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Microsoft 365 PnP Weekly - Episode 166

In this installment of the weekly discussion revolving around the latest news and topics on Microsoft 365, hosts – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen, Waldek Mastykarz (Microsoft) | @waldekm are joined by US-based Principal PM Lead – DevDiv – VS extensions Pierce Boggan (Microsoft) | @pierceboggan.

Topics discussed in this session

  • Career journey from school to Software Developer at start-up Xamarin, to Microsoft.
  • Moving into a people manager role (lead) – requires right mental mindset before stepping into role.
  • The DevDiv or informally the Client App Innovation team’s role within Microsoft is partnering with all Microsoft 365 orgs on creating awesome experiences for developers - make developers successful.
  • How apps are being built have changed dramatically in recent years. The focus is on blending the best parts of pro code and low code for optimal developer/citizen developer experiences.
  • Advice:
    • Value the newcomer’s perspective.
    • Be intentional - discover a new technology, learn something new, share observations and make a new friend in the process.
    • Use the same product your customer is using and personally experience the pain and delight working with the product.
    • Mentor and be mentored.
    • Enjoy and enthusiastically crave learning and growing.
  • Why create apps with Teams Toolkit? 1) It exposes you to the right content at the time, 2) It has a really fast inner dev loop and 3) It has a stated way to do cloud development including ease of adding Microsoft 365 and Azure Cloud resources to your project using Bicep to deploy and manage Azure resources.
  • Announced 3 new features in Teams Toolkit that will be announced at Microsoft Build 2022
    • Scenario driven development templates – for notification and command & response style bots. (Preview now)
    • Integration with other Microsoft 365 services. Build for Teams, Outlook and Office using the Teams Toolkit. F5 to Outlook and F5 to Office experiences now. (Preview now)
    • Integrated Tunneling (Preview soon) yet another integrated F5 experience.
  • Attend Microsoft Build May 24–26, 2022, and frequent the Microsoft 365 Developer Blog for late breaking announcements.
  • Documentation - Teams Toolkit for Visual Studio

Also, we showcased 13 articles/videos published by Microsoft and the PnP Community in the last week.

This week

  • Waldek – during the May 17 Microsoft 365 Platform community call Paolo Pialorsi and Waldek will be showing off a Microsoft 365 app made accessible to employees with Viva Connections. Always focused on building and releasing new features for CLI for Microsoft 365.
  • Vesa – community calls and coordination, SPFx v1.15 preview update this week, evaluating deprecations for older SharePoint components, and Microsoft Build

Please remember to keep on providing us feedback on how we can help on this journey. We always welcome feedback on making the community more inclusive and diverse.

This session was recorded on Monday, May 16, 2022. Enjoy the show.

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Here are all the links and people mentioned in this recording. Thanks, everyone for your contributions to the community!

Microsoft articles

Events

Community articles

Additional resources

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