Viva Connections & SharePoint Framework Community Call – 6th of October, 2022

Viva Connections & SharePoint Framework Community Call – 6th of October, 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 a Help Desk Adaptive Card Extension for Microsoft Viva – showcasing 2 Helpdesk related ACE samples - Help Ticket and Pending Helpdesk Tickets (for tracking tickets assigned to support person) to demonstrate how to leverage multiple quick card views, geo-location functionality, media upload functionality, and movement between cards. Walk through ACE code in Visual Studio Code and wrap with Q&A and supporting resources. On card, collect incident type, priority, location and images.
  • Getting started on building SPFx solutions with reusable open-source controls – controls for web parts and web part property panes. Step through where to find and how to install in your project. As easy as copy code from library, paste in web part, tweak default control configuration as needed. Fork the Repo to get started. Controls shown PropertyFieldEnterpriseTermPicker, PropertyFieldInconPicker, PropertyFieldRoleDefinitionPicker, PropertyFieldCollectioonData, MyTeams and WebPartTitle. Test controls using the Controls Test web part. All controls well documented.

The host of this call is Paolo Pialorsi ( @paolopia. Q&A takes place as always in chat throughout the call.

Agenda items

Together Mode


Thank you for filling the together mode auditorium, yet again! Great seeing you on the call today. Please keep the feedback coming and join us again soon.


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 GAv3.8 to be released October 14
CLI for Microsoft 365v4.3.0 GA, v5.8.0 GAv6.0.0 ETA November 2022
Reusable SPFx React Controlsv3.11.0, v2.9.0 (SPFx v1.11)new version in 2 weeks
Reusable SPFx React Property Controlsv3.10.0, 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 - 6th of October 2022