Microsoft 365 & Power Platform Community Call - 30th of May, 2023

Microsoft 365 & Power Platform Community Call - 30th of May, 2023

Call summary

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

New this week


  • Introduction to Microsoft Syntex Repository Services – this new PaaS offering allows you to store and connect your custom application’s content in app storage containers within your tenant via Graph APIs. Similar to how Microsoft 365 apps store/access OneDrive and SharePoint content via Microsoft 365 App APIs. Understand why this new capability is relevant to you. Join the Private Preview and join this call next week (June 2nd) for a live demo.
  • Introducing Microsoft Viva Connections for Education – 85% of EDU app interaction happens via mobile phones. Viva Connections is mobile device optimized. Now all EDU Viva cards (assignments, courses, library loans, tuition loans, internships, etc.) are open source, GA to all EDU customers. Cards simplify resource access connect students and immediately deployable. See the latest cards, look at the samples, build actionable ACE cards for EDU. Future direction suggested.
  • Latest on using SPFx on building extensibility for SharePoint – an elemental review of core SharePoint capabilities to showcase how the platform retains its backward compatibility as the UX evolves. Core SharePoint elements are cards, web parts, extensions, app pages and more. GA extension options include Application customizer, Command set, Field customizer, Form Customizer and Search Query Modifier. Glimpse the new UX version of SharePoint Online announced earlier this month at Microsoft 365 Conference.

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

Agenda items

00:00 – Intro

09:47 – Latest updates – news across the Microsoft blogs – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen

11:36 – Together mode picture

12:50 – Demo - Introduction to Microsoft Syntex Repository Services – Marc Windl (Microsoft)

22:40 – Demo - Introducing Microsoft Viva Connections for Education – Jethro Seghers (Microsoft) | @jseghers

36:12 – Demo - Latest on using SPFx on building extensibility for SharePoint – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen

56:55 – Closing

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

Together Mode


The Gold Auditorium is fully booked today. Great! Thank you for joining once again on the call.


Demo references

  • Microsoft 365 & Power Platform community videos -
  • LinkedIn group for discussions and updates -
  • Open-source assets –
  • Unified Sample gallery -
  • Product sample galleries
  • One place for Open-source initiatives and samples -
  • Microsoft 365 & Power Platform community calls -
  • Community call agendas -
  • Request to Present -
  • Free E5 developer tenant -
  • Learn training modules -
  • Conversations - Microsoft 365 Developer Podcast –
  • Conversations - Microsoft 365 PnP Weekly
    • Video -
    • Podcast -
  • Conversations - Power Platform Connections –
  • Microsoft 365 & Power Platform sample gallery -
  • Learn how to get started in the open-source PnP community! –
  • Event – Microsoft 365 Conference – Las Vegas, May 2-4
  • Event – European Collaboration Summit 2023, Düsseldorf. May 24-26
  • Event – Microsoft 365 EduCon conferences – DC, Seattle, Chicago
  • Event – European Power Platform Conference, Dublin, June 20-22
  • Upcoming Community Events -
  • News – Microsoft 365 Developer Blog -
  • News – Teams Blog -
  • News – Microsoft Viva Blog -
  • News – Microsoft SharePoint Blog -
  • Teams Platform Updates -
  • Teams Toolkit Cloud Skills Challenge –
  • Teams Documents –
  • Teams Samples –
  • Teams Feedback –
  • Invite (ics) for the weekly Microsoft 365 & Power Platform call -
  • Feedback on this call -

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 - 30th of May 2023