Microsoft 365 Developer Community Call recording – 19th of August, 2021

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Call Summary

Summer break and community call schedule updates reviewed.  Microsoft 365 tenant – script samples gallery - scripts for PowerShell and CLIs.  Sign up and attend one of a growing list of events hosted by Sharing is Caring this month.  Announced PnP Recognition Program and more and more Microsoft Teams Samples and Power Platform Samples.  Project releases this week - Yo teams – yoteams-deploy v1.0.1 Preview.   


Open-source project status:  (Bold indicates new this call)


Project Current Version Release/Status
PnP .NET Libraries - PnP Framework v1.6.0 GA, PnP Provisioning Engine Schema v202103 Version 1.7.0 – Late Summer 2021
PnP .NET Libraries - PnP Core SDK v1.3.0 GA Version 1.4.0 – Late Summer 2021
PnP PowerShell v1.7.0 GA  
Yo teams - generator-teams v3.2.0 GA v3.3.0 Preview soonish
Yo teams - yoteams-build-core v1.2.0 GA, v1.2.1 Preview  
Yo teams – yoteams-deploy v1.1.0 GA, v1.0.1 Preview  
Yo teams - msteams-react-base-component v3.1.0  
Microsoft Graph Toolkit (MGT) v2.2.0 GA Bug fixes and Updates, v2.3.0 later in August


Four Script and three Power Platform samples were delivered and no new Teams samples in the last two weeks.  But wait, we have a Teams Samples wish list.  Need an idea for a Teams sample?  Feel like granting wishes?  Collaborate with Teams Engineering to create a sample and earn a Credly badge.   The host of this call was Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) @vesajuvonen.   Q&A takes place in chat throughout the call.





Microsoft Teams Development Samples:  (

  • No new Teams samples this week


Microsoft Power Platform Samples:  (

Script Samples:  (




Hopefully by the end of this year we will finally have the opportunity to meet face-to-face, that would be awesome.    


Demos delivered in this session

  • Building your first Power Platform community connector – start with this brilliant lay-of-the-land overview.   Presenter advises learning by looking at configurations of existing connectors, of code samples, and by reviewing best practices documentation.   Build your connector in the UI - naming, security (authentication requirement), definition (actions, triggers, references, responses…), code, and test operations.   Then download it - the swagger or Open API file, using Paconn CLI.        

  • Operators for Precision within List Formatting – Microsoft Excel like formatting in a SharePoint list is possible.   Once you understand what you have – numbers or strings, precision formatting is easily achieved.  Learn how to display folder and file sizes or numbers generally in lists with 2-digit precision / formatting (0.00), using various operators - toString, indexOf, substring, padStart, padEnd, ceiling, floor AND/OR with formulas in sample code.   

  • Getting stated with Microsoft Teams Toolkit and Blazor – focusing on how to use Web Technologies to create a tab (Blazor app) inside of Teams using Visual Studio.  Open new project (Microsoft Teams App) in Visual Studio.   Install/open the Teams Toolkit (Preview) for Visual Studio.  Configure for SSO.   Click F5.  Presto, a default page/tab is created with sample code and implements GraphClient.   Register the AAD app and modify it as you please.      

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


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Microsoft 365 PnP team, Microsoft - 20th of August 2021

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