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Microsoft 365 PnP – General Developer SIG recording – 1st of October, 2020

Recording of the Microsoft 365 – General M365 development Special Interest Group (SIG) community call from October 1, 2020.

Call Summary

Latest news from Microsoft 365 & SharePoint engineering and updates on open-source projects: PnP CSOM Core extension, PnP PowerShell, modernization tooling, on yo teams and on Microsoft Graph Toolkit.

Today – Preview 3 of the PnP Core SDK was published!   Microsoft Graph Toolkit v2.0 preview is now available as well.  From here on, updates on Microsoft Graph Toolkit will be delivered during this PnP General SIG call.  Since this is the 1st of the month, October releases are not yet released.  The monthly releases will be delivered ahead of the next SIG call.  For PnP Sites Core: .Net standard preview version will be delivered as part of the October release.  One new Microsoft Teams sample – Content Explorer, was released in the past two weeks.  It was decided during this call that there was not enough time for the 3rd scheduled demo, so the demo “Introduction to New Employee Onboarding Hub in the Look Book site”, has been rescheduled to October 29.   The host of this call was Vesa Juvonen @vesajuvonen.  Q&A takes place in chat throughout the call.

Camaraderie is clear in this week’s Together Mode photo.


Demos delivered in this session

  1. Getting started with Microsoft Graph Toolkit – in this demo start by creating a basic html page then incorporate Microsoft Graph Toolkit (MGT) components into it.   All components are found at the – Microsoft Graph Toolkit Playground site – an environment to view, build/customize objects, test components and access reference documentation.   Now Toolkit Components can be accessed directly from Graph Explorer.   Shows using simple components to build complex solutions.
  2. Introduction to Building Access Microsoft Teams app template – this app template is built on Power Apps, Power Automate and SharePoint.  Seamless Teams integration is a given.  The template actually includes 3 apps – Building Admin, Building Security, and Building Access.  Additionally, user activity is summarized in a Power BI dashboard.  Step through creating a facility access request and approval, creating occupancy thresholds, defining eligibility questions and other configuration.

Microsoft Teams Development Samples:  (

  • Content Explorer – Jose Larios and Noorez Khamis

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

Topics covered in this call

  • General community news – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen – 4:41
  • PnP CSOM Core library updates – Bert Jansen (Microsoft) | @O365bert – 5:55
  • PnP PowerShell updates – Erwin van Hunen (Valo Intranet) @erwinvanhunen – 6:55
  • yo Teams updates – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen 8:04
  • Microsoft Graph Toolkit updates – Beth Pan (Microsoft) | @beth_panx – 8:54
  • Microsoft Teams samples – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen – 10:33
  • Demo:  Getting started with Microsoft Graph Toolkit – Beth Pan (Microsoft) | @beth_panx – 13:33
  • Demo:  Introduction to Building Access Microsoft Teams app template – Pawan Gulati (Microsoft) | @pawangulati – 33:19

Additional resources around the covered topics and links from the slides

Next Meeting is October 15, 2020, see you there!

General Microsoft 365 Dev Special Interest Group bi-weekly calls are targeted for 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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