Viva Connections & SharePoint Framework Community Call – 14th of July, 2022

Viva Connections & SharePoint Framework Community Call – 14th of July, 2022

Call summary

Welcome to the bi-weekly call focused on Microsoft 365 client-side development. In this call, we focus on using Viva Connections and SharePoint Framework to build solutions for Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Online.

New this week


  • Upgrading SPFx solutions to the latest version using the CLI for Microsoft 365 –update your web part functionality that was built using prior version of SPFx. Easy! In this 0 to Done demo – upgrade a SPFx project to v1.15.0 in 10 minutes using the CLI’s spfx project upgrade command. Set up environment, clone a project, and upgrade dependencies and files in project following steps detailed by CodeTour or Markdown in VS Code. Gulp build and done!
  • Adaptive Card Extensions - Dynamic Announcements – single ACE component to show multiple cards and items from a SharePoint list. Each list row is rendered separately in a Card view. Card view format based on schema and data stored in list row. Additional information in row rendered in Quick View card or link to external resource. Display and rotate card on Dashboard by time and date. Navigate through card items with Prev/Next.

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

Agenda items


Demo references

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

Open-source project status

PnP ProjectCurrent versionRelease/Status
SharePoint Framework (SPFx)v1.14 GA, v1.15 RCv1.16 preview late July/early August, v1.16 GA September
PnPjs Client-Side Librariesv2.13 GA, v3.5.1 GAnightly builds
CLI for Microsoft 365v4.3.0 GA, v5.5.0 beta
Reusable SPFx React Controlsv3.9.0, v2.9.0 (SPFx v1.11)
Reusable SPFx React Property Controlsv3.8.0, v2.7.0 (SPFx v1.11)
PnP SPFx Generatorv1.16.0v1.17.0 on the way
PnP Modern Searchv4.7.0 preview, v3.23.0June 2022 release (soon)

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
  • CLI for Microsoft 365 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 - 14th of July 2022