Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Microsoft 365 PnP Weekly - Episode 160 - Arjun Menon (Tata Consultancy Services)



In this installment of the weekly discussion revolving around the latest news and topics on Microsoft 365, hosts – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen, Waldek Mastykarz (Microsoft) | @waldekm are joined by Bangalore, India based Technical Architect, PnP maintainer and MVP, Arjun Menon (Tata Consultancy Services) | @arjunumenon.


Topics discussed in this session:

  • On becoming a community contributor, a PnP maintainer and an MVP!
  • One cannot become an MVP, you must be an MVP.
  • Why community matters when you have a full-time day job already?
  • Three focus areas for Teams work at Tata Consultancy Services?
  • Motivations for becoming a PnP contributor.
  • Journey from first Fork to maintainer of CLI for Microsoft 365.
  • Advice for others wanting to do what I do.
  • What is it like to participate in an MVP Summit?
  • 3 tips for anybody wanting to start contributing to this community?
  • From a Teams connections perspective, how might we look at the future of meetings/travel?

We also covered 17 articles published by Microsoft and the PnP Community over the last week. 


This week:   

  • Waldek – processing PRs for CLI for Microsoft 365, catching up with MVP Summit recordings and learnings that will influence announcements at Microsoft Build – May 24–26, 2022, and previewing with a small target group concepts for improving the experience for Angular Devs wanting to build Teams tabs with SSO.   If you use Angular and build for Teams, please contact Waldek, to show you what we have built and subsequently provide your feedback.   
  • Vesa – catch up after MVP Summit week and preparing this week’s release of SPFx v1.15 beta with List extensibility (custom forms for creating, viewing and editing an item) capability.


Please remember to keep on providing us feedback on how we can help on this journey. We always welcome feedback on making the community more inclusive and diverse.



This session was recorded on Monday, April 4, 2022.   Enjoy the show. 



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Here are all the links and people mentioned in this recording. Thanks, everyone for your contributions to the community!


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