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Recording of the Microsoft 365 – General M365 development Special Interest Group (SIG) community call from May 27, 2021.





Call Summary

Latest news from Microsoft 365 engineering and updates on open-source projects: PnP .NET libraries, PnP PowerShell, modernization tooling, on yo Teams, on Microsoft Graph Toolkit, and on Microsoft Teams Samples.


Join on the Viva Connections private preview!  The Microsoft Teams Toolkit v2 is now available!  Looking to get started with Microsoft Teams development? Don’t miss out our Teams samples gallery!  Check out the Microsoft 365 Extensibility look book gallery, and register now for June trainings on Sharing-is-caring.   Recent PnP project releases include – yo Teams generator-teams (apps generator) v3.1.0 GA, v3.2.0 Preview, yo teams-build-core (gulp tasks) v1.2.0 Preview, and Microsoft Graph Toolkit v2.2.0 GA along with insights into MGT vNext.



Open-source project status:


Project Current Version Release/Status
PnP .NET Libraries – PnP Framework v1.4.0 Prepping for v1.5.0 release week of May 31
PnP .NET Libraries – PnP Core SDK v1.1.0 Prepping for v1.2.0 release week of May 31
PnP PowerShell v1.5.0 (just added Cmdlets for Viva Connections and Syntex) Prepping for v1.6.0 (June)
Yo teams – generator-teams Released v3.1.0 GA, v3.2.0 Preview Preview with Viva Connections support
Yo teams – yoteams-build-core v1.1.0, v1.2.0 Preview  
Yo teams – msteams-react-base-component v3.1.0  
Microsoft Graph Toolkit (MGT) v2.2.0 GA  


Additionally, 2 new Teams samples were delivered in the last 2 weeks.  The host of this call was David Warner II (Catapult Systems) | @DavidWarnerII.   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.    

  • Register for Sharing is Caring Events:

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

    • Community Docs Session – May

    • PnP – SPFx Developer Workstation Setup – June 17th  

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

    • AMA (Ask Me Anything) – Microsoft Graph & MGT – June 8th

    • AMA (Ask Me Anything) – Microsoft Teams Dev – June

    • First Time Presenter – June 30th

    • More than Code with VSCode – May 27th, June 16th

    • Maturity Model Practitioners – June 15th

  • PnP Office Hours – 1:1 session – Register

  • PnP Buddy System – Request a Buddy

  • Download the recurrent invite for this call –

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


Microsoft Teams Development Samples:  (




Hello!  it’s always great to see everyone on the call today.  Thanks for participating. 


Demos delivered in this session

  • Getting started with HTWOO UI – Fluent Design in HTML and CSS – an open-source community driven Fluent UI driven framework that’s just HTML, CSS and a bit of JS.   Simple to use in the Microsoft 365 ecosystem, same branding as Fluent UI.   Complete component library – tables, typography, avatars, icons, dialogs and more.  Steps through HTWOO install – a npm package and 2 theme aware SPFx web parts.   Complete documentation and samples.

  • Gain your users attention with the Microsoft Teams Activity Feed API – send activity notifications from both apps that live outside Teams and others (like static tabs) inside Teams, to Teams tabs, bots, chat.   Uses the activity feed notification APIs in Microsoft Graph.  Presenter review types of metadata on messages, requirements for sending defined activity type notifications, app registration, consent, manifest, notifications settings in Teams, etc.  Then steps through the code for simple and advanced notifications. 

  • Deep linking from List Formatting to Power Automate solution – Integrate lists, list formatting and Power Apps.  Achieve similar look and feel using same SVG icons in lists and Power App.  Call for list data from a Power App.  Launch a Power App and send mail from within a list.  Color SVG icons using fill properties in Inkscape SVG Editor.  Showed using code from 2 samples in this demo.      


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


Topics covered in this call

  • PnP .NET library updates – Bert Jansen (Microsoft) @O365bert – 5:50

  • PnP PowerShell updates – Erwin van Hunen (Valo Intranet) @erwinvanhunen – 8:21

  • yo Teams updates – David Warner II (Catapult Systems) @DavidWarnerII 10:00

  • Microsoft Graph Toolkit updates – Nikola Metulev (Microsoft) | @metulev  10:31

  • Microsoft Teams Samples – David Warner II (Catapult Systems) @DavidWarnerII 13:38

  • Demo:  Getting started with HTWOO UI – Fluent Design in HTML and CSS – Stefan Bauer (N8D) | @StfBauer – 15:31

  • Demo:  Gain your users attention with the Microsoft Teams Activity Feed API – Thomas Gölles (Solvion) | @thomyg – 29:54

  • Demo:  Deep linking from List Formatting to Power Automate solution – Chris Kent (DMI) | @theChrisKent – 44:55 



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


General resources:


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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!


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Microsoft 365 PnP team, Microsoft – 28th of May 2021

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