Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Microsoft 365 Platform Call – 11th of January, 2022



Microsoft 365 Platform Community Call - weekly community call recording from January 11th, 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 780+ 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 January - February.   Upcoming Ask Me Anything (AMA) session - Open Discussions 2022!   New class coming 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).
    • Microsoft 365 PnP Weekly - Videos, Podcasts focused on the latest news and topics on Microsoft 365 hosted by Vesa Juvonen and Waldek Mastykarz
  • Hear about the latest 2 Microsoft 365 Platform related stories and take in 3 demos delivered by Microsoft presenters on 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.   


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It's clear, we need a larger room here.  The house is full!  Thank you everybody for joining the call today.    


Demos delivered in this session

  • Introduction to Microsoft Graph connectors SDK - learn about the connectors SDK that will be available for preview in February.  The SDK allows developers to write reliable and scalable custom Graph Connectors that are subsequently installed, configured and managed by Admins.   Review connector terminology, development, implementation, and management (via Admin portal).  Many capabilities of connector development are now addressed by components in the SDK.   Register for the Preview today. 

  • Building a Microsoft Teams bot for scheduling tasks and to get reminders - this sample “Bot daily task reminder" is about sending a proactive chat message/request to app users.  Users are able to schedule a recurring task and get a reminder at scheduled times via Adaptive Cards.  Comprehensive walk-through from cloning sample repo, to creating and registering an Azure bot, to updating endpoints, creating App manifest file and sideloading into your dev tenant.    

  • Microsoft Graph Toolkit – Using the People Component in your solutions – this session focuses on the Microsoft Graph People control and options for customization.  See how to use the People component to display a group of people or contacts (photos or initials).  Find people trending around you, users from a group or array, show their presence, see managers and direct reports.  Build a custom People component with custom templating.  See code and rendering side-by-side.

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 – 5:21
  • D1:  Introduction to Microsoft Graph connectors SDK – Rajdeep Chandra (Microsoft) – 7:31
  • D2:  Building a Microsoft Teams bot for scheduling tasks and to get reminders – Wajeed Shaikh (Microsoft) – 19:38
  • D3:  Microsoft Graph Toolkit – Using the People Component in your solutions – Sébastien Levert (Microsoft) | @sebastienlevert – 36:03



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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 - 12th of January 2022

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