Microsoft 365 Platform Community Call - 31st of January, 2023

Microsoft 365 Platform Community Call - 31st 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


  • Introduction to Microsoft Viva Home experience – latest details for Viva Connections on desktop Viva Home, in targeted release. Broad overview on current Viva Connections experience – app in Teams with mobile and desktop experiences. Updated Connections desktop with new default home experience. Deep-dive into Viva Home – Desktop and Mobile. See branding, feeds, card templates. Easy for Admins to maintain and create content. Extensibility options and resources. Start with Dashboard and optionally add homesite.
  • Introduction to Azure Communication Services – today’s focus: Build a custom app to chat and call with people in Microsoft Teams meeting. Tools to integrate communication – Microsoft Graph API, Azure Communications Services (ACS) and Microsoft Teams. Overview on ACS services for communicating with any product. Demo – load ACS in Azure Portal, create/configure a new resource that enables authorized user to initiate call, and finally join the meeting.

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

Agenda items

00:00 – Intro

07:35 – Latest updates and news on the Microsoft 365 platform – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen

08:39 – Microsoft Teams Platform updates – Wajeed Shaikh (Microsoft) | @Wajeed_Shaikh

10:08 – Together mode picture

11:31 – Demo - Introduction to Microsoft Viva Home experience – Tejas Mehta (Microsoft) | @tpmehta, Anshuman Gaur (Microsoft) | @_AnshumanGaur & Luca Bandinelli (Microsoft)

33:21 – Demo - Introduction to Azure Communication Services – Tomas Chladek (Microsoft) | @tomaschladek2

46:36 – Closing

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

Together Mode


A lot of familiar faces on the screen. Thanks everybody for joining, really cool to have you on the call 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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Microsoft 365 Platform Community team, Microsoft - 31st of January 2023