SharePoint community call - April 13th, 2021

Published Apr 14 2021 12:43 AM 1,219 Views

The SharePoint community monthly call is our general monthly review of the latest SharePoint news  (news, tools, extensions, features, capabilities, content and training), engineering priorities and community recognition for Developers, IT Pros and Makers.  This monthly community call happens on the second Tuesday of each month. You can download recurrent invite from



Call Summary:

Visit the new Microsoft 365 PnP Community hub at Microsoft Tech Communities!  Preview the new Microsoft 365 Extensibility look book gallery, attend one of a growing list of Sharing is Caring events.  The Microsoft 365 Update - Community (PnP) | April 2021 is now available.  SPFx v1.12.1 with Node v14 and Gulp4 support was released for public beta today and GA slated for end of April.  In this call, quickly addressed developer and non-developer entries in UserVoice.  


A huge thank you to the record number of contributors and organizations actively participating in this PnP Community. You continue to amaze.  The host of this call was Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) @vesajuvonen.  Q&A took place in the chat throughout the call. 





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  • Register for livestream and for a regional watch party:
  • Try public beta of SPFx v1.12.1, access through npm.
  • Complete the Developer Success Survey –
  • Join the M365 customer success platform panel –
  • Register for Sharing is Caring Events:
    • First Time Contributor Session – April 27th   (EMEA, APAC & US friendly times available)
    • Community Docs Session – April
    • PnP – SPFx Developer Workstation Setup – April 29th
    • PnP SPFx Samples – Solving SPFx version differences using Node Version Manager – April 15th
    • First Time Presenter – April 21st
    • More than Code with VSCode – April 14th & 28th
    • Maturity Model Practitioners – April 20th
    • PnP Office Hours – 1:1 session – Register
  • Download the recurrent invite for this call –


You can check the latest updates in the monthly summary and at

This call was delivered on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. The call agenda is reflected below with direct links to specific sections.  You can jump directly to a specific topic by clicking on the topic's timestamp which will redirect your browser to that topic in the recording published on the Microsoft 365 Community YouTube Channel.


Call Agenda:


  • SharePoint community update with latest news and roadmap – 2:47
  • UserVoice status for non-dev focused SharePoint entries – 8:36
  • UserVoice status for dev focused SharePoint Framework entries – 9:45 
  • Community contributors and companies which have been involved in the past month – 12:50 
  • Topic: Getting started with Microsoft Viva Connections Desktop - Tejas Mehta (Microsoft) | @tpmehta and Prateek Dudeja (Microsoft) | @PrateekDudeja4 – 16:16


The full recording of this session is available from Microsoft 365 & SharePoint Community YouTube channel -


  • Presentation slides used in this community call are found at OneDrive.



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SharePoint Team, Microsoft - 14th of April 2021

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