Nov 12
[AO365UG] Adelaide Office 365 User Group – November 2021 Newsletter

Greetings and Salutations,

Thank you for everyone who attended last month’s meeting and a big thank you to Andrew Ly for his presentation “What’s new in Dynamics 365 / Power Platform 2021 Release Wave 2”.

At this month’s Adelaide Office 365 User Group meeting, we have a double session, firstly we have Dan Holme from Microsoft who will be presenting on “Connect and engage people with Viva Connections, SharePoint news and Yammer communities. Dan currently leads the product team innovating employee engagement capabilities integrating Yammer, Outlook, and Microsoft Teams at Microsoft seattle.

After Dan Holme’s session, we have Microsoft MVP Cameron Dwyer who will be presenting a deep dive technical session on “Building apps with the Microsoft Graph Toolkit”, more details about both sessions are below.

You can register for next month’s double meeting at: - Webinar Direct Link (Microsoft Teams) – Here

We will be using the new Microsoft Teams Webinar feature for our meetings, If you have any feedback on your experience, please feel free to share it with me as I want to know that its working for attendees.

See you at next month’s User Group meeting!

-Adelaide Office 365 User Group Team

November Meeting Details

You can register for next month’s meeting at:

The agenda for next month’s activities are:

  • 3:00 PM – Login, Arrive, Relax, General chit-chat and networking!
  • 3:15 PM – Welcome, Introductions, Australian Computer Society & Microsoft Ignite / Office 365 Recap – Daniel Brown
  • 3:30 PM – Connect and engage people with Viva Connections, SharePoint news and Yammer communities – Dan Holme (MSFT)

To create an effective, hybrid workplace, organizations must build culture, align people, foster wellbeing, and drive innovative thinking by connecting and engaging people from wherever they work. Learn how Microsoft Viva Connections leverages your investments in Microsoft 365 to deliver an inclusive employee experience integrated into Microsoft Teams. This session will explore Viva Connections across web, desktop, and mobile, and the foundational capabilities of your SharePoint home site and news, and the conversations and announcements in your Yammer communities.

With a career spanning more than 25 years, Dan Holme, a graduate of Yale and Thunderbird, has earned a reputation as one of the world’s most respected consultants, authors, thought leaders, and experts on Microsoft technologies. Dan currently leads the product team innovating employee engagement capabilities integrating Yammer, Outlook, and Microsoft Teams. Previously, he led product marketing teams that launched new and reimagined products including SharePoint, OneDrive, Yammer, Microsoft Stream, SharePoint Syntex and Project Cortex. Dan brings a customer-centric perspective from two decades consulting Fortune 500 organizations, during which time he served as the Microsoft Technologies Consultant for NBC for the broadcast of the Olympics in Rio, Sochi, London, Vancouver, Beijing and Torino. Follow Dan to learn more.

  • 4:15 PM – Building apps with the Microsoft Graph Toolkit - Cameron Dwyer (MVP)

The Microsoft Graph Toolkit is allowing Graph powered apps to be created incredibly quickly. The toolkit is the latest and most abstracted of the development technologies when working with Graph data. This session will take you on a lap of what the Graph Toolkit is, the components it contains, and how to use them. Importantly we will discuss the Graph Toolkit in context of the Graph SDK and Graph API to gain a clear understanding of when to use the Graph Toolkit and what it uniquely offers. Leave this session knowing what the Microsoft Graph is and how to write your first Graph powered web app using the Microsoft Graph Toolkit. Basic knowledge of HTML is all that's required to get the most from this session.

  • Learn how to use Graph data in web applications faster than ever before.
  • Learn how to handle user login, authentication, and authorization in 3 lines of code!
  • Learn how (and when) to combine the Graph Toolkit and Graph SDK in a single application

Cameron is the Chief Technology Officer at OnePlace Solution overseeing an award-winning Microsoft 365 product portfolio. More than 20 years’ experience as a developer solving complex challenges and running SaaS offerings at global scale. Combining strong business understanding and acumen with deep product knowledge and thought leadership around Microsoft 365.  He has been awarded the title of Microsoft MVP in Office Development since 2017.

Who should attend? Developers, Solution Architects, Development Team Leads or anyone who likes to tinker with low-code technology.

  • 5:15 PM – Q & A
  • 5:30 PM – Meeting End/Close

You can register for next month’s meeting at:

Internet Explorer 11 Support Ending

Prepare your SharePoint environment for the retirement of Internet Explorer 11 for Microsoft 365 apps and services - SharePoint in Microsoft 365 | Microsoft Docs

Well, that’s its folks, Internet Explorer 11 has now been retired and support for M365 and O365 for IE11 has ended on 17th of August, 2021.

There are many organisations, business, groups and other entities which still have a dependency on IE11 for another applications.

If you have not deployed a modern browser such as Microsoft Edge, now is the time to start to prepare and get it on your task list as eventually, everyone will be affected and need a modern browser to continue to user the 365-product family.

Plan your deployment of Microsoft Edge - Plan your deployment of Microsoft Edge | Microsoft Docs

Recorded User Group Sessions

We have published the slide decks and recording from our previous meetings this year in case you were not able to attend a session

August 2021 meeting details

May 2021 meetings details:

April 2021 meeting details:

September 2020 meetings details

April’s 2020 meeting details

March’s 2020 meeting details

February 2020 Meetings details

Topic Suggestions

Do you have a topic request that you would like to see presented at the Adelaide Office 365 User Group? Let us know by filling out the form at

Microsoft Inspire 2021

Microsoft Inspire has wrapped up for 2021. Find all the session content at the Inspire 2021 website -


Do not forget to check out for the latest training session – Most fundamental training courses, split over 2 days will result in you being eligible for a free exam for the corresponding qualification free of charge!

The great thing with these sessions is you are just not limited to Australia! You can join sessions all over the world and different time zones to suit your needs!

SharePoint 2010 Support ended!

SharePoint 2010 Support has ended from Microsoft on April 13, 2021.

The following products are now NOT supported by Microsoft and you should look at migrating as soon as possible:

  • SharePoint Foundation 2010
  • SharePoint Server 2010
  • Project Server 2010

More details can be found at

User Group Sponsors

The Adelaide Office 365 User Group would like to thank our user group sponsors who help make our meetings possible each and every month!


If you would like to find out more or are interesting in becoming a sponsor of the Adelaide Office 365 User Group, please email


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List Management

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Please let us know if you have any feedback on how we can improve the user group. Also, if you would like to present to the group on your experiences with Office 365, just let us know. We can be contacted at or by visiting


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