SharePoint PnP Webcast – Introduction to PnP Templates Gallery

In this PnP Webcast we concentrated on covering SharePoint Patterns and Practices (PnP) Templates Gallery, which is an open source remote provisioning template gallery for PnP provisionign templates. PnP Templages Gallery can be used to consume and share PnP provisioning templates with SharePoint on-premises and SharePoint Online. You can use the PnP provisionign templates available from the Gallery site in your deployments using either managed code or by using PnP PowerShell Cmdlets. These templates are using so called remote provisioning pattern, which also means that they are future proven model without feature framework usage, like classic site templates or site definitions. 

You can create PnP provisioning templates simply by designing your SharePoint site using a browser and then export this site as a reusable template using managed code or with PnP PowerShell cmdlets. When template is extracted, it can be then used to apply configurations or customizations on existing SharePoint sites. We released the gallery only with few templates, but are looking forward on the contributions from the community side, so that we can grow the available templates for others to use as well.

Presentation covers following topics:

  • What is PnP Templates Gallery?
  • How to use templages from the gallery?
  • How to submit your templates?

Web cast demo shows following details

  • Walkthrough of the PnP Templates Gallery UI for finding what's relevant for you
  • How to download and use templates from the gallery - step-by-step actions
  • How to use PnP PowerShell CmdLets for template manipulation?
  • How to submit your templates to PnP Templates Gallery?

Webcast presenters: Paolo PialorsiVesa Juvonen

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

Video at YouTube.

Additional resources

See following resources around PnP Provisioning Engine, PnP PowerShell and PnP Templages Gallery. 

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 - 10th of October 2016

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