Recording of the Microsoft 365 – General M365 development Special Interest Group (SIG) community call from February 18, 2021.

Recording at Microsoft 365 Community YouTube channel.

Call Summary

Latest news from Microsoft 365 engineering and updates on open-source projects: PnP .NET libraries, PnP PowerShell, modernization tooling, on yo Teams, on Microsoft Graph Toolkit, and on Microsoft Teams Samples.

Register now for March trainings on Sharing-is-caring.  Three new offerings announced – More than Code with VS Code, Maturity Model Practitioners, and First Time Presenter trainings.   Also coming in Spring 2021, more details on partner and customer extensibility options in Microsoft Viva Connections.  The latest project updates are called out.  Released PnP .NET Libraries PnP Framework v1.2.0 and prepping for v1.3.0 release along with PnP Core SDK Beta 3 followed by GA v1.0.0.   PnP PowerShell v1.3.0 released in addition to nightly builds.  yo Teams v3.0.1 released and Microsoft Graph Toolkit v2.1.0 is coming very soon.  The host of this call was Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) @vesajuvonen.  Q&A takes place in chat throughout the call.

Until we meet in person – perhaps at a real conference where some will complain about travel delays, all are looking comfy here in the cloud room!

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Microsoft Teams Development Samples:  (https://aka.ms/TeamsSampleBrowser)

Demos delivered in this session

  • Build your Microsoft Graph powered electron apps with Microsoft Graph Toolkit – the Electron provider capability secures the authentication necessary (via MSAL, SharePoint, Teams providers) for an app to call Graph APIs from the platform on which you are building with very little coding.  The demo shown pulls tasks from Microsoft TO DO and presence from Microsoft Graph and beautifully renders such.  Electron authentication will be in the MGT the last week of February.
  • Taking advantage of PnP SPFx controls for your Microsoft Teams solutionsin this demo, you will appreciate the Utilities script – functions that streamline development by enabling you to debug your SPFx web parts directly inside Teams.   This is brilliantly accomplished by appending debug parameters to the URL of the iFrame inside the embedded-page-container.   The js is executed in the console of the browser.   Using SPFx for Teams tabs means no back-end hosting or Azure set-up.
  • Run CLI for Microsoft 365 in Docker container –  the presenter – a PnP CLI maintainer, talks about how a Docker image is built, uploaded, and stored in Docker Hub.  Developers pull down the latest image using PowerShell.  Run CLI for Microsoft 365, PowerShell, and other tools inside the container to execute every step of a job inside the container.  As such, you need not install any of the required dependencies on your host machine.

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

Topics covered in this call

  • PnP.NET library updates – Bert Jansen (Microsoft) | @O365bert – 7:07
  • PnP PowerShell updates – Erwin van Hunen (Valo Intranet) | @erwinvanhunen – 9:26
  • yo Teams updates – Wictor Wilén (Avanade) @wictor 10:59
  • Microsoft Graph Toolkit updates – Beth Pan (Microsoft) | @beth_panx – 13:20
  • Microsoft Teams samples – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) @vesajuvonen – 14:53
  • Demo:  Build your Microsoft Graph powered electron apps with Microsoft Graph Toolkit – Amrutha Srinivasan (Microsoft) – 16:13
  • Demo:  Taking advantage of PnP SPFx controls for your Microsoft Teams solutions – Marcin Wojciechowski (Valo Intranet) | @mgwojciech – Slides26:22
  • Demo:  Run CLI for Microsoft 365 in Docker container – Garry Trinder (CPS) | @garrytrinder –  Slides40:59

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Upcoming Calls | Recurrent Invites:

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 http://aka.ms/m365pnp. We also welcome community demos, if you are interested in doing a live demo in these calls!

You can download recurrent invite from http://aka.ms/m365-dev-sig. 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 http://aka.ms/m365pnp.

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