SharePoint community call - May 11th, 2021

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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:

SPFx v1.12.1 with Node v14 and Gulp4 support is generally available.  Don’t miss the SharePoint sample gallery.  Preview the new Microsoft 365 Extensibility look book galleryVisit the new Microsoft 365 PnP Community hub at Microsoft Tech Communities!  Sign up and attend one of a growing list of Sharing is Caring events.     The Microsoft 365 Update - Community (PnP) | May 2021 is now available.  In this call, quickly addressed developer and non-developer entries in UserVoice.   We are in the process of moving from UserVoice to a 1st party solution for customer feedback/ feature requests.


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





Featured Topic:  

SharePoint Syntex:  Product overview and latest feature updates – SharePoint Syntex - a new add on that builds on the content services capabilities already provided in SharePoint with an infusion of AI to automate and augment the classification of content – understanding, processing, compliance.  Demos on building and publishing a document understanding model using UI and on downloading a sample model, publishing and processing content using PowerShell Commandlets or APIs.     




  • Register for Sharing is Caring Events:
    • First Time Contributor Session – May 24th (EMEA, APAC & US friendly times available)
    • Community Docs Session – May
    • PnP – SPFx Developer Workstation Setup – May 13th 
    • PnP SPFx Samples – Solving SPFx version differences using Node Version Manager – May 20th
    • AMA (Ask Me Anything) – Microsoft Graph & MGT - June
    • First Time Presenter – May 25th
    • More than Code with VSCode – May 27th  
    • Maturity Model Practitioners – May 18th
    • 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, May 11, 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:


  • UserVoice status for non-dev focused SharePoint entries – 8:04
  • UserVoice status for dev focused SharePoint Framework entries – 9:04 
  • SharePoint community update with latest news and roadmap – 10:35
  • Community contributors and companies which have been involved in the past month – 11:56 
  • Topic:  SharePoint Syntex:   Product overview and latest feature updates - Sean Squires  (Microsoft) | @iamseansquires 15:28
    • Demo:  How to build and publish a document understanding model - James Eccles (Microsoft) | @jimdeccles 24:52
    • Demo:  SharePoint Syntex integration and automation options - Bert Jansen (Microsoft) | @o365bert – 39:36


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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