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Recording of the Microsoft 365 – General M365 development Special Interest Group (SIG) community call from June 10, 2021.





Call Summary

Summer break and community call schedule updates reviewed. You are invited to join the Viva Connections private preview!   Preview the new Microsoft 365 Extensibility look book gallery.  Looking to get started with Microsoft Teams development?  Don’t miss out our Teams samples gallery, and the new Microsoft 365 tenant – script samples gallery – scripts for PowerShell and CLIs.  Sign up and attend one of a growing list of events hosted by Sharing is Caring this month.   Check out the new PnP Teams Quickstart


Recent PnP project releases include:  PnP Core SDK v1.2.0 GA, PnP Framework v1.5.0 GA, PnP PowerShell v1.6.0 GA, Yo teams – generator-teams v3.2.0 GA, yoteams-build-core V1.2.0 GA + v1.2.1 Preview, yoteams-deploy v1.0.0 GA and finally component updates to Microsoft Graph Toolkit (MGT) v.2.2.0 GA.   


Open-source project status:  (Bold indicates new this call)


Project Current Version Release/Status
PnP .NET Libraries – PnP Framework v1.5.0 GA Version 1.6.0 – Summer 2021
PnP .NET Libraries – PnP Core SDK v1.2.0 GA Version 1.3.0 – Summer 2021
PnP PowerShell v1.6.0  GA  
Yo teams – generator-teams v3.2.0 GA  
Yo teams – yoteams-build-core v1.2.0 GA, v1.2.1 Preview  
Yo teams – yoteams-deploy v1.1.0 GA  
Yo teams – msteams-react-base-component v3.1.0  
Microsoft Graph Toolkit (MGT) v2.2.0 GA Regular component updates


Additionally, 1 new Teams samples were delivered in the last 2 weeks.  The host of this call was Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) |@vesajuvonen.  Q&A takes place in chat throughout the call.





  • Join on the Viva Connections private preview! |

  • Feedback wanted:  Regarding PnP PowerShell – “What if we did not return classic CSOM objects from the cmdlets?”  Comments to:  @erwinvanhunen.    

  • Save the date to the Microsoft Teams monthly community call on the 15th of June @ 8 AM PT |  

  • Register for Sharing is Caring Events:

    • First Time Contributor Session – June 29th (EMEA, APAC & US friendly times available)

    • Community Docs Session – June 23rd  

    • PnP – SPFx Developer Workstation Setup – June 17th  

    • PnP SPFx Samples – Solving SPFx version differences using Node Version Manager – June 24th

    • Ask Me Anything – Teams Dev – July

    • First Time Presenter – June 30th

    • More than Code with VSCode – June 16th

    • Maturity Model Practitioners – June 15th

    • PnP Office Hours – 1:1 session – Register

  • Download the recurrent invite for this call –

  • Call attention to your great work by using the #PnPWeekly on Twitter.


Microsoft Teams Development Samples:  (




Thank you for joining for today’s PnP Community call.   The auditorium was packed.   


Demos delivered in this session

  • Remote Event Receiver Manager solution in SPFx for managing list events

    A very simple web part that lets users view, add and delete remote event receivers in lists.   Review what is a Remote Event Receiver, Strengths and Weaknesses, and when/not to consider using Power Automate to accomplish task.   Use the sample to quickly identify Event Receivers in lists across a tenant without having to connect to PowerShell or go to a REST API.

  • Preview on list formatting demo site template – as an alternative to going to GitHub to pull samples, the Community team is experimenting with an additional layout option – List Formatting Sample Showcase pages that display fully functional samples Power Users can manipulate, drill in to view/customize data, and get additional details in GitHub – from within a browser!   You may even adopt this formatting in your own tenant.  Available soon. 

  • Getting started on using Time Clock Microsoft Graph APIs to clock in and out of a shift – the time tracking component (Time Clock APIs) in the Teams Shifts Application provides clock in / out, timesheet edit and more capabilities that auto-syncs to Payroll / T&A apps like Cronos, Workday, ADP, Ceridian SAP.  Call the APIs to integrate with your customer’s payroll and T&A systems using Time Clock APIs (beta).  Supports CRUD operations and WebHooks.  Request handling guidance in the documentation.


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


Topics covered in this call

  • PnP .NET library updates – Bert Jansen (Microsoft) | @O365bert – 10:31

  • PnP PowerShell updates – Erwin van Hunen (Valo Intranet) | @erwinvanhunen – 12:59

  • yo Teams updates – Wictor Wilén (Avanade) | @wictor 14:23

  • Microsoft Graph Toolkit updates – Beth Pan (Microsoft) | @beth_panx  16:42

  • Microsoft Teams Samples – Bob German (Microsoft) | @Bob1German 18:22

  • Demo:  Remote Event Receiver Manager solution in SPFx for managing list events – Dan Toft (Evobis ApS) | @tanddant – 20:22

  • Demo:  Preview on list formatting demo site template – Chris Kent (DMI) | @theChrisKent – 31:32

  • Demo:  Getting started on using Time Clock Microsoft Graph APIs to clock in and out of a shift – Aarthi Kumar (Microsoft)  41:20 



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


General resources:


Upcoming Calls | Recurrent Invites:



General Microsoft 365 Dev Special Interest Group bi-weekly calls are targeted at anyone who’s interested in the general Microsoft 365 development topics. This includes Microsoft Teams, Bots, Microsoft Graph, CSOM, REST, site provisioning, PnP PowerShell, PnP Sites Core, Site Designs, Microsoft Flow, PowerApps, Column Formatting, list formatting, etc. topics. 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!


You can download recurrent invite from Welcome and join in the discussion. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, feel free to provide your input as comments to this post as well. More details on the Microsoft 365 community and options to get involved are available from


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Microsoft 365 PnP team, Microsoft – 11th of June 2021

Brought to you by Dr. Ware, Microsoft Office 365 Silver Partner, Charleston SC.