Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Microsoft 365 Platform Call – 1st of March, 2022



Microsoft 365 Platform Community Call - weekly community call recording from March 1st, 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.   

The host of this call was Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen.  Q&A takes place in chat throughout and live at end of the call.   


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And now we are in the month of March.  Everyone looks great.  Thank you for joining the call today.         


Demos delivered in this session

  • What's new with Profile Photos API on Microsoft Graph – learn about Microsoft Graph v1 improvements that significantly address User Profile Photo incoherence.   Graph now supports enterprise and consumer user photos, larger photos (for hi-def), Weak eTags, and If-None-Match.  Additionally, more Microsoft apps across Microsoft 365 are accessing photos through Graph.  Graph is becoming single photo endpoint for 1st and 3rd party applications.  Access photos in Graph using me, ID or principal name.   

  • Engineering update on SharePoint Framework - 1.14 and next steps – continuing evolution of SPFx experiences in Microsoft 365 across Teams and Viva Connections canvases.   Rundown on capabilities delivered in SPFx v1.14 and on capabilities being built for v1.15 to be released in phases.  Two items shown - Command Set API update for ListViewAccessor (update asynchronously for list state changes) and a new action called VivaAction.SelectMedia providing media upload capabilities on an Adaptive Card Extension. 

  • Building Microsoft Graph Toolkit apps with React – MGT is Framework agnostic.   If you're building apps with React, you can use Microsoft Graph Toolkit React components (mgt-react).   To get started - create a react app, select an MSAL provider for authentication and use MGT react components in your code.   MGT react components look and behave like native react.   In this demo, presenter looks at Login, Agenda, FileList and Get (for customizations) components.   

Thank you for your creativity and work execution.   Samples are often showcased in Demos.


Topics covered in this call

  • Latest updates and news on the Microsoft 365 platform – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen – 7:33
  • D1:  What's new with Profile Photos API on Microsoft Graph – Harald Liavaag (Microsoft) – 11:45
  • D2:  Engineering update on SharePoint Framework - 1.14 and next steps – Luca Bandinelli (Microsoft), John Nguyen (Microsoft), Alex Terentiev (Microsoft) | @alexaterentiev, Siddharth Gulati (Microsoft) | @sidvaani – 22:20
  • D3:  Building Microsoft Graph Toolkit apps with React – Sébastien Levert (Microsoft) | @sebastienlevert38:44



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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