Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Microsoft 365 Platform Call – 19th of April 2022



Call summary

Welcome to the weekly call focused on capabilities of the Microsoft 365 platform. In this particular call, we highlighted recently announced and key existing resources as well as latest samples, project releases, news, community events and three demos.


New this week



  • Latest on Microsoft Graph Data Connect datasets - REST APIs, Connectors and Data Connect make up the Graph Ecosystem.  Data Connect enables bulk data access for insights and analytics.  Data is stored in Azure Data Factory or Azure Synapse.  Reviewed 9 data sets recently released, 2 more to be released soon and 7 in the Backlog.  Briefly covered Azure Synapse integration and quick demo of the Synapse Copy Data Tool (wizard).
  • Extending Teams apps to Outlook and – the first in a series of application extensibility demos.  Microsoft is delivering on an Ignite commitment to enable you to build a personal app once and expose it across hosts – Teams, Outlook,   In this session, modify a simple Teams app to run across hosts.  Two changes - update manifestVersion to “m365DevPreview” and reference “v2.0.0.beta.2” teams-js in package json.   Hub specific code addressed in future demo. 
  • Graph Connectors updates and Postman samples - use Graph Connectors to get and surface external data in native Microsoft 365 experiences like search - GA, intelligent discovery, compliance, Viva Topics, and context IQ – in development, and People – in Preview.  Recent platform updates include Schema Updates API, new AAD permissions and simplified ACL.  Upcoming work described, see Graph connector search demo and finally step through how and why build a connector using Postman.

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.   



Agenda items

  • Latest updates and news on the Microsoft 365 platform – Brian T. Jackett (Microsoft) | @BrianTJackett – 6:53
  • Monthly contributors on the Microsoft 365 platform community efforts – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen – 11:23
  • Demo - Latest on Microsoft Graph Data Connect datasets – Nik Charlebois (Microsoft) | @NikCharlebois – 15:15
  • Demo - Extending Teams apps to Outlook and – Saurabh Bhatia (Microsoft) | @iamSBTron – 29:36
  • Demo - Graph Connectors updates and Postman samples – Brian T. Jackett (Microsoft) | @BrianTJackett – 37:33

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


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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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