Microsoft 365 Platform Community Call - 24th of January, 2023

Microsoft 365 Platform Community Call - 24th of January, 2023

Call summary

Welcome to the weekly call focused on capabilities of the Microsoft 365 platform. In this call, we highlight recently announced and key existing developer resources, news, community events and two demos.

New this week

  • Announcements
    • Samples – Microsoft 365 Unified Sample Solution Gallery - now with more than 1465 samples from Microsoft and community.
    • Agenda set for next Microsoft 365 platform call - Tuesday, January 31st, 8:00 am PT.
      • Latest news from Microsoft engineering on Microsoft 365 topics
        • Nancy Handa & Anshuman Gaur – Introduction to Microsoft Viva Home
        • Tomas Chladek – Introduction to Azure Communication Services
  • News
  • Conversations
    • Microsoft 365 Developer Podcast - Update on development with new Outlook for Windows with Ashima Mathur and Juan Balmori Labra (January 22nd) | podcast
    • Microsoft 365 Developer Podcast - Partner Showcase: Rencore Governance with Mattias Einig, CEO of Rencore and longtime Microsoft MVP (January 17th)| podcast
    • Microsoft 365 PnP Weekly – Episode 194 (January 23rd) with US-based Developer, Speaker, Podcaster, Group Manager, Modern Workplace Architect, Microsoft MVP - Mark Rackley (Avanade) | @mrackley | video | podcast


  • Roadmap updates on SPFx for Microsoft Viva, Microsoft Teams, and more – meet the 36-member Team focused on the evolution of SPFx, quickly review what’s available in v1.16, then deep dive into what may be shipped in v1.17, i.e., Adaptive Cards v1.5 schema support for Viva ACE Cards, bump to Teams manifest v1.13 and more, more. Hear about aspirations beyond v.1.17 like Bot driven ACEs, notifications in Viva Connections, move Cache APIs to GA and still more!
  • Creating Viva Connections SPFx ACE with geo-location capabilities – create a SPFx ACE with the Primary Text Card template that uses the geo location capabilities in Viva Connections. Scenario - campus shuttle service. The ACE is for shuttle diver with mobile device. Book a trip, indicate travel status – on route, pick up, drop off. All details stored in a SharePoint list. Push and Pop QuickView Card (activities) in stack. Exercise 3, Viva Connections learn module.

The host of this call was Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen. Q&A takes place in chat throughout the call.

Agenda items

00:00 – Intro

07:28 – Latest updates and news on the Microsoft 365 platform – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen

08:13 – Together mode picture

09:40 – Demo - Roadmap updates on SPFx for Microsoft Viva, Microsoft Teams, and more – Luca Bandinelli (Microsoft)

35:19 – Demo - Creating Viva Connections SPFx ACE with geo-location capabilities – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen & Andrew Connell (Voitanos) @andrewconnell

55:46 – Closing

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

Together Mode


Thank you everyone for being in the Community. Awesome to have you here in the call and photo today.


Demo references

General resources

Upcoming Calls | Recurrent Invites

Microsoft 365 Platform community call focuses on latest Microsoft 365 Platform updates and demos delivered by Microsoft presenters and takes place weekly on Tuesday. The alternating Special Interest Group community calls each Thursday focus on SharePoint Framework (client-side development/implementation) and Microsoft 365 Platform (includes Microsoft Teams, Bots, Microsoft Graph, CSOM, REST, site provisioning, PnP PowerShell, PnP Sites Core, Site Designs, Power Automate, PowerApps, Column Formatting, list formatting, etc. topics.) with demos commonly delivered by community members.

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