Viva Connections & SharePoint Framework Community Call – 16th of December, 2021

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Viva Connections & SharePoint Framework bi-weekly community call recording from December 16th is now available from the Microsoft 365 Community YouTube channel at http://aka.ms/m365pnp/videos. 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 21st of December @ 8 AM PT – Social gathering for coffee/tea or your chosen drink.  Got questions? – Join and let’s have a chat.
  • Register for training events in January - February hosted by Sharing is Caring.
  • Register for the PnP Recognition Program.
  • The Road Ahead after 1.14 and future
  • PnP project activities in the last two weeks – Happy Holiday’s!
    • SharePoint Framework (SPFx) v1.14 public developer preview released
    • PnPjs client-side libraries - v 2.12 delayed
    • CLI for Microsoft 365 v4.3 beta released
    • Reusable SPFx React Controls v3.5.0 released
    • PnP Modern Search v4.5.2, v3.23.0 released
  • 1 ACE was delivered as well.  Thank you, João Mendes!
  • Interesting summary on Samples by SPFx version  

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

 

PnP Project Current version Release/Status
SharePoint Framework (SPFx) v1.14 public developer preview v1.14.0 GA targeted for January
PnPjs Client-Side Libraries v2.11.0 GA, v3.0.0 Preview.  v 2.12 Delayed

nightly builds of v3

CLI for Microsoft 365

v4.2.0 GA, v4.3 beta

 

Reusable SPFx React Controls

v2.9.0 (SPFx v1.11), v3.5.0

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 v4.5.2, v3.23.0 Release expected by calendar year end

 

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

 

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Great to see all of you today.  Happy Holidays.  Enjoy some down time from work and up time with family, friends, hobbies.

 

Actions:

 

 

Demos:

  • Building advanced Enterprise Search Center with PnP Search Web Parts v4 – presenter highlights extensibility and customization layout options for PnP Modern Search.  Non SPFx customization options include – the slots, edit Handlebars, edit results template with conditional rendering, create a template in place or point to an external template.  The SPFx option - install PnP Modern Search – Extensibility library v4.5.2 (many samples) and create flexible and personalized search based layout templates in minutes.

  • Building a custom React based Microsoft Graph Group Viewer experience – this web part with a single text field provides the functionality to search using Microsoft Graph for groups in your tenant and allow users to view the details of a selected group, view a list of group members as well as to export the list of members to a CSV file.  Concise code walkthrough. 

  • Introduction to Adaptive Card Extensions (ACEs) for Microsoft Viva Connections –

    starting with a high-level overview of Microsoft Viva with full integration with Microsoft Teams for developers.  Extend Viva Connections with SPFx, exclusively.  Step-by-step showing how to create your very first configurable (Property Pane) ACE with SPFx on SharePoint Workbench.  Scaffold an SPFx project, register views and step through the files to understand what exactly was created.  Subsequent demos will go deep in areas.   

SPFx extension samples: (https://aka.ms/spfx-extensions
  • Holiday Break Challenge!!! Choose and update an SPFx sample v1.7, v1.8, v1.9, earn a special Credly badge.

SPFx web part samples: (https://aka.ms/spfx-webparts

  • Holiday Break Challenge!!! Choose and update an SPFx sample v1.7, v1.8, v1.9, earn a special Credly badge.

PnP SPFx ACEs  https://aka.ms/spfx-aces

* to be posted soon.

 

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

 

Agenda items:

 

Demos:

  • D1:  Building advanced Enterprise Search Center with PnP Search Web Parts v4 – Franck Cornu | @FranckCornu – 13:43

  • D2:  Building a custom React based Microsoft Graph Group Viewer experience – Zach Roberts | @ZachSPODev – 28:40

  • D3:  Introduction to Adaptive Card Extensions (ACEs) for Microsoft Viva Connections – Paolo Pialorsi (PiaSys) | @PaoloPia – 33:50 

 

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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 https://aka.ms/spdev-spfx-call. Welcome and join the discussion!

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Microsoft 365 PnP team, Microsoft - 17th of December 2021

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