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SharePoint Framework Community Call Recording – 21st of May 2020

SharePoint Framework Special Interest Group (SIG) bi-weekly community call recording from May 21st is now available from the SharePoint Development YouTube channel at

Call summary:

Overview of 2 SPFx related announcements communicated at Microsoft Build 2020 conference: 1) SPFx has new capabilities for building Task Modules to communicate with Bots and 2) SharePoint Framework solutions will be available in Stores in July.

Project release: PnP SPFx Generator – v1.13 released this morning.  SPFx v1.11 is coming soon.  Includes Teams Integration – Task Modules and support in store (AppSource). 3 new SPFx samples (Advanced AppInsights extension, and AppInsights Dashboard and Feedback Form web parts) were delivered in the last 2 weeks. If you need to hit an API not yet in Microsoft Graph, we are releasing the .NET Standard version of CSOM by end of June.   Three developer focused demos are delivered in this call. Q&A in chat throughout call.  This call was hosted by Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft)



  1.  Sample enterprise solution with Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Graph, Bot Framework and SharePoint Framework – this is a preview of a Microsoft Teams solution that uses an SPFx Leads Management System web part, to interact with a LOB Leads Management system – API integration via Bot and SPFx messaging extensions.  This is a preview because Task modules (messaging extensions) are not presently supported. Messaging extensions are supported in SharePoint Framework v1.11, to be released by end of June.
  2. Machine Translation SharePoint Framework Extension for in-place translations – this is a machine translation SPFx extension that translates content on SharePoint pages (specifically page title and content in the Text Control web part only) using a Bot and the Microsoft Translator text API. Plain text and HTML are translated.   This is a great quick translation solution as opposed to more time intensive, permanent and localized multilingual translation option.
  3. Preview of the SharePoint Starter Kit v2 – the SharePoint Developer’s starter kit helps developers’ provision and customize SharePoint sites.  Starter Kit V2 has more web parts, templates, demos, and documentation than V1. Installation amounts to running 2 Cmdlets and waiting 10 minutes. The result: Fully provisioned and graphically stunning hub and team sites. This Kit is the result of countless hours of work by nearly 20 members of this PnP community. Please use, share and contribute.
SPFx extension samples:
SPFx web part samples:

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

Agenda items:

  • Latest updates on SharePoint Framework – 17:50
  • PnPjs Client Libraries – 19:04
  • Office 365 CLI – 20:38
  • SPFx reusable controls – 21:28
  • SPFx Generator – 22:18
  • PnP SPFx Samples 22:58

Demos :

  • Demo: Sample enterprise solution with Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Graph, Bot Framework and SharePoint Framework – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen – 11:39
  • Demo: Machine Translation SharePoint Framework Extension for in-place translations | Robin Agten (Delaware Consulting) | @AgtenRobin – 26:02
  • Demo: Preview of the SharePoint Starter Kit v2 | Eric Overfield (PixelMill ) | @EricOverfield – 38:46


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

Other mentioned topics

Next Meeting is on June 4, 2020

PnP SharePoint Framework Special Interest Group bi-weekly calls are targeted for anyone who is interested in the JavaScript-based development towards SharePoint Online and also on-premises. SIG calls are used for 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 – also community demos are more than welcome (let us know, if you’re interested)

You can download recurrent invite from Welcome and join the discussion!

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SharePoint Team, Microsoft – 22nd of May 2020