Friday, February 25, 2022

Viva Connections & SharePoint Framework Community Call – 24th of February, 2022



Viva Connections & SharePoint Framework bi-weekly community call recording from February 24th 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.  Next call on the 1st of March @ 8 AM PT
    • Latest news from Microsoft engineering on Microsoft 365 topics
    • Harald Liavaag - What’s new with
      Profile Photos API on Microsoft Graph 
    • Sébastien Levert - Building MGT apps with React
    • Luca Bandinelli and John Nguyen - Engineering update on SharePoint Framework - 1.14 and next steps 
    • Q&A
  • Register for training events this quarter hosted by Sharing is Caring.  Next week:  AMA (Ask Me Anything) – Microsoft Graph Toolkit - Tuesday, March 1st, 9am PST
  • Register for the PnP Recognition Program.
  • SharePoint Framework 1.14 GA is now available! Latest SharePoint Framework Road Ahead updates 
  • PnP project releases in the last two weeks:
    • SharePoint Framework – v1.14
    • PnPjs – v3.0.2
    • Reusable SPFx React Controls – v3.6.0
    • Reusable SPFx React Property Controls – v3.5.0
  • 3 new/updated web part samples and 3 ACE samples were delivered in the last two weeks!  Your contributions are greatly appreciated by members of this community.

Latest project updates include: (Bold indicates update from previous report 2 weeks ago) 


PnP Project Current version Release/Status
SharePoint Framework (SPFx) v1.14 GA v1.15 Preview in weeks, GA in June 2022
PnPjs Client-Side Libraries v2.12 GA, v3.0.2

Note: v2.13 will be the final v2 release in weeks

CLI for Microsoft 365

v4.3.0 GA, v5.0 Preview


Reusable SPFx React Controls

v3.6.0, v2.9.0 (SPFx v1.11)

Reusable SPFx React Property Controls v3.5.0, v2.7.0 (SPFx v1.11)   
PnP SPFx Generator v1.16.0 v1.17.0 on the way
PnP Modern Search v4.5.4, v3.23.0  


The host of this call is Patrick Rodgers (Microsoft) | @mediocrebowler.  Q&A takes place as always in chat throughout the call.




Thank you for joining the call today and/or for viewing the recording.  You are part of making this a truly awesome community.   




  • Change Page Layout Type Command Set Extension – in SPO you can easily change page layout of one or multiple site pages from article to home or home to article.   The Command targets pages on Site Pages list.  Updates pages with supported layouts and pages not presently checked-out by others.   Essentially remove/add page title placeholder.  With extension installed, select pages to change, change layout dialog comes up, select pages, click Save and done.    

  • Microsoft Clarity Application Customizer – an SPFx extension that allows you to add Clarity page activity tracking capabilities to your Modern SharePoint site pages to gage user interaction.  The extension is added to the site’s App Catalog and injects a Microsoft Clarity JavaScript into site pages.  Setup:  1) Create account and setup a new project on Clarity site and 2) Deploy extension to your SharePoint site.    

  • Improvements to the Community SPFx Samples Gallery – Latest developments making it easier to access and use PnP code samples. View code structure, complete with syntax highlighting, directly within GitHub without downloading it. Download individual samples as a ZIP instead of cloning the entire repository. Samples now have remote containers, allowing you to run and build in a portable environment pre-configured with all necessary dependencies unique to each.

SPFx extension samples: (
  • Next call?


SPFx web part samples: (

* To be posted soon.


PnP SPFx ACEs: (

* To be posted soon.


Thank you for your great work.  Samples are often showcased in Demos.    


Agenda items:


  • Demo 1:  Change Page Layout Type Command Set Extension – Sudharsan Kesavanarayanan (NTT) | @sudharsank – 15:38
  • Demo 2:  Microsoft Clarity Application Customizer – João Ferreira (Beezy) | @joao12ferreira – 21:45
  • Demo 3:  Improvements to the Community SPFx Samples Gallery - Hugo Bernier (Microsoft) | @bernierh – 31:24 


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

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
  • 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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