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Microsoft 365 PnP – General Developer SIG recording – 4th of February, 2021

Recording of the Microsoft 365 – General M365 development Special Interest Group (SIG) community call from February 4, 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.

Announced today – Viva Connections a bundle of products to connect people, content, events.  For example – create Adaptive Cards with SPFx for any existing Teams app.  More details on Viva Connections in future calls.  Site Design & Office Hours calls happening weekly on the Sharing-is-Caring site.   Latest project releases include PnP .NET Libraries PnP Framework v1.0.0 and prepping for releases of PnP Framework v1.2.0 and PnP Core SDK GA.   PnP PowerShell v1.2.0 released and nightly build v.1.2.13.  yo Teams Preview v3.0.0 preview 3 released along with Microsoft Graph Toolkit v2.0.1.  Released 2 new/updated Microsoft Teams Samples.  The host of this call was Bert Jansen (Microsoft) @O365bert.  Q&A takes place in chat throughout the call.

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Demos delivered in this session

  • Preview of the Ask Away v2 – Teams app template – new capabilities enable Ask Away to work efficiently during meetings.  Crowdsource questions for your next Q&A, Collect questions live or in chat during meetings, upvote on questions and stack rank responses in real-time.   During demo, create a session, ask/answer questions, end session, view asked/answered questions from other sessions presented in pick list.   V2.0 is due to release later this month.
  • Building Microsoft Teams Apps with Blazor  it is not unreasonable to state there are challenges on building Teams apps with Blazor.   There is a fair amount of boilerplate code that needs to be written.  The presenter decided to write that boilerplate code found in the Blazorade Teams component library, in preview.  Now writing apps with Blazor is greatly simplified!  Step through the creation of a simple personal tab application created with Blazor.
  • SP Formatter – Enhanced SharePoint List Column formatting – customize your SharePoint Column or View Formatting JSON using full-featured editor instead of out-of-box.  Recently released OOB formatting looks very similar to SP Formatter, but wait, there are differences.  What’s new?  Live preview, IntelliSense and tool tips for styles and icons, replaceable tokens, context aware suggestions, resizable code workspace, and VS Code Integration Mode with the SP Formatter VSCode extension.

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

Topics covered in this call

  • PnP.NET library updates – Bert Jansen (Microsoft) | @O365bert – 6:02
  • PnP PowerShell updates – Erwin van Hunen (Valo Intranet) | @erwinvanhunen – 8:46
  • yo Teams updates – Bert Jansen (Microsoft) | @O365bert 11:09
  • Microsoft Graph Toolkit updates – Beth Pan (Microsoft) | @beth_panx –11:37
  • Microsoft Teams samples – Bob German (Microsoft) @Bob1German – 13:20
  • Demo:  Preview on the Ask Away v2 – Teams app template – Kiran Thomas (Microsoft) | @NotKiran – 15:35
  • Demo:  Building Microsoft Teams Apps with Blazor – Mika Berglund (Valtti) | @MikaBerglund – 26:32
  • Demo:  SP Formatter – Enhanced SharePoint List Column formatting – Sergei Sergeev (Mastaq) |@sergeev_srg – 43:59


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