Friday, November 19, 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:



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.





Great to see all of you today - humans and ghosts.  Possibly some will meet in Düsseldorf or in Las Vegas later this year.     






  • 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.    


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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
  • Office 365 CLI 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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