Viva Connections & SharePoint Framework Community Call – 22nd of September, 2022

Viva Connections & SharePoint Framework Community Call – 22nd of September, 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

  • Agenda set for next Microsoft 365 platform call - Tuesday, September 27th, 8:00 am PT.
    • Latest news from Microsoft engineering on Microsoft 365 topics
    • Monthly community contributors
    • Ayca Bas - Build a productivity dashboard by using Teams Toolkit for Visual Studio
    • Vesa Juvonen & Alex Terentiev - SharePoint Framework – Latest status and the next investments areas
  • OnDemand Digital Event - Microsoft Viva Home Experience
  • Project releases
  • Microsoft 365 PnP Weekly – Episode 179 (September 19th) with Netherlands-based Global XR Technology and Metaverse Lead - Alexander Meijers (Avanade) | @ameijers | video | podcast
  • Microsoft 365 PnP Weekly – Episode 178 (September 12th) with UK-based Paul Hunt, Microsoft MVP | @cimares| video | podcast


  • Building Viva Connections ACE for public holidays – thorough UX and code walkthrough on an ACE with a card view and multiple quick views to display the public holidays for user based on their detected or selected office location. Uses an ACE component type and InageCard template in SPFx v1.15.0. Relies on a SharePoint list with simple schema (title, location, date, image) in back-end. See upcoming holidays in Quick view.
  • Accelerate SPFx development with reusable open-source controls – overview on available PnP React controls and Property pane controls you can leverage in your SPFx solutions. The assignment: Create a carousel web part that will display images stored in a document library. The web part should work on site across tenant. A complex endeavor if starting from ground zero. See how controls are plugged into web part delivering a native experience in short order.

The host of this call is Garry Trinder (Microsoft) | @garrytrinder. 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)v1.15.2 GA, v1.16 (Preview)v1.16 (GA) end of 2022, v1.17 Preview December/January
PnPjs Client-Side Librariesv3.7.0 GA, v2.13 GA
CLI for Microsoft 365v4.3.0 GA, v5.7.0 GA, v5.8.0 (beta)v6.0.0 ETA November 2022
Reusable SPFx React Controlsv3.10.0, v2.9.0 (SPFx v1.11)new version in 2 weeks
Reusable SPFx React Property Controlsv3.9.0, v2.7.0 (SPFx v1.11)new version in 2 weeks
PnP SPFx Generatorv1.16.0v1.17.0 on the way
PnP Modern Searchv4.7.0 (GA), v4.8.0 (beta), v3.23.0 (GA)

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 - 22nd of September 2022