SharePoint PnP Webcast – Introduction to PnP Partner Pack v2

In this PnP Web Cast we concentrated on covering all the key capabilities in new PnP Partner Pack v2.0 release. PnP Partner Pack is great open source reference solution, which combines multiple different PnP initiative patterns for providing polished UIs for self-service site provisioning capability. It provides end user capabilities for the site collection and sub site creation. It also provides multiple different enterprise governance solutions to manage your SharePoint Online sites easily from provided UIs. PnP Partner Pack can be used as such in your deployments or you can use it as an inspiration around what you want to accomplish. 

What's PnP Partner Pack?

  • Ready to use reference solution for Office 365 and SharePoint Online
  • Open source project in the GitHub under PnP initiative
  • Demonstrates usage of PnP guidance and patterns in enterprise solution
  • Uses Office UI Fabric to provide consistent UI with modern SharePoint experiences
  • Concentrates on site provisioning scenarios for site collections and sub sites - Includes save site as a template replacement with remote provisioning model
  • Based on community effort - from the community, for the community
  • Easy to setup, configure and maintain
  • For the site provisioning handling, PnP Partner Pack uses the PnP Provisioning Engine, which can be used with any managed code solution or with PnP PowerShell, if you prefer these operations to be more admin driven

Presentation covers following topics:

  • What's PnP Partner Pack v2.0
  • Main capabilities
  • Requirements
  • Architectural Pillars
  • Logical process
  • Deployment setps
  • Extensibiklity Points

Web cast demo shows following details (9:10-)

  • Where to find PnP Partner Pack - Resources, guidance and instructions
  • How does the PnP Partner Pack work - what's included
  • How responsive experience included in PnP Partner Pack works
  • How you can save sites as remote templates to template level
  • How to provision site collections or sites using saved templates
  • How upcoming PnP Provisioning Template Gallery works with PnP Partner Pack v2.0
  • How to control centrally template updates or tenant level branding using provided UIs in the solution

Web cast presenters: Paolo PialorsiVesa Juvonen

Presentation used in this web cast is available from http://aka.ms/SPPnP-Docs.

Video at YouTube.

Additional resources

See following resources around the SharePoint Framework. 

What is SharePoint / Office DevPatterns & Practices (PnP) web cast series?

SharePoint / Office Dev Patterns and PracticesSharePoint / Office Dev Patterns & Practices (PnP) webcast series covers 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 minute long web cast each Monday with few slides and a live demo on the covered topic. All web casts are published at the PnP YouTube channel 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 in our GitHub repositories 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/SPPnP-Call.

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 Microsoft Tech Community (SharePoint Developer group).

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Vesa Juvonen, Senior Program Manager, SharePoint, Microsoft - 19th of September 2016

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