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SharePoint Framework Special Interest Group (SIG) bi-weekly community call recording from June 17th 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:


Summer break and community call schedule updates reviewed.  Register now for June trainings on Sharing-is-caring.  You are invited to join the Viva Connections private preview!    Update on SharePoint Framework v1.13.0 features – extensibility options with Viva Connections, Teams improvements, tooling updates, Store modernization and more.   Released PnPjs for Client-side Libraries v2.6.0, CLI for Microsoft 365 v3.11.0 Beta, and PnP Modern Search v4.2.3 & v3.20.0.   Microsoft Teams Toolkit for Visual Studio & Visual Studio Code now available for preview.    


There were four PnP SPFx samples (2 extensions and 2 web parts) delivered in last 2 weeks.  Great work!   


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


PnP Project Current version Release/Status
SharePoint Framework (SPFx) v1.12.1  v1.13.0 Preview in summer
PnPjs Client-Side Libraries v2.6.0 v3.0.0 developments underway
CLI for Microsoft 365 v3.11.0 Beta v3.10.0 preview released
Reusable SPFx React Controls v2.7.0 (SPFx v1.11), v3.1.0 (SPFx v1.12.1)  
Reusable SPFx React Property Controls v2.6.0 (SPFx v1.11), v3.1.0 (SPFx v1.12.1)  
PnP SPFx Generator v1.16.0 Angular 11 support
PnP Modern Search v4.2.3 & v3.20.0  


The host of this call is Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) @vesajuvonen.  Q&A takes place in chat throughout the call.




The waving wall!  Impressive.  Great to see you.  Truly looking forward to seeing you in Las Vegas, Düsseldorf or another conference venue in the future!





  • spfx-fast-serve: faster SharePoint Framework development – a spfx command line utility, that accelerates SPFx development by modifying your SPFx project to run a serve command immediately upon Save.   Reduces SPFx build pipeline rebuild/reload time from >7 to <1 second by applying updates only changes rather than rebuilding entire project.   Install CLI, spfx-fast-serve then apply fast-serve to your SPFx project.  Presenter shows/explains project file modifications.   Recently added hot model replacement (HMR) feature. 

  • Building team time zone assistant Teams solution with SPFx v1.13, including Viva Connections Card – a Team Time Clock app shown as Teams app, Personal app and Viva Dashboard Card (SPFx web part + Adaptive Card extension).  On Card, see high level information (people and time) and deep link into Teams to schedule meeting experience.  Based on when people prefer to meet (green times), select time by aligning green fields in time slot.  Full code walkthrough, many features.    



  • Microsoft Teams Toolkit for Visual Studio & Visual Studio Code now available for preview.   

    Did you know a feature in this latest version of the Teams Toolkit is the SPFx dev experience is truly integrated into this Toolkit?  Of course, the build decision is largely a UX hosting decision.  TypeScript devs, will prefer SPFx/M365 hosting while ISVs will gravitate to Azure for external hosting Please share feedback on your SPFx development experience in Teams Toolkit v2.0. 


SPFx extension samples:  (


SPFx web part samples:  (


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


Agenda items:

  • Latest updates on SharePoint Framework – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen – 6:36

  • PnPjs Client-Side Libraries – Julie Turner (Sympraxis Consulting) | @jfj1997 – 8:47

  • CLI for Microsoft 365 – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen – 10:34

  • PnP SPFx Controls – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen – 11:54

  • PnP Modern Search – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen – 12:56

  • PnP SPFx Samples – Hugo Bernier (Tahoe Ninjas) | @bernierh – 14:03

  • Topic:  Microsoft Teams Toolkit v2.0 – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen – 52:48 



  • Demo:  spfx-fast-serve: faster SharePoint Framework development – Sergei Sergeev (Mastaq) | @sergeev_srg – 17:42

  • Demo:  Building team time zone assistant Teams solution with SPFx v1.13, including Viva Connections Card – Julie Turner (Sympraxis Consulting) | @jfj1997 & Derek Cash-Peterson | @spdcp – 31:22



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


General Resources:


Other mentioned topics:


Upcoming calls | Recurrent invites:



PnP SharePoint Framework Special Interest Group bi-weekly calls are targeted at anyone who is interested in the JavaScript-based development towards Microsoft Teams, SharePoint Online, and also on-premises. SIG 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 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 – 18th of June 2021

Brought to you by Dr. Ware, Microsoft Office 365 Silver Partner, Charleston SC.