsoft) | @nancyatMSFT – 9:47
  • D2:  Planning to build experiences for the US Government Cloud - what are the differences – Jay Hangan (Microsoft) – 29:01
  • D3:  Microsoft Graph Toolkit – Using Login Component in your solutions – Sébastien Levert (Microsoft) | @sebastienlevert – 39:35



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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Microsoft 365 PnP team, Microsoft - 15th of December 2021

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