Office Dev PnP Web Cast – Provisioning engine and reference solution with AngularJS

In this PnP Web Cast we continued covering different remote site provisioning solutions in the Office 365 Dev PnP sample gallery. Since remote provisioning pattern is the recommended option to provision sites and site collections, rather than using classic feature framework related model, we have quite a few different samples on this area.

Web casts concentrates on covering the most complex and comprehensive site provisioning in the PnP sample gallery, which is using multiple different technical solutions from Azure WebJobs to AngularJS based UI implementation. Covered solution is built together with the community for matching typical enterprise customer requirements. This sample is still evolving based on the input from the community, so all contributions are more than welcome.

Covered solution is called Provisioning.UX.App and is located the Solutions folder in the PnP sample gallery, since it's more production ready sample. PnP guidance contains multiple different solutions for the site provisioning topic, which demonstrates different capabilities and patterns. Target of having multiple solutions is to ensure that there's easily approachable sample to get started on the journey for different levels of skillset. We call this as providing stepping stones for the community to learn the right and recommended models for specific functionality.

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


Video at PnP Channel 9.

Additional resources

See following PnP videos for covering JavaScript embedding pattern.

See following guidance article from the PnP library for additional reference around the covered topics.

See following samples from the PnP library for additional reference around the covered topics.

  • Provisioning.Cloud.Async - Demonstrates simple site collection provisioning using Azure WebJobs
  • Provisioning.Framework.Console - Demonstrates usage of the PnP provisioning engine for applying branding and needed customizations to created site collections
  • Provisioning.Framework.Cloud.Async - Provisioning solution which shows how to take advantage of the PnP provisioning engine from Azure Web Job. Simplistic UI, but shows the overall process nicely.
  • PnP Partner Pack - Starter kit for the partners and customers around the site provisioning topics. Slightly simpler than the solution shown in this web cast, but contains great documentation and detailed guidance on how to configure solution to any Office 365 tenant.
  • Provisioning.UX.App - Solution which was covered in this web cast

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 targets to 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.

Office 365 Dev 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

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