Viva Connections & SharePoint Framework Community Call – 3rd of November, 2022

Viva Connections & SharePoint Framework Community Call – 3rd of November, 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, November 8th, 8:00 am PT.
    • Latest news from Microsoft engineering on Microsoft 365 topics
    • Monthly community contributors
      • Bert Jansen – Avoid throttling in SharePoint Online by using RateLimit headers in API calls
      • Garry Trinder - Build your first Workflow bot for Microsoft Teams with Teams Toolkit for Visual Studio Code
      • Hugo Bernier – Power Pages introduction series continues
  • Announced
    • CLI for Microsoft 365
      • 100+ contributors now!
      • 5th Birthday Party, 17th Nov on Discord @ 10:00 CET
    • SharePoint Framework v1.16 (RC). Previously released Preview article sums up the key updates in RC.
  • Project releases
  • Conversations
    • Microsoft 365 PnP Weekly – Episode 185 (October 31st) with Belgium based Microsoft 365 Development MVP and Consultant - Jasey Waegebaert (GMI group) | @jwaegebaert. | video | podcast
    • Microsoft 365 PnP Weekly – Episode 184 (October 24th) with UK based Microsoft MVP and Power Platform Technical Architect - Kristine Kolodziejski (Computacenter) | @kristinekk94. | video | podcast


  • Getting started with PnPjs in SPFx solutions – explanation on files/code in a PnPjs v3.x sample. Items called out - changes between v2 and v3, dependencies, pnpjsConfig file (importing only selected bits of functionality libraries), chaining behaviors together, establishing global context for factory interfaces, caching, loadUser method (get information from Graph), rendering, creating a batched instance for grouped updates, discussion on approach to structure of production vs sample code.
  • Building ISV offering for Microsoft Viva with SPFx ACEs and multi-tenant APIs hosted in Azure – capabilities in SPFx v1.15 make it easy (as in automate) for your customer to register, manage consent and deploy your SaaS app/ACE in their tenant. Step through configuration for managing a multi-tenant deployment including app registration in Azure AD, hosting multi-tenant aware back-end services on Azure, consent, permissions, etc. Understand architectural challenges and see an ACE on multiple tenants interact with the back-end multi-tenant API.

The host of this call is Derek Cash-Peterson (Sympraxis Consulting) - @spdcp. Q&A takes place as always in chat throughout the call.

Agenda items

Together Mode


Thank you everybody once again joining on the community call. Hope to see some of you in-person in Copenhagen and/or Las Vegas later this year. Great seeing you today.


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 (RC)v1.16 (GA) planned mid November 2022, v1.17 Preview December/January
PnPjs Client-Side Librariesv3.8.0 GA, v2.13 GAv3.9 GA to be released November 11
CLI for Microsoft 365v4.3.0 GA, v5.9.0 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 - 3rd of November 2022