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SharePoint Framework Special Interest Group (SIG) bi-weekly community call recording from May 6th 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:

Preview the new Microsoft 365 Extensibility look book gallery co-developed by Microsoft Teams and Sharepoint engineering.  Download showcase apps, samples, and documentation.   Register now for May trainings on Sharing-is-caring  New releases in this call – CLI for Microsoft 365 v3.9.0, Reusable SPFx React Controls v3.1.0 and Property Controls v3.1.0 and SharePoint Framework v1.12.1. Also, a look at what’s ahead for SPFx – Microsoft Viva Connections, Teams improvements, tooling updates, and Store modernization. 


There were six PnP SPFx samples delivered in last 2 weeks, details below.  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  GA 
PnPjs Client-Side Libraries v2.4.0 v2.5.0 scheduled for May 14th
CLI for Microsoft 365 v3.9.0 Upgrading SPFx projects to v1.12.1
Reusable SPFx React Controls v3.1.0 v2.7.0 (SPFx v1.11), v3.1.0 (SPFx v1.12.1)
Reusable SPFx React Property Controls v3.1.0 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 v3.19 and v4.1.0 April and March 20th


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




Thanks everybody for being part of the Community and helping making things happen. You are absolutely awesome!



  • Reserve date – SharePoint Monthly community call – 11th of May 8 AM PDT |

  • Register for Sharing is Caring Events:

    • First Time Contributor Session – May 24th (EMEA, APAC & US friendly times available)

    • Community Docs Session – May

    • PnP – SPFx Developer Workstation Setup – May 13th  

    • PnP SPFx Samples – Solving SPFx version differences using Node Version Manager – May 20th

    • AMA (Ask Me Anything) – Tech Community – May 11th

    • AMA (Ask Me Anything) – Microsoft Graph & MGT – June

    • First Time Presenter – May 25th

    • More than Code with VSCode – May 27th  

    • Maturity Model Practitioners – May 18th

    • PnP Office Hours – 1:1 session – Register

  • Download the recurrent invite for this call –



  1. Adding support to add video with a text to modern pages with this video banner web part – from the Properties Pane, select a video, add banner title text and color it, adjust video brightness and banner height.  This elegantly coded modern web part was built with SPFx using standard PnP property pane controls in less than 3 hours.   Add the web part to top of your pages.   The web part has only one functional component named: VideoBackground. 

  2. Building company stories web part for story experience – this web part allows you to add images to a SharePoint List, and renders (cycles) them with related text on page similar to Instagram Stories as a way to engage social media adept employees. Text, images, and author details stored in a SharePoint list.   Uses an existing open-source React component called “react-insta-stories” and several Microsoft Graph Toolkit components.  Sample on github.   

  3. Building react groups and teams web part for aggregating detailed information for end users – this web part helps logged-in user quickly find their Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 Groups sites/content.  For selected site, options to go to site, mail, calendar, or Planner.  Match site color theme with one click.  Filter by public, private or all Groups/Teams.   The main React component is MirrosoftGroups.tsx.   A brilliant code walk-through by first time presenter Alison Collins. 


SPFx extension samples:  (

SPFx web part samples:  (



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


Agenda items:



  • Demo:  Adding support to add video with a text to modern pages with this video banner web part – Mohamed Derhalli (BDO Canada) | @MohamedDerhalli | Deck – 13:13

  • Demo:  Building company stories web part for story experience – Luis Mañez (ClearPeople) | @luismanez | Deck – 18:39

  • Demo:  Building react groups and teams web part for aggregating detailed information for end users – Alison Collins & Sam Collins (Coupled Technology) | @samc148 | Deck – 29:39



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


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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 – 7th of May 2021

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

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