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Microsoft 365 PnP Weekly - Episode 175

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 Redmond-based Principal Software Engineer for Microsoft Graph - Gavin Barron (Microsoft) | @gavinbarron

Topics discussed in this session

  • Reflections on the recent transition from ISV/MVP to Microsoft Corporate employee.
  • Observations on cultural differences between living in US and New Zealand.
  • Thoughts on working in a matrixed global organization.
  • Deciding about working in a software engineering vs a PM role.
  • What does a principal software engineer do for a living and more specifically on the Microsoft Graph Team?
  • About the Dev interview at Microsoft and 3-5 preparation tips for interviewing at Microsoft.
  • Vincent Biret’s article on PM vs Software engineer role.

Also, we showcased 15 articles/videos published by Microsoft and the PnP Community in the last week.

This week

  • Gavin – diligently working on Microsoft Graph Toolkit v3.0 release with latest Fluent UI alignment along with a release on the v2 branch later this month. Follow developments at aka.ms/mgt.
  • Waldek – planning and finalizing plans. Delivering session on extending list forms using SharePoint Framework (SPFx) on Thursday and continued work on presentations and demos for upcoming conferences.
  • Vesa – community related discussions, prepping the SPFx 1.16 preview and Microsoft Teams JS SDK v2 update in SFFx.

Action requested

Thinking like a Principal Software Engineer, should we have the capability (related to Power Apps article discussed in this session) to auto-generate code for Microsoft Teams apps, SharePoint Framework applications, etc.? Will you relate to us a scenario for integrating SPFx and Power Apps? In what cases would you think about writing Power Apps components for SPFx? Please get back to us.

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, August 22, 2022.

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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

Community articles

Additional resources

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