Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Microsoft 365 Platform Call – 7th of December, 2021



Microsoft 365 Platform Community Call - weekly community call recording from December 7th, 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.   

  • 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 640+ 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!   
  • 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 146 (December 6th) with Reykjavik, Iceland-based Consultant and MVP, Derek Cash-Peterson (Sympraxis Consulting) | @Spdcp | video | podcast
  • Hear about the top 2 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 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 today including many who are presently at the Microsoft 365 Collaboration Conference in Las Vegas this week! 


Demos delivered in this session

  • Discover the Microsoft Graph Toolkit (MGT) – first of several sessions on MGT. What is MGT and why use it? Step through 12 major components – purpose and how invoked.  Each component brings a wealth of information securely to your app. Look at resources – Repo, documentation, Playground, and training. Subsequent sessions to go deeper into components and settings; customization with styles, templates and caching; and integrations with React, SPFx, and providers.

  • Introduction to the Microsoft 365 developer program and to the instant development environment – join the program and install the instantly available, secure and completely isolated, pre-provisioned Developer tenant.  Create a profile and tour the structures and content. The E5 Developer tenant comes with all Office apps, 16 sample users, mail, events, data, templates, reports, AAD, Microsoft Teams and SharePoint sites. The E5 tenant renews every 90 days, if used and does not supplant your existing E3 developer tenant.

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 – 5:50
  • D1:  Discover the Microsoft Graph Toolkit – Sébastien Levert (Microsoft) | @sebastienlevert7:56
  • D2:  Introduction to the Microsoft 365 developer program and to the instant development environment – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen – 29:11
  • General Q&A – Microsoft 365 Platform Team – 47:56



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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 - 8th of December 2021

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