Microsoft 365 PnP – General Developer SIG recording – 15th of October, 2020

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Recording of the Microsoft 365 – General M365 development Special Interest Group (SIG) community call from October 15, 2020.

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.

Open-source project updates include PnP .NET Libraries:  PnP Framework / PnP Sites Core – nightly builds and Bug fix for adding app package via a PnP template, PnP Core SDK – ASP.Net Core sample using the ExternalAuthenticationProvider and User Custom Action model.  PnP Core SDK beta 1 released.  PnP PowerShell:  Classic / Windows Only – Added Register-PnPManagementShellAccess, Cross-Platform – nightly builds and added 41 new cmdlets syncing up with the SPO Management Shell.  PnP Modernization Scanner – v 2.18 adding improved workflow detection on list content types.  Yo Teams 2.16.0-preview 2 and preview 3 + Release v 2.16 in days.  Microsoft Graph Toolkit – v2.0-preview 3. One new Teams sample this week.  The host of this call was Vesa Juvonen @vesajuvonen.  Q&A takes place in chat throughout the call.

The next best thing to being there is being seen in there – this session’s Together Mode photo.


Demos delivered in this session

  1. Extending Microsoft Lists templates with View Formatting – Take the awesome new modern Microsoft List templates and extend them even further.   Specifically, Chris Kent shows 2 View Formatting samples (PnP extensions) – Employee onboarding and Issue Tracker that both deliver a tiles view – Onboarding Step cards and Planner cards.   Implement the view by copying the entire JSON sample file and pasting it in the list Format View’s properties pane.  Cards are editable.
  2. Microsoft Teams app template – New Employee Onboarding – New employee onboarding (NEO) solution that is a collaboration between SharePoint team’s new employee onboarding hub template in look book (including cost-effective content back-end and lists) and Teams NEO app front-end.  Onboarding is broken into a series of User Flows – that organize, remind, update, prompt, track, route, close tasks to efficiently deliver a structured and complete onboarding experience – day 1 to 90+.
  3. Power Automate with SharePoint On-Prem List to automate business processes – How it was done – Power Automate with SharePoint On-Prem List and a secure Cross Bank Access Request scenario delivered by a customer citizen developer.  Processes/Flows are defined in words and on an intake form.  The creator then steps through how she accounts for missing information, changes in bank personnel, nested conditions, and more, after which the Flows are created and methodically validated.

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Topics covered in this call

Additional resources around the covered topics and links from the slides

The next meeting is on October 29, 2020, see you there!

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 We also welcome community demos, if you are interested in doing a live demo in these calls!

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