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Microsoft 365 PnP Weekly - Episode 106 - 23rd of November 2020

Microsoft 365 PnP Weekly - Episode 106 - 23rd of November 2020

November 24, 2020

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 Business Apps MVP Serge Luca (a.k.a., Dr. Flow) (Power Platform Associates) | @sergeluca.  Discussed in this session – Serge’s interest in Power Platform, growth in the number of available connectors - application integration, and data storage options.  As well, called out is the need for more developer focused patterns and practices.   

Regarding data storage, the group more-or-less defined a decision tree.   There is product - CDS (free or paid), SQL/Azure, SharePoint, or Hybrid and  there are other considerations - licensing, app types, security/permission requirements, data storage costs, and database management.   Finally, Serge gives viewers a quick tour of the workflow companion tool he has been developing called BPM.

This episode was recorded on Monday, November 23, 2020.

These videos and podcasts are published each week and are intended to be roughly 45 - 60 minutes in length.  Please do give us feedback on this video and podcast series and also do let us know if you have done something cool/useful so that we can cover that in the next weekly summary! The easiest way to let us know is to share your work on Twitter and add the hashtag #PnPWeekly. We are always on the lookout for refreshingly new content. “Sharing is caring!

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Microsoft 365 Patterns and Practice - 24th of November 2020

Microsoft 365 PnP Weekly - Episode 105 - 16th of November 2020

Microsoft 365 PnP Weekly - Episode 105 - 16th of November 2020

November 17, 2020

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 Alistair Pugin (Tangent Solutions) | @AlistairPugin – Head of Cloud Services based in South Africa.   Since hearing about SharePoint Syntex recently during the monthly SharePoint Community call – November 2020, gain additional insights and perspective on Syntex during this call.   Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is dead, long live content services.   Syntex is ECM2.0.  What Power BI does for Structured Data, Cortex does for unstructured data.  Intelligence is built into unstructured data, now access it.    Also discussed:  Hybrid is an end state.  The intelligent intranet now supersized with Cortex, how AI supports Syntex and Teams is the centralized access point to everything.

This episode was recorded on Monday, November 16, 2020.

These videos and podcasts are published each week and are intended to be roughly 45 - 60 minutes in length.  Please do give us feedback on this video and podcast series and also do let us know if you have done something cool/useful so that we can cover that in the next weekly summary! The easiest way to let us know is to share your work on Twitter and add the hashtag #PnPWeekly. We are always on the lookout for refreshingly new content. “Sharing is caring!

Here are all the links and people mentioned in this recording. Thanks, everyone for your contributions to the community!

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Microsoft 365 Patterns and Practice - 17th of November 2020

PnP Weekly - Episode 104 - 9th of November 2020

PnP Weekly - Episode 104 - 9th of November 2020

November 10, 2020

In this installment of the weekly discussion revolving around the latest news and topics on Microsoft 365, host – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen is joined by Cameron Dwyer (OnePlace Solutions) | @CameronDwyer - CTO and Office Development MVP at OnePlace Solutions, located in Sydney, Australia.  Differences between the ISV – SAAS product developer and the Corporate Developer are considered during this session. 

Topics broached include the selection of tools and methods for UX dev layer, API layer, discovery with Microsoft Graph, real web components, authentication and identity across workloads, and more.   Insights and challenges when moving from consulting to products and from product license management to a subscription-based model were shared.   Why should partners consider the Microsoft 365 ecosystem?  Pretty clear reasons are called out in this episode.   Twelve recently released articles and videos from Microsoft and the PnP Community are highlighted in this session as well.  

This episode was recorded on Monday, November 9, 2020.

These videos and podcasts are published each week and are intended to be roughly 45 - 60 minutes in length.  Please do give us feedback on this video and podcast series and also do let us know if you have done something cool/useful so that we can cover that in the next weekly summary! The easiest way to let us know is to share your work on Twitter and add the hashtag #PnPWeekly. We are always on the lookout for refreshingly new content. “Sharing is caring!

Here are all the links and people mentioned in this recording. Thanks, everyone for your contributions to the community!

Microsoft articles:

Community articles:

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If you’d like to hear from a specific community member in an upcoming recording and/or have specific questions for Microsoft 365 engineering or visitors – please let us know. We will do our best to address your requests or questions.

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Microsoft 365 Patterns and Practices Team - 10th of November 2020

PnP Weekly - Episode 103 - 2nd of November 2020

PnP Weekly - Episode 103 - 2nd of November 2020

November 3, 2020

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 Darrel Miller (Microsoft) | @darrel_miller, Developer, Evangelist, and API Architect on the Microsoft Graph (Developer Experience) team.  The team that creates developer tooling - Graph Explorer, Graph SDK, Documentation, and the API Review Board that helps other M365 teams (approx. 50) expose (with consistency) their APIs in Microsoft Graph. 

Discussion on challenges getting developers to use the APIs, the _v2 property, evolution of the SDK, Microsoft Identity Web.MicrosoftGraph, auto-generated code, API surface quality control, and the Graph “no breaking change policy.”   Microsoft Graph’s fundamental mission is making life easier for developers by rigorously coordinating consistency, non-duplication, and usage of the API surface by both Microsoft and partner developers.  Coverage on 17 recently released articles and videos from Microsoft and the PnP Community are highlighted as well.  This episode was recorded on Monday, November 2, 2020.

This episode was recorded on Monday, November 2, 2020.

These videos and podcasts are published each week and are intended to be roughly 45 - 60 minutes in length.  Please do give us feedback on this video and podcast series and also do let us know if you have done something cool/useful so that we can cover that in the next weekly summary! The easiest way to let us know is to share your work on Twitter and add the hashtag #PnPWeekly. We are always on the lookout for refreshingly new content. “Sharing is caring!

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:

If you’d like to hear from a specific community member in an upcoming recording and/or have specific questions for Microsoft 365 engineering or visitors – please let us know. We will do our best to address your requests or questions.

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Microsoft 365 Patterns and Practices Team - 3rd of November 2020

PnP Weekly - Episode 102 - 26th of October 2020

PnP Weekly - Episode 102 - 26th of October 2020

October 27, 2020

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 veteran (6 months) Cloud Developer Advocate focused on Microsoft Teams - Tomomi Imura (Microsoft) | @girlie_mac.   Tomomi actually has been working as a developer advocate for years.   Now she is focused on learning the Microsoft product line in order to help others learn the product line.   

Discussion about competitive products and why it’s important to explain the capabilities of a product – the use scenario, in a way that conveys what’s possible to help the customer bridge the gap between business needs and technology capabilities.   Presently, the crew is quite busy with triage, updates, consolidations, simplifications, etc.  In response to how to explain the Microsoft 365 platform opportunity to partners, start with product integration, data locality, a single set of APIs, market size, support, and assistance landing apps. 

Finally, hear about Tomomi’s Technology Doodles!   A big week of publishing - 21 recently released articles and videos from Microsoft and the PnP Community are highlighted as well.  As always, if you need help on an issue, want to share a discovery, or just want to say: “Job well done”, please reach out to Vesa, to Waldek, or to your PnP Community.

This episode was recorded on Monday, October 26, 2020.

These videos and podcasts are published each week and are intended to be roughly 45 - 60 minutes in length.  Please do give us feedback on this video and podcast series and also do let us know if you have done something cool/useful so that we can cover that in the next weekly summary! The easiest way to let us know is to share your work on Twitter and add the hashtag #PnPWeekly. We are always on the lookout for refreshingly new content. “Sharing is caring!

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:

If you’d like to hear from a specific community member in an upcoming recording and/or have specific questions for Microsoft 365 engineering or visitors – please let us know. We will do our best to address your requests or questions.

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Microsoft 365 Patterns and Practices Team - 27th of October 2020

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