Office Dev PnP Webcast – PnP PowerShell - Getting started with latest updates

In this PnP Web Cast we concentrated on the PnP PowerShell. Key objective was to explain why it exists, how to get started and cover some of the new commandlets which have been recently added to the package. PnP PowerShell is community driven, open source package, which is evolving on monthly basis. It gives you an easy way to script and automate SharePoint related tasks in SharePoint online or in on-premises.

Presentation covers following topics:

  • Getting started with PnP PowerShell
  • Difference compared to native SharePoint Online PowerShell cmdlets.
  • List of main commands in the package (>150 overall)

Web cast demo shows following details

  • Installing PnP PowerShell
  • Connecting to SharePoint online or on-premises
  • Using PnP PowerShell cmdlets to access and manipulate your SharePoint sites efficiently

Web cast presenters: Erwin van HunenVesa Juvonen

Presentation used in this web cast is available from

Video at Channel 9.

Additional resources

See following resources around PnP PowerShell. 

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

SharePoint and 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 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 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

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 or use the Office 365 Network.

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Vesa Juvonen, Senior Program Manager, SharePoint, Microsoft - 15th of August 2016