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SharePoint Framework Community Call Recording – 30th of January 2020

SharePoint Framework Special Interest Group (SIG) bi-weekly community call recording from January 30th is now available from the SharePoint Development YouTube channel at

Call summary:

Updates on SharePoint Community resources and activity and from Microsoft SharePoint engineering.  Recently announced developer social media handle and hashtag name changes as Microsoft focus transitions from Office 365 to Microsoft 365.  PnPjs v2.0.2 (resolves module issues) released, PnPjs v2.0.1 now unpublished, and first of a series of videos on PnPjs v2 just released.  Office 365 CLI – new preview version 2.6 released.  Reusable SPFx Controls – new Beta v1.17 React Controls is available and React Property Controls – 1.16.0 is current. Finally, SPFx Generator v1.11.0 is released.

Two demos are delivered in this session:

  1. Low-code SharePoint web part to provision Teams structures as personal apps.  This demo presents a low code solution for surfacing SharePoint applications in Teams and Group Chats.  The solution is a configurable SharePoint Tabs web part – that allows users to very quickly add a tab in their Teams environment that displays a targeted SharePoint page.
  2. Using Microsoft Graph to get group member presence details in SPFx solution.   The presenter steps through getting Group members presence information through Graph API into a SPFx People Web Presence Web part.

Also, in this recording – Darrel Miller a member of the Microsoft Graph Developer Experience team,  owner of Graph SDKs, languages, and an API reviewer, shared his thoughts on layering a Fluent API upon the similar PnPjs Core and Microsoft Graph JavaScript Core libraries.  A scalable solution proposal is to use the Graph generation mechanism to generate request builders that would go on top of PnPjs Core.  Feedback from the PnP Community on use of Fluent API on PnPjs Core is requested.

Thank you PnP community members for your great work on controls, demos and documentation.

This call was hosted by Patrick Rodgers (Microsoft)

Agenda items:

  • Latest updates on SharePoint Framework – 5:53
  • PnPjs Client Libraries – 9:20
  • Office 365 CLI – 11:15
  • SPFx reusable controls – 12:18
  • SPFx Generator – 13:44
  • Fluent API on Microsoft Graph JavaScript and PnPjs Core – 33:00

Demos :

  • Demo: Low-code SharePoint web part to provision Teams structures as personal apps | Bob German (Microsoft) | @Bob1German  – 15:29
  • Demo: Using Microsoft Graph to get group member presence details in SPFx solution | Luis Mañez (ClearPeople) | @luismanez – 23:53


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

Other mentioned topics

Next Meeting is on February 13, 2020, see you in the new year!

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
  • 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 – 31st of January 2020