Viva Connections & SharePoint Framework Community Call – 24th of March, 2022

Published Mar 25 2022 03:49 AM 1,299 Views



Viva Connections & SharePoint Framework bi-weekly community call recording from March 24th 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:

  • Next Microsoft 365 platform community call | Tuesday, March 29, 8:00 am PT
    • Latest news from Microsoft engineering on Microsoft 365 topics
    • Demos
      • Making SharePoint Syntex testing easy - new templates in look book service – Sean Squires 
      • Managing State Across ACEs – Patrick Rodgers 
      • Introduction on the new Microsoft Graph Toolkit sample gallery – Sébastien Levert   
    • Q&A
  • Register for training events hosted by Sharing is Caring.  
  • Register for the PnP Recognition Program.
  • The Road Ahead – v1.15 Release – ETA June 2022  
  • PnP project releases in the last two weeks:
    • Reusable SPFx React Controls – v3.7.2
    • Reusable SPFx React Property Controls – v3.6.0
  • 1 Extension, 8 web part and 1 ACE samples delivered!   Your contributions are greatly appreciated by members of this community.

Latest project updates include: 


PnP Project Current version Release/Status
SharePoint Framework (SPFx) v1.14 GA, v1.15 Beta v1.15 GA in June 2022
PnPjs Client-Side Libraries v2.13 GA, v3.1.0 GA

Nightly builds. Note: v2.13 will be the final v2 release

CLI for Microsoft 365

v4.3.0 GA, v5.1 Preview


Reusable SPFx React Controls

v3.7.2, v2.9.0 (SPFx v1.11)

Reusable SPFx React Property Controls v3.6.0, v2.7.0 (SPFx v1.11)  
PnP SPFx Generator v1.16.0 v1.17.0 on the way
PnP Modern Search v4.5.4, v3.23.0  

(Bold indicates update from previous report 2 weeks ago) 


The host of this call is Patrick Rodgers (Microsoft) | @mediocrebowler.  Q&A takes place as always in chat throughout the call.




Thank you for packing the house today.  What a call!  Great updates, demos and attendees.  See you again soon.      



  • Opt into PnP Recognition Program |
  • Register for Sharing is Caring Events
    • AMA (Ask me anything) – Viva ACE | Coming Soon
    • First Time Contributor Session | TBS soon
    • Community Docs Session | TBS soon
    • Power Platform Samples – First Time Contributor | Monday, April 11, 11:00 am PT - Register
    • PnP – SPFx Developer Workstation Setup | TBS soon
    • PnP SPFx Samples – Solving SPFx version differences using Node Version Manager | TBS soon
    • First Time Presenter | TBS soon
    • More than Code with VSCode | TBS soon
    • Maturity Model Practitioners | Tuesday, April 19, 7:00 am PT - Register
    • Getting Started with Viva Connection ACEs (2-part session) | TBS soon
    • PnP Office Hours – 1:1 session | Register
    • PnP Buddy System | Request a Buddy
  • Request a Demo spot on the call
  • Download the recurrent invite for this call –


  • Creating a workflow engine within SharePoint Framework and Azure – a task-based workflow framework for business and technical work, i.e., create technical report, vacation request, new hire onboarding.  Securely accesses protected resources, uses Microsoft stack - Graph, Adaptive Cards (low code forms), React Hooks (code forms), SPFx, Fluent UI, etc.  Initiate tasks, get/respond to Adaptive Card form in email, SharePoint and Teams. Capably delivers the expected validations, approvals, status tracking.  

  • Docker Loves SharePoint Framework (SPFx) – scenario, work for many customers, asked to fix bug or contribute to project.  Don’t have dependency tools on your machine nor interested in accessing potentially unsafe code.  Options – create VMs or use containers.   See how easy it is to open a project in a safe, provisioned, light weight container located on your machine or in the cloud.  Docker is only app required on your machine. 

  • Using 3rd Party APIs in Viva Connections ACEs – consume 3rd party/custom APIs (Azure Functions, ASP.NET REST APIs), register the API in AAD as an AAD app, Consent the AAD app in target tenant, grant permissions to the app via SPO Admin UI to consume the API via SPFx context and AadHttpClient.  Demo showing code for the rendering of stock values acquired via the API. 


Great work shout outs to:


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


Agenda items:



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

  • Microsoft 365 PnP Weekly – Episode 158 (March 21st) with US based, member of the Customer Engineering Team focused on developer enablement and on PnPjs project, Patrick Rodgers (Microsoft) | @mediocrebowler | video | podcast
  • Microsoft 365 PnP Weekly – Episode 157 (March 14th) with US based, Microsoft 365 Extensibility Developer, MVP, and PnP team member focused on PnPjs project, Julie Turner (Sympraxis Consulting) | @jfj1997  | video | podcast


General Resources:


Other mentioned topics:


Upcoming calls | Recurrent invites:  


Viva Connections & SharePoint Framework bi-weekly calls are targeted at anyone who is interested in the JavaScript-based development towards Microsoft Connections, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint Online, and also on-premises. 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 Viva, 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 - 25th of March 2022

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