Office Dev PnP Web Cast – How to get started with Office Dev PnP?

In this PnP Web Cast we wanted to do a high level introduction on what the Office Dev Patterns and Practices (PnP) initiative is all about and what are all the different resources avaialble for the field to access and reuse. Since we are getting this question every now and then, we wanted to create video which we can use as the introduction story for the PnP initiative. This web cast is slightly longer than typical PnP web casts due numerous quick demos and the amount of material we wanted to cover. 

Presentation covers following topics

  • What's Office Dev Patterns and Practices (PnP) initiative
  • What's available from the PnP?
  • What are the different resources and access points for the materials?
  • Supportability story for PnP
  • How and why to contribute or get more closely involved?

There's three specific demos in this recording as follows

  • Using PnP search tools at dev.office.com to find what's relevant for you from the available samples and guidance
  • Using PnP Core Component (.net) in your managed code
  • Using PnP PowerShell for streamlining your automation scripts

Web cast presenters: Vesa Juvonen, Erwin van Hunen 

Erwin works as a Product Owner at Rencore and is also a Office 365 Dev PnP Core team member. 

Presentation used in this web cast is available from http://docs.com/OfficeDevPnP.

Video at Channel 9.

Addition resources

See following resources around the covered topics

Thanks for your interest on the PnP initiative.

What is Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices (PnP) web cast series?Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices

Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices (PnP) web cast series cover different patterns, practices and topics around development with Office 365 and SharePoint. Majority of the topics are valid for the Office 365 and SharePoint on-premises. Our objective is to release new around 30-45 minute long web cast each Monday with few slides and live demo on the covered topic. All web casts are published at the PnP Channel 9 video blog with additional references on the existing materials.

PnP is community driven open source project where Microsoft and external community members are sharing their learning's around implementation practices for Office 365 and SharePoint on-premises (add-in model). Active development and contributions happen our GitHub project under dev branch and each month there will be a master merge (monthly release) with more comprehensive testing and communications. Latest activities and future plans are covered in our monthly community calls which are open for anyone from the community. Download invite from http://aka.ms/OfficeDevPnPCall.

This is work done by the community for the community without any actual full time people. It’s been great to find both internal and external people who are willing to assist and share their learning's for the benefit of others. This way we can build on the common knowledge of us all. Currently program is facilitated by Microsoft, but already at this point we have multiple community members as part of the Core team and we are looking to extend the Core team with more community members.

If you have any questions, comments or feedback around PnP program or this blog post, please use the PnP Yammer group at http://aka.ms/OfficeDevPnPYammer.

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Vesa Juvonen, Senior Program Manager, Office 365, Microsoft - 4th of April 2016

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