Microsoft Teams Community Call - June 2021

Microsoft Teams Community Call - June 2021

Call summary

Latest news from Microsoft engineering on Microsoft Teams updates and community assets.

It’s time for summer break and for upcoming changes to community call cadence.  Sign up for June trainings on Sharing-is-caring.   See the new Microsoft 365 Extensibility look book gallery co-developed by Microsoft Teams and SharePoint engineering.   Visit the Microsoft Teams samples gallery to get started with Microsoft Teams development.  Build your Teams apps fast with yo teams – go to PnP Teams Quickstart.  Build 2021 – latest news on the Microsoft Teams platform and integrations including:  Shared stage, Together Mode, Fluid components, Adaptive Cards, Microsoft Teams Toolkit and Developer Portal.   The host of this call was Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen.  Q&A takes place in chat throughout the call


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Microsoft Teams Development Samples:

  • Your community is looking for Samples!  Please share your good work  


Demos delivered in this session

  • Kudos App sample using Teams Activity Feed API in Microsoft Graph – showcases how to build a solution leveraging the Teams Activity Feed API for sending notifications to selected users.  See how activities (notifications) are gated in the manifest.  Create a Kudos app (100 lines code) with appropriate Graph services permissions, layout UI using Fluent UI components, add out-of-box controls from Microsoft Graph Toolkit.  Activity feed is now a fully supported workload.    

  • Building a digital asset / document repository management app for Microsoft Teams – Document manager – an asset management system sample app that makes use of Teams platform capabilities to simplify searching, retrieving, sharing, contributing, and governing assets.  Uses messaging extensions to find documents, task module to upload documents, Graph APIs, and creates awareness of / gains approvals on assets leveraging user specific views in Adaptive Cards.  Stores documents awaiting approval in staging folder in library. 

  • Introduction to Microsoft Teams Toolkit v2 – helps developers create and deploy Teams apps with integrated Identity, access to cloud storage, data from Microsoft Graph, and other services in Azure and M365 with a “zero-configuration” approach (single-line statements and no side trips to Azure and ADD) to the developer experience.  Efficiently configures front-end, back-end, bot at same time.   Simplifies creating proof-of-concepts!    Get the toolkit through the Extensions Marketplace in VS Code. 


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



Topics covered in this call

  • News and updates - Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen - 3:11

  • Build 2021 Recap on Microsoft Teams platform announcements - 9:15

  • Demo:  Kudos App sample using Teams Activity Feed API in Microsoft Graph – Sébastien Levert (Microsoft) | sebastienlevert - 15:39

  • Demo:  Building a digital asset / document repository management app for Microsoft Teams – Sathya Raveendran (Microsoft) & Arun Kumar Anaparthi (Zen3 Infosolutions) - 30:38

  • Demo:  Introduction to Microsoft Teams Toolkit v2 – Zhenya Savchenko (Microsoft) - 45:27



Additional resources around the covered topics and links from the slides.


General resources

Upcoming Calls | Recurrent Invites



Microsoft Teams monthly community calls are targeted at anyone who’s interested in Microsoft Teams development topics. This includes Microsoft Teams, Bots, App templates, Samples, and more.  Details on the Microsoft 365 community from We also welcome community demos, if you are interested in doing a live demo in these calls!


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Microsoft 365 PnP team, Microsoft - 16th of June 2021