Viva Connections & SharePoint Framework Community Call – 20th of October, 2022

Viva Connections & SharePoint Framework Community Call – 20th 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


  • Copy Views SharePoint Framework Web Part – copy views from one list/library to another using either the new web part or extension. Copy columns, sorting, group by, view formatting and filtering. Web part displayed on specific site/page for view management purposes. Extension is a dialog opened by ListView Command set extension on any list/library - tenant wide or site scoped. Code - see component structure and PnPjs copy functionality.
  • Using the Azure AD on-behalf-of flow within your SharePoint Framework solution – overview of On-Behalf-Of (OBO) flow, tokens, permissions and use in SharePoint Framework. OBO is great for when you need a background task running (in middleware that needs to consume another back-end service like Microsoft Graph) on-behalf-of a user that triggers the middleware from a SharePoint Framework app. 2 OBO scenarios shown - get my personal data via OBO and send Teams chat message via OBO.

The host of this call is Garry Trinder (Microsoft) | @garrytrinder. Q&A takes place as always in chat throughout the call.

Agenda items

Together Mode


Thank you everyone for joining and being part of this community. It’s really great to have you on the call. Please keep the feedback coming.


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) planned in November 2022, v1.17 Preview December/January
PnPjs Client-Side Librariesv3.8.0 GA, v2.13 GA
CLI for Microsoft 365v4.3.0 GA, v5.8.0 GA, v5.9.0 (beta)v6.0.0 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 - 20th of October 2022