Microsoft 365 Developer Community Call recording – 2nd of September, 2021

Published Sep 03 2021 03:45 AM 2,258 Views



Call Summary

Welcome back from summer holiday!  Have a look at 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 the PnP Recognition Program.  No project releases this week, but as many are back from holidays, you can surely expect releases soon.  


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


There are 2 new Microsoft Teams samples this week.  Have you visited the Teams Samples wish list?  Need an idea for a sample?  Consider collaborating with Microsoft Teams Engineering to create a sample and earn a Credly badge.   The host of this call was David Warner II (Catapult Systems) @DavidWarnerII.   Q&A takes place in chat throughout the call.





Microsoft Teams Development Samples:  (

Microsoft Power Platform Samples:  (

  • No new Power Platform samples this week

Script Samples:  (

  • No new Script samples this week


Demos delivered in this session

  • SharePoint Approval Workflow Status Tracking with Column Formatting – create dynamic multi-step expense approval workflow in SharePoint leveraging a Power Automate flow.   Very deliberate step-by-step explanation of list creation and of flow/process.  Create 2 SharePoint lists – Expense Types and Expense Reports (with column and view formatting + list form configuration), Add the approval process flow (a sample) to Power Automate, done!    Clear visual status in UI to track output and status of workflows.

  • Build your first conversational chatbot for Teams without any development using – in Bot Framework Composer, use the CoreWithLanguage bot template with triggers calling an Azure Bot.  Stephen defines various elements to have before building.  Add triggers to new bot – GetREportsDialog, add OAuth login service connection, store turn.tokens, and install Microsoft.Bot.Components.Graph package for more action options, deploy app to Azure.  Create new Microsoft Teams app in App Studio, add the Azure Bot to a Channel.   

  • Updates on the Independent Publisher Connectors for Power Platform – connectors can be submitted by anyone in and they are subsequently certified by Microsoft.  Since July 19th, 8 connectors have been submitted/certified, 11 in process.   Quick demo of fun dogs API – the Placedog connector.  A Power Apps Canvas app displays 12 dog photos.  Connector functionality - get a dog photo, store it in SharePoint, and make URL available to the Power App.         

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


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General Microsoft 365 Dev Special Interest Group bi-weekly calls are targeted at anyone who's interested in the general Microsoft 365 development topics. This 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. More details on the Microsoft 365 community from We also welcome community demos, if you are interested in doing a live demo in these calls!


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