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Microsoft 365 PnP Weekly - Episode 176

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 Netherlands-based Daniel Laskewitz, Microsoft Senior Cloud Developer Advocate – Power Platform | @laskewitz

Topics discussed in this session

  • About joining Microsoft less than one month ago.
  • Can one be a Power Platform Developer without regarding Microsoft 365, Azure, Dynamics?
  • How do you see the evolution of low/no code capabilities in SharePoint, Office 365, Microsoft 365?
  • Is low/no code – enabling the mainstream information worker now?
  • How do pro devs, fusion developers truly benefit from what the Power Platform has to offer? Understand 2 concurrent movements, the selection of the right tool for the job, and avoiding the temptation to recreate SharePoint in a Power App!
  • Tips on joining Microsoft as a cloud developer advocate or any role in general.
  • How to prepare to interview for a Power Platform cloud advocate position.

Resources referenced during discussion

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

This week

  • Daniel – working on a workshop for Power Platform Conference that highlights a particular feature of the Power Platform along with work on custom connectors.
  • Waldek – shipped CLI for Microsoft 365 v5.7 today, refining plans for delivering other capabilities later this year and early next year, and on event materials development.
  • Vesa – released SPFx v1.16 (preview) today that leverages Microsoft Teams JS SDK v2 – blog post soon. Kicking off promotion of Viva Connections toolkit preview this week.

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 29, 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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