Viva Connections & SharePoint Framework Community Call – 27th of January, 2022

Published Jan 28 2022 02:07 AM 1,445 Views



Viva Connections & SharePoint Framework bi-weekly community call recording from January 27th 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:

  • Tune in each Tuesday for the Microsoft 365 platform community call.  Next call on the 1st of February @ 8 AM PT
    • Latest news from Microsoft engineering on Microsoft 365 topics
    • Altamish Ahmad – Latest on Microsoft Bookings API on Microsoft Graph
    • Dan Wahlin – Access a user's calendar events in an ASP.NET Core app with Microsoft Graph
    • Sébastien Levert – Using the MGT Agenda and Tasks Components in your solutions
  • Register for training events this quarter hosted by Sharing is Caring.  Join AMA (PnP React Controls) – Feb 22nd and AMA (Graph & MGT) – March 1st
  • Register for the PnP Recognition Program.
  • Updated SharePoint Framework 1.14 public developer preview! and SharePoint Framework Road Ahead updates -
  • Join the updated Microsoft 365 ISV Benefit program – for ISV and SI’s to get help with Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Viva development
  • PnP project activities in the last two weeks:
    • SharePoint Framework v 1.14 Updated public developer preview
    • CLI for Microsoft 365 v4.4 Preview
  • 8 new/updated web parts and 2 ACEs were delivered in the last two weeks!  Your contributions are greatly appreciated by many.

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


PnP Project Current version Release/Status
SharePoint Framework (SPFx) v1.13 GA, updated v1.14 (beta 5) public developer preview RC end of January, GA targeted for mid-February, v1.15 in Spring
PnPjs Client-Side Libraries v2.11.0 GA, v3.0.0 Preview.  v 2.12 Delayed

nightly builds of v3

CLI for Microsoft 365

v4.3.0 GA, v4.4 Preview


Reusable SPFx React Controls

v2.9.0 (SPFx v1.11), v3.5.0

3.5.0 supports SPFx v1.13 
Reusable SPFx React Property Controls v2.7.0 (SPFx v1.11), v3.3.0  3.3.0 supports SPFx v1.13 
PnP SPFx Generator v1.16.0 v1.17.0 on the way
PnP Modern Search v4.5.3, v3.23.0  


The host of this call is Julie Turner (Sympraxis Consulting) | @jfj1997.  Q&A takes place as always in chat throughout the call.




Thank you for joining the call today and/or for viewing the recording.  Awesome to see many of you on the screen.




  • CRUD Operations in Viva Connections – Adaptive Card Extensions with SharePoint Framework – Creating, Reading, Updating, and Deleting data through an ACE that handles (reformats as necessary) data formatting (strings, arrays, time) from all field types in a SharePoint list.  On CardView, there are buttons for “view items” in list and “add item” to list.  From a QuickView card, call separate Display, Edit, New cards.  Appreciate code for navigating between cards and for data reformatting.  

  • Viva Connections – Data Binding in SPFx Adaptive Card Extensions – the fundamentals – data is stored in properties and state, CardView renders a limited set of information, and QuickView renders as much data as you like (many formatting options including conditional and JSON parsing).  Step through various samples showing the many functions, keywords, properties in the Adaptive Card syntax used for dynamically formatting and rendering data.  Last sample shows rendering user data from Graph into a QuickView card. 

  • SPFx Design Guidance – Property pane input validation and error messages – custom properties (part 4).  Help users give you the right information for best and most secure user experience.  Best error messages are non-dramatic and helpful.  Validate inputs using onGetErrorMessage attribute.  Avoid throttling issue by not validating user’s every key stroke, give user time to type using deferredValidationTime attribute, then validate.  Validation often requires checking on the existence of list or data before validation can occur.    

SPFx extension samples: (
  • Next call?


SPFx web part samples: (


PnP SPFx ACEs: (

* To be posted soon.


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


Agenda items:


  • Demo 1:  CRUD Operations in Viva Connections – Adaptive Card Extensions with SharePoint Framework – Derek Cash-Peterson (Sympraxis Consulting) | @Spdcp  13:46 

  • Demo 2:  Viva Connections – Data Binding in SPFx Adaptive Card Extensions – Paolo Pialorsi (PiaSys) | @PaoloPia – 21:37

  • Demo 3:  SPFx Design Guidance – Property pane input validation and error messages – Hugo Bernier (Microsoft) | @bernierh  41:39 



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


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 - 28th of January 2022

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