SharePoint PnP Webcast – Provisioning SharePoint assets for your SharePoint Framework solution

In this PnP Webcast, we covered diffrent options around provisioning SharePoint assets to SharePoint sites as part of the SharePoint Framework solution package. Typical scenario would be a requirement to have a list(s) for a client-side web part in the site, when the solution is installed. This list should obviously get provisioned automatically for the site, when package is taken into use. This webcast shows different options on how to make this happen in practice and also specific demo around the feature framework based provisioning from SharePoint Framework solution packages. There are advantages and disadvantages in each of the possible options, so it's important to understand the technical implications in detail when you design your own SharePoint Framework solutions.

Presentation covers following topics:

  • SharePoint asset provisioning for SPFx solution as part of solution deployment
  • Different options for provisioning SharePoint assets from SharePoint Framework solution
  • Supported feature framework elements when declarative option is used
  • Update and upgrade story for solution packages

Web cast demo (28:10) shows following details

  • Creating feature framework assets for client-side web part
  • Showing where the assets are stored in the solution
  • Feature Framework definitions for field, content types and list instances
  • Creating schema.xml to have custom list experience
  • Show needed configuration in package-solution.json file for feature xml elements
  • Showing how the SPFx is packaging feature xml assets to solution file

Webcast presenters:  Vesa JuvonenWaldek Mastykarz

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

Video at YouTube.

Additional resources

See following resources around the SharePoint Framework. 

What is SharePoint Patterns & Practices (PnP) web cast series?

SharePoint / Office Dev Patterns and PracticesSharePoint 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 - 6th of March 2017

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