Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Microsoft 365 Platform Call – 4th of January, 2022



Microsoft 365 Platform Community Call - weekly community call recording from January 4th, 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 January - February.   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).
    • 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 what’s new with Teams and see 3 demos delivered by Microsoft presenters on latest capabilities of 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






Welcome to the first call of the new year - 2022.  Glad you’re here.  See you soon.      


Demos delivered in this session

  • Introduction to Microsoft Teams ISV app monetization capabilities –  in addition to purchasing a Teams app in AppSource, users now see a subscription “button” when accessing an app in the Teams App Store as well as in the Microsoft Teams Admin Center.  The button is accessing your published app in AppSource along with the platform’s transaction capabilities.  Learn about the 5-step publishing process, license options, purchase options, and financial incentives.     

  • Microsoft Graph Toolkit – Using the Person Component in your solutions – this session focuses on the Microsoft Graph Person control and options for customization.  See how to use the Person component to get profile and image information on you, on another, on a group of others, on an other’s manager, presence, and on a person outside Graph.  As well see customizing for rendering (styles) and for events.   See code and rendering side-by-side.

  • Introduction to new Adaptive Cards samples for Viva Connections Quick View designs – quick review of Viva Connections and 3 key experiences, the 3-layer Viva Connections Adaptive Card Extension architecture specifically for mobile, and finally Card design templates created in the last month that you can paste into the Dashboard Card designer or Adaptive Card Designer to create refined mobile experiences.  Demo on Viva Connections adaptive cards designs guidance, samples and possible modification options reviewed.   

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 – 8:12
  • D1:  Introduction to Microsoft Teams ISV app monetization capabilities – James Skay (Microsoft) | @JamesSkay – 10:43
  • D2:  Microsoft Graph Toolkit – Using the Person Component in your solutions – Sébastien Levert (Microsoft) | @sebastienlevert19:18
  • D3:  Introduction to new Adaptive Cards samples for Viva Connections Quick View designs – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen – 45:21



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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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