Microsoft 365 Platform Call – 25th of January, 2022

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Microsoft 365 Platform Community Call - weekly community call recording from January 25th, 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 4 Microsoft 365 Platform related stories and absorb 3 demos delivered by Microsoft presenters on latest capabilities of the Microsoft 365 platform.

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.  Great to see a full auditorium. 


Demos delivered in this session

  • Latest with Microsoft Graph connectors – used to bring external data into Microsoft Search and other Microsoft 365 experiences.  Overview including supported hubs, query experience, development, and Administration.  130+ connectors currently.  Build a custom connector – create a connection (container for external data on Graph), register the schema (define labels or metadata for data), ingest items (into the connection).  Customize for verticals, setup custom filters.  See how data renders in Microsoft Search. 

  • When to build Viva Connections Adaptive Card Extensions – and not a web part?  Think Lightweight (mobile first), Immediate (single idea, actionable) and Personal (provide direct value to user).  Link out to richer experiences – Teams apps, SharePoint page, SaaS solutions.   ACE use cases include – solicit feedback, track task status, check paystub, clock in/out, book travel...  ACEs can be location based, allow audience targeting, and deliver an organization’s mobile portal experience.   

  • Microsoft Graph Toolkit – Using the Teams Channel Picker Component in your solutions – this session opens with an overview of Microsoft Graph then dives into the Teams Channel Picker component that can display channels user is a member, find a channel and show members, and send a message to channel users.  Not only can you get data from Graph, but post data via Graph and optionally add a custom template experience.  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 – 7:01
  • D1:  Latest with Microsoft Graph connectors – Arvind Ravi (Microsoft) – 10:09
  • D2:  When to build Viva Connections Adaptive Card Extensions – Patrick Rodgers (Microsoft) | @mediocrebowler – 26:02
  • D3:  Microsoft Graph Toolkit – Using the Teams Channel Picker Component in your solutions – Sébastien Levert (Microsoft) | @sebastienlevert38:13



Additional resources around the covered topics and links from the slides.

  • PnP Weekly – Episode 150 (January 24th) with London, UK-based SharePoint developer architect and MVP, Anoop Tatti (Content+Cloud) | @anooptells | video | podcast


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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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