Microsoft 365 Platform Call – 18th of January, 2022

Published Jan 19 2022 03:18 AM 1,791 Views



Microsoft 365 Platform Community Call - weekly community call recording from January 18th, is now available from the Microsoft 365 Community YouTube channel at


Call Summary

Welcome to the weekly call focused on capabilities of the Microsoft 365 platform.   

  • Register for the Microsoft 365 Developer Program and get a free E5 developer tenant with instant availability and other assets.  
  • Get started with free training modules to accelerate learning Microsoft 365 platform capabilities. Now with new Viva Connections training!
  • Preview the Microsoft 365 Sample Solution Gallery with 880+ samples from Microsoft and community that allow you to learn by example, expedite your development and appreciate what is possible.
  • Sign up and participate in one of a growing number of events hosted by Sharing is Caring this month and next.   Upcoming AMAs on PnP React Controls and on Graph and MGT.
  • Tune into the weekly
    • Microsoft 365 Developer Podcast focused exclusively on Microsoft 365 dev topics – hosted by Jeremy Thake (Microsoft) and Paul Schaeflein (Addin365).
    • Microsoft 365 PnP Weekly - Videos, Podcasts focused on the latest news and topics on Microsoft 365 hosted by Vesa Juvonen and Waldek Mastykarz
  • Hear about the latest 2 Microsoft 365 Platform related stories and absorb 3 demos delivered by Microsoft presenters on latest capabilities of the Microsoft 365 platform.
  • Microsoft 365 Community (PnP) – January 2022 update is available!

The host of this call was Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen.  Q&A takes place in chat throughout and live at end of the call.   


Microsoft 365 Platform News Flash






Thank you everybody for joining the call today.   Brilliant to see many familiar faces week after week.         


Demos delivered in this session

  • Show a user's emails in an ASP.NET Core app with Microsoft Graph – configure .NET app (or Python, Java Script, Java) to retrieve emails using Microsoft Graph, secure messages using Microsoft Identity.  Define queries that break up large data sets - emails into batches.  Demo follows learn module steps - create app, register app in AAD, configure/add middleware, create and use GraphEmailClient, and render Emails.  Start by cloning repo, run sample on your Microsoft 365 developer tenant. 

  • Deep dive on Viva Connections Adaptive Card Extension development – State management – what is State in SPFx ACEs and how use State in SPFx apps to maximize initial load times, UI performance, and limit network traffic.  State is shared across all views in SPFx ACES.  Be mindful of tradeoffs between state and storage.  Load as little as you need into State at any given time but load enough to optimize network calls.   Cache previous states.

  • Microsoft Graph Toolkit – Using the People Picker Component in your solutions – this session focuses on the Microsoft Graph People picker control and options for customization.  Search for users and/or groups (DG, SG, M365, Teams groups) in an organization from inside your apps and forms.   Find people trending around me, groups, users from a group, direct reports, newly added to team, people by e-mail address.  Build a custom People picker component.  See code and rendering side-by-side.

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 – 6:08
  • Monthly contributors on the Microsoft 365 platform community efforts – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen – 7:17
  • D1:  Show a user's emails in an ASP.NET Core app with Microsoft Graph – Dan Wahlin (Microsoft) | @DanWahlin – 10:21
  • D2:  Deep dive on Viva Connections Adaptive Card Extension development – State management – Patrick Rodgers (Microsoft) | @mediocrebowler – 28:38
  • D3:  Microsoft Graph Toolkit – Using the People Picker Component in your solutions – Sébastien Levert (Microsoft) | @sebastienlevert40:24



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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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