Viva Connections & SharePoint Framework Community Call -- 18th of November, 2021

Viva Connections & SharePoint Framework Community Call -- 18th of November, 2021

Viva Connections & SharePoint Framework bi-weekly community call recording from November 18th is now available from the Microsoft 365 Community YouTube channel at You can use SharePoint Framework for building solutions for Microsoft Teams and for SharePoint Online.

Call summary

  • Tune in each Tuesday for the Microsoft 365 platform community call.  Featured topics for the November 23rd call - Introduction to SharePoint on-premises Microsoft Graph connector (Parag Jain) and Microsoft Learn module - Extend Microsoft Viva Connections with application customizers (Waldek Mastykarz & Vesa Juvonen).
  • Register for training events in November – December hosted by Sharing is Caring.
  • Register for the PnP Recognition Program.
  • New guidance released - Implementing partner offerings for Viva Connections with ACEs and custom APIs
  • The Road Ahead after 1.13 – 1.14 and future.
  • PnP project releases in the last two weeks:
    • PnPjs Client-Side Libraries v2.11 GA
    • CLI for Microsoft 365 v4.2.0 Preview. **Latest project updates include: ** (Bold indicates update from previous report 2 weeks ago) 

PnP Project Current version Release/Status SharePoint Framework (SPFx) v1.13.0 GA v1.14.0 January target PnPjs Client-Side Libraries v2.11.0 GA, v3.0.0 Preview nightly builds of v3 CLI for Microsoft 365 v4.0.0 GA, v4.2.0 Preview beta   Reusable SPFx React Controls v2.9.0 (SPFx v1.11), v3.4.0 3.5.0 with SPFx v1.13 support is coming soon Reusable SPFx React Property Controls v2.7.0 (SPFx v1.11), v3.2.0 (SPFx v1.12.1) 3.3.0 with SPFx v1.13 support is coming soon PnP SPFx Generator v1.16.0 v1.17.0 on the way PnP Modern Search v4.4.1 Preview, v4.3.0 & v3.21.0 Release expected any day

Additionally, there were 1 web part and 2 ACE samples delivered!  Nice work! Your contributions are appreciated by many.

The host of this call is David Warner II (Catapult Systems) @DavidWarnerII.  Q&A takes place as always in chat throughout the call.



  • SPFx Extension for Copying and Moving List Items – this application customizer displays a command button named Copy/Move Item(s) in custom lists. Using this option, the items can be copied or moved from one list to another within the site. User maps source and destination fields. Supported field types – Single line of text, Choice, Number, DateTime, & Yes/No. Uses batch method to copy/move (50 items) at a time. Download extension from AppSource.

  • Viva Connections – Adaptive Card Showcase Gallery – shows art-of-the-possible - layout options on 11 Adaptive Card Extensions (ACE). Layouts - agenda, company news, expense report, flight itinerary, form sample, image rotator, stock ticker, task list, Twitter card, video card and weather. Focusing specifically on video card, it was initially created/tested in Adaptive Cards Designer.  Then the JSON was copied into the ACE. Handling dynamic data is discussed in Q&A.  

  • Application Secrets Expiration Web Part monitor expiration dates of secrets and certificates for your applications registered in Azure Active Directory. The web part displays app IDs, app names, app secrets, certificates and expiration dates in a list.  Code walkthrough - see using Graph to retrieve applications/secrets/certificates from AAD.  Organize items into a list that’s rendered using React controls.  Search, sort and group by app, type and expiration date.  

SPFx extension samples

  • **missing you! **

SPFx web part samples

* to be posted soon. Thank you for your great work.  Samples are often showcased in Demos. 

Agenda items


  • D1:  SPFx Extension for Copying and Moving List Items – Sudharsan Kesavanarayanan (NTT Digital Business Solutions) | @sudharsank [–][ 17:51]

  • D2:[  Viva Connections – Adaptive Card Showcase Gallery – ]Derek Cash-Peterson[ (Sympraxis Consulting) | @Spdcp – 24:21]

  • D3:[  Application Secrets Expiration Web Part – ]Aimery Thomas[ (Avanade) | @aimery_thomas][ – 44:01]


Additional resources around the covered topics and links from the slides.

General resources

Other topics mentioned

  • SharePoint dev documentation

  • SharePoint dev issue list **Upcoming calls | Recurrent invites:  **

  • Microsoft 365 platform call – November 23rdat 8:00 am PST |

  • M365 General Dev call – November 25th at 7:00 am PST |

  • SharePoint Framework call – December 2nd at 7:00 am PST |

  • Office add-in monthly call – December 8th at 8:00 am PST |

  • Adaptive Cards monthly call –December 9that 9:00 am PST |

  • Power Apps monthly call– December 15th at 8:00 am PST |

  • Microsoft Identity Platform call – December 16th at 9:00 am PST | 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 - 19th of November 2021