Viva Connections & SharePoint Framework Community Call – 11th of August, 2022

Viva Connections & SharePoint Framework Community Call – 11th of August, 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


  • Building React Taxonomy File Explorer experience with SPFx – render and manipulate files (Drag&Drop), folders, sub-folders in a hierarchical view based on managed metadata. Web part built with SPFx v1.15 and PnPjs. One can Move, Copy and/or Link to files in folders and also enables moving documents into library from an external location. Uses PnPjs to retrieve terms. File hierarchy is collapsible. Step through React component structures including the master TaxonomyFileExplorer component.
  • Introduction to new Viva Connections Toolkit VS Code extension to streamline your development – after months of work, the toolkit is available now. Streamline your development process. See how to access and install the pre-release version of this new toolkit. Create a Viva project from a clean slate, from a scenario with CodeTour guidance or from an example (sample). Check for and install dependencies (Node.js., npm and npm dependencies). Now we need your feedback please.

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, v1.15.2 RCv1.16 preview late July/early August, v1.16 GA September
PnPjs Client-Side Librariesv2.13 GA, v3.6.0 GA
CLI for Microsoft 365v4.3.0 GA, v5.6.0 GA
Reusable SPFx React Controlsv3.9.0, v2.9.0 (SPFx v1.11)Update to SPFx v1.15.2 - work in progress
Reusable SPFx React Property Controlsv3.8.0, v2.7.0 (SPFx v1.11)Update to SPFx v1.15.2 - work in progress
PnP SPFx Generatorv1.16.0v1.17.0 on the way
PnP Modern Searchv4.7.0 preview, v3.23.0

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 - 12th of August 2022