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Microsoft 365 PnP – General Developer SIG recording – 3rd of September, 2020

Recording of the Microsoft 365 – General M365 development Special Interest Group (SIG) community call from September 3, 2020.

Call Summary

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

PnP Virtual conference earlier this week was a huge success and we will do it again, perhaps quarterly.   Expect September project releases for – PnP CSOM, PnP PowerShell and Page Transformation in the next week.  Yo teams v-3.0 alpha to be released later in September.   Future enhancements for all projects are called out in session.   Mark your calendar – 8:00 am, September 8, SharePoint Monthly community call.  Feature topic:  Intelligent Intranet digital experience and solution enabler refresh.  The host of this call was Vesa Juvonen.  Q&A takes place in chat throughout the call.

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Demos delivered in this session

  1. Microsoft Teams app template – Staff Check-ins – is a Power App based Teams app that provides a simple workflow where staff can check-in with a photo, location, and other details directly from within Microsoft Teams.  The solution brings together capabilities of Teams, PowerApps, Adaptive Cards, Power Automate, and of users’ mobile devices.  Staff may receive reminders, supervisors  check-in details as occur or in roll-up report.
  2. Creating Power Automate approvals with reminders in SharePoint – Open and Run Flows right in SharePoint.  Request approvals on list items or documents.  Add approval reminders (month, week, day, minute) to drive timely approval completion.  Collect approval transaction time stamps, approval results and comments.  Render approval status in formatted table.  Mail content list item submitter when submission was approved/rejected.
  3. Build Microsoft Graph integrated bots using Bot Framework Composer – Bot Framework Composer is a new open-source tool that allows ITPros and Citizen Developers to build a Help Bot that accesses information from ADD and To Do via Microsoft Graph and renders results using Adaptive Cards.  One tool/environment to create dialogs, triggers, actions, etc. with little to no code.   The Help Bot in this demo can Show Profile, Add task, View Tasks.

Topics covered in this call

  • General community news – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen – 3:53
  • PnP CSOM Core library updates – Bert Jansen (Microsoft) | @O365bert – 6:55
  • PnP PowerShell updates – Bert Jansen (Microsoft) | @O365bert – 9:19
  • Modernization tooling updates – Bert Jansen (Microsoft) | @O365bert – 9:49
  • yo Teams updates – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen 10:58
  • Demo:  Microsoft Teams app template – Staff Check-ins | Kiran Thomas (Microsoft) | @NotKiran – 13:40
  • Demo:  Creating Power Automate approvals with reminders in SharePoint | Chakkaradeep (Chaks) Chandran (Microsoft) | @chakkaradeep – 25:23
  • Demo: Build Microsoft Graph integrated bots using Bot Framework Composer | Stephan Bisser (Solvion) | @stephanbisser – 44:42

Additional resources around the covered topics and links from the slides

Next Meeting is September 17, 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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