Announcing SharePoint Framework 1.15.2 with updates for Viva Connections, Microsoft Teams and SharePoint

Microsoft 365 Platform team

We are pleased to announce a new public version of the SharePoint Framework, version 1.15.2, including new features, capabilities and fixes for Microsoft Viva, Microsoft Teams and SharePoint. Both the new features and updates are based on feedback from the ecosystem using our Microsoft 365 platform community channels.

Your input and feedback have been invaluable to define the key features for our releases, both current and future. Thank you.

Key capabilities for SharePoint Framework 1.15.2

Key capabilities in this release include:

  • Streamlined multi-tenant partner solution deployment process with integrated Azure AD app consent for the API registration
  • General availability of new media action type for supporting uploading media assets from the Viva Connections Adaptive Card Extensions
  • Updates to the default ESLint rules and how you can configure them based on environment requirements
  • Defer loading Adaptive Card Extension Quick View for optimized performance for the Viva extensibility
  • Numerous other improvements and adjustments based on the reported issues by customers and partners across Microsoft Viva, Microsoft Teams and SharePoint

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Here are some resources to help you to get started:

  • Release notes for 1.15.2 with full list of detailed changes
  • Documentation on the Viva Connections Adaptive Card Extension media actions type
  • New tutorial for using the media action type within the Viva Connections Adaptive Card Extension
  • We will keep evolving the documentation based on your feedback

 

Installing SharePoint Framework 1.15.2

You can install the SharePoint Framework 1.15.2 by using following command – which will always install the latest released packages.

npm install @microsoft/generator-sharepoint@latest --global

 

Future plans

We will keep actively investing in SharePoint Framework with the updated quality assurance model with preview releases. You can expect the first preview version of the v1.16 to be publicly available soon. We are currently looking into releasing 1.16 in the fourth quarter of the 2022 calendar year with significant updates across the different areas of the framework.

Most notable plans for upcoming features include:

  • Native support of Microsoft Teams JavaScript SDK v2 for SPFx solutions
  • Bot Framework powered Microsoft Viva Connections cards
  • Evolve the Viva Connections Mobile and Desktop scenarios and extensibility options based on customer and partner feedback
  • Improved Microsoft Teams desktop and mobile client experiences
  • Improved integration of SPFx with the Microsoft Teams Toolkit VS Code extension
  • Improved Microsoft Teams Meeting apps support with SharePoint Framework
  • Introduce Microsoft Viva product type in the Microsoft app source for customers to find the solution more easily
  • Publish and acquire SharePoint Framework solutions directly from the Microsoft Teams store
  • Performance improvements across apps (dev and runtime)
  • Provide more 1st party controls and components available for 3rd party developers
  • Continuous updates on the technical dependencies
  • and more… 🚀

Notice that these plans are subject to change, and we cannot provide exact timelines for mentioned features.

What would you like to see in SharePoint Framework? – Let us know in the discussions at GitHub.

 

What’s SharePoint Framework?

SharePoint Framework (SPFx) is widely used extensibility in Microsoft 365 with tens of millions of end users each month for the custom components built by 3rd party developers for Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Viva and SharePoint. It’s the easiest way to build enterprise extensibility for Microsoft 365 and it’s taken advantage by thousands of partners and customers on building custom experiences for end users.

Key capabilities of the SharePoint Framework for Microsoft 365 are following:

  • Content Driven Applications – SharePoint Framework can be used to build content driven applications on surfacing information easily from Microsoft 365 with Microsoft Graph or to integrate with externally hosted content.
  • Automatic Single Sign On – SharePoint Framework components have automatic and seamless SSO included for all platforms they are hosted. No specific consents needed from Microsoft 365 end users.
  • Automatic hosting – SharePoint Framework components are automatically hosted in SharePoint without additional maintenance or operational costs.
  • Industry standard tooling – SharePoint Framework is using standard web stack tooling with node, npm, TypeScript and any JavaScript framework of your preference. Just standard web skills needed, no special skills needed. Anyone can do this.

SharePoint Framework has also made the permission and token management for accessing the data in Microsoft 365 easy. You will be using the awesome Microsoft Graph APIs for accessing business data and you can further simplify the development of SharePoint Framework components by taking advantage of the Microsoft Graph Toolkit, which provides reusable controls with data connectivity to Microsoft Graph.

SharePoint Framework experiences in Microsoft 365

 

Feedback, support and issues

We are building SharePoint Framework for you, so please keep on providing us with feedback and input on the needed capabilities.

If you are looking into building experiences for Microsoft 365, we strongly recommend on joining our community calls and other Microsoft 365 community activities. More details from https://aka.ms/m365/community.

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