SharePoint Framework Community Call – 29th of July, 2021

Published Jul 29 2021 04:59 PM 2,475 Views

SharePoint Framework Special Interest Group (SIG) bi-weekly community call recording from July 29th is now available from the Microsoft 365 Community YouTube channel at You can use SharePoint Framework for building solutions for Microsoft Teams and for SharePoint Online.



Call summary:


Summer and Fall community call schedule updates reviewed.  Register today for August events on Sharing-is-caring.   PnP Recognition Program announced.   Viva Connections public developer preview!   SharePoint Framework v1.13 beta released earlier this week with preview on the Viva Connections extensibility tooling.  


Latest project updates include:  (Bold indicates update from previous report 2 weeks ago) 


PnP Project Current version Release/Status
SharePoint Framework (SPFx) v1.12.1, v1.13 beta  v1.13.0 Beta end of July
PnPjs Client-Side Libraries v2.7.0

2.8.0 scheduled for Aug 13, 

v3.0.0 developments underway

CLI for Microsoft 365 v3.12.0 Preview, v4.0.0 Preview  v4.0.0 to release this fall
Reusable SPFx React Controls v2.8.0 (SPFx v1.11), v3.2.1 (SPFx v1.12.1)  
Reusable SPFx React Property Controls v2.7.0 (SPFx v1.11), v3.2.0 (SPFx v1.12.1)  
PnP SPFx Generator v1.16.0 v1.17.0 on the way
PnP Modern Search v4.3.0 & v3.21.0  


There was 1 PnP SPFx extension and 4 PnP web part samples delivered in the last 2 weeks as well.  Nice work!    The host of this call is Patrick Rodgers (Microsoft) | @mediocrebowler.  Q&A takes place in chat throughout the call.





Yep!  Nice wave action.  Great seeing you this week.  Looking forward to seeing you again in August.    Data for Hugo:  24 left-handed wavers, 4 right-handed wavers, 2 bi-handed wavers and 4 non-handed wavers.  But wait, now there's 35 wavers!   Data corruption.  



  • Register for Sharing is Caring Events:
    • First Time Contributor Session – August 31st (EMEA, APAC & US friendly times available)
    • Community Docs Session – August 23rd
    • PnP – SPFx Developer Workstation Setup – August 24th   
    • PnP SPFx Samples – Solving SPFx version differences using Node Version Manager – August 25th
    • Ask Me Anything – Power Platform Development & Samples – September 28th
    • First Time Presenter – August 30th
    • More than Code with VSCode – TBS
    • Maturity Model Practitioners – August 17th and every 3rd Tuesday of month, 7:00am PT
    • PnP Office Hours – 1:1 session - Register
    • PnP Buddy System - Request a Buddy
  • Download the recurrent invite for this call –



  • Hero Web Part and Tiles V2 Web PartTiles v2 – displays a group of responsive flex tiles that can be configured to navigate to different URLs.   REACT Hero – provides a customizable Hero webpart that displays 5 images in a stand-alone carousel view.   Both web parts use a stored collection from PnP PropertyFieldCollectionData control and custom field rendering control, file/icon pickers and fluid flex layout.   Site theme selectable in Tiles v2.  Thorough code walkthrough.

  • Exposing business data in Viva Connections or in SharePoint with custom diagram web parts​ – or in Microsoft Teams.  React diagraming web parts updated to v1.13.  Updates accommodate Dynamic Data Connections, full bleed, handling section color changes, Viva Connections, and to search content in web part.  Web parts leverage libraries/code from Mermaid, flowchart.js, and js-sequence-diagrams along with the Monaco Editor and PnP markdown property pane to both generate diagrams and to overlay text on them.


SPFx extension samples:  (


SPFx web part samples:  (


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


Agenda items:



  • Demo:  Hero Web Part and Tiles V2 Web Part – Omar El-Anis | @omarelanis  18:12

  • Demo:  Exposing business data in Viva Connections or in SharePoint with custom diagram web parts – Hugo Bernier (Microsoft) | @bernierh  41:12



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


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Upcoming calls | Recurrent invites:



PnP SharePoint Framework Special Interest Group bi-weekly calls are targeted at anyone who is interested in the JavaScript-based development towards Microsoft Teams, SharePoint Online, and also on-premises. SIG calls are used for the following objectives.

  • SharePoint Framework engineering update from Microsoft
  • Talk about PnP JavaScript Core libraries
  • Office 365 CLI Updates
  • SPFx reusable controls
  • PnP SPFx Yeoman generator
  • Share code samples and best practices
  • Possible engineering asks for the field - input, feedback, and suggestions
  • Cover any open questions on the client-side development
  • Demonstrate SharePoint Framework in practice in Microsoft Teams or SharePoint context
  • You can download a recurrent invite from Welcome and join the discussion!

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Microsoft 365 PnP team, Microsoft - 29th of July 2021

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