Andrew Connell

Microsoft Learning: Create Adaptive Card Extensions (ACE) for Microsoft Viva Connections

Microsoft recently published a self-paced module I've been working on the last few weeks to Microsoft Learning on creating Adaptive Card Extensions with SPFx.

In the last few weeks of 2022, I was working on a new module for Microsoft Learning. The module, Create Adaptive Card Extensions (ACE) for Microsoft Viva Connections, was recently published to the Microsoft Learning site!

This module will introduce you to creating custom Adaptive Card Extensions (ACEs) with the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) that can be used in Viva Connections dashboards. These ACEs will work within all Viva Connections clients including the desktop and mobile apps.

About Adaptive Card Extensions (ACEs)

Customers can customize Viva Connections and Viva Home in multiple ways to create tailored experiences for their customers.

Developers can customize and extend Viva Connections with web parts created using the SharePoint Framework (SPFx). Editors can then place the web parts in content areas of pages and configure them to create a customized experience for users.

Developers can also create SPFx application customizers, a type of SPFx extension, that can inject HTML and JavaScript into the header and footer of pages.

Another type of extensibility option developers and customizers can use to customize Viva Connections and Viva Home is with Adaptive Card Extensions (ACEs). ACEs are similar to web parts but primarily use Adaptive Cards to implement the user experience.

Viva Connections

Viva Connections

About the Microsoft Learning module

In this module, you learn the basics of ACEs including working with the Image Card template and displaying items from an external service…

ACE Image Card displaying dynamic images from Mars rovers with the NASA Open API

ACE Image Card displaying dynamic images from Mars rovers with the NASA Open API

ACE Image Card displaying dynamic images from Mars rovers with the NASA Open API

… but also how to leverage some of the newer features, like custom actions to both show & select locations from a map.

Managing Campus Shuttle drivers with multiple Quick Views

Managing Campus Shuttle drivers with multiple Quick Views

Managing Campus Shuttle drivers with multiple Quick Views

You can learn more about the module from the publications section on my site: Microsoft Learning: Create Adaptive Card Extensions (ACE) for Microsoft Viva Connections .

Andrew Connell
Developer & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.