Microsoft 365 Platform Community Call – 31st of August, 2021

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Microsoft 365 Platform Community Call - weekly community call recording from August 31st, is now available from the Microsoft 365 Community YouTube channel at


Call Summary

Welcome to the first in a new series of weekly calls focused on capabilities of the all up Microsoft 365 platform.   You are encouraged to register at Microsoft 365 Developer Program for free E5 developer tenant and other assets.   Visit the new Microsoft 365 sample gallery with more than 500 samples from Microsoft and community.  Sign up and attend one of a growing list of events hosted by Sharing is Caring in September.  Tune into the weekly Microsoft 365 Developer Podcast focused  exclusively on Microsoft 365 dev topics – hosted by Jeremy Thake (Microsoft) and Paul Schaeflein (Addin365).   View the Microsoft 365 Developer blog for the latest news in last 7 days from Microsoft on Microsoft 365 platform.  The Microsoft 365 Community (PnP) – August 2021, update is now available!  A hearty thank you goes out to the community members, organizations and Microsoft employees who have contributed their time and talents to this community in the last month.   The host of this call was Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) @vesajuvonen.   Q&A takes place in chat throughout the call.


Microsoft 365 Platform News Flash

  • New public preview version of SharePoint Framework v1.13
  • Action required:  Update your Office Add-in dialog for cross-domain communication
  • Changes to the Microsoft 365 usage reports API








Thank you for your continued contributions of your time and talent to the betterment of this community.  Stay well.  See you soon.  


Demos delivered in this session

  • Getting started with Microsoft Graph Toolkit – there is lots of data and insights available to developers via Microsoft Graph.   Easily access this content using the Microsoft Graph Toolkit (MGT) with authentication providers, web components, utilities and often requiring only 1-4 lines of code!    Render agendas, files, people and more in your apps courtesy of Microsoft Graph.  ACTION:  Visit MGT Playground at and take the Learn Microsoft Graph Learning Path.   

  • Introduction to Microsoft Graph .NET SDK v4 – learn about and see a subset of new features delivered in the latest .NET SDK.  Highlights include streamlined authentication with Azure Identity, added support for System.Text.Json, rich notifications that support encrypted content, and new Graph Response <> object.  Also, ODataType is no longer specified by default, improved testability of GraphServiceClient and additional fixes.   Visited code for authentication, serialization, Graph response, and PageIterator.

  • Getting started with Microsoft Teams UI Library – specifically learn about capabilities in the Microsoft Teams UI Kit v2.2 that includes core components, scenario-based templates, and best practices for designing Teams apps that deliver consistent user and developer experiences.  Open source React components implement the Teams UI kit.   See the fluent UI libraries on GitHub and npm.    

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 – 8:38
  • Monthly contributors on the Microsoft 365 platform community assets – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen – 11:12
  • Demo:  Getting started with Microsoft Graph Toolkit – Waldek Mastykarz (Microsoft) | @waldekm  – 15:30
  • Demo:  Introduction to Microsoft Graph .NET SDK v4 – Maisa Rissi (Microsoft), Andrew Omondi (Microsoft) – 28:14
  • Demo:  Getting started with Microsoft Teams UI Library – Will Shown (Microsoft) – 42:11


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


You can download recurrent invite for this call from  Welcome and join in the discussion. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, feel free to provide your input as comments to this post as well. More details on the Microsoft 365 community and options to get involved are available from


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