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SharePoint PnP Webcast – Automate custom solution deployment steps at Office 365 and Azure

In this PnP Webcast, we wanted to concentrate on how you can automate your custom solution deployments to Office 365 and to Azure. We use PnP Partner Pack reference solution as the example case, which also contains now the updated wizard steps, which you can use in your solutions as well. PnP Partner Pack has simple UI to sign-in to Office 365 and to Azure subscription and will then fully take care of the deployment steps to the specific Office 365 tenant. Automation will compile latest version of the available code, create needed site collections and takes care of the Azure configuration for app-only access to SharePoint Online. 

Solution is combination of SharePoint PnP PowerShell, usage of Microsoft Graph APIs and API calls to Microsoft Azure management APIs

Presentation covers following topics:

  • Introduction to reference solution – PnP Partner Pack
    • Ready to use reference solution for Office 365 and SharePoint Online
    • Open source solution available from GitHub
    • Based on SharePoint PnP samples, guidance and processes
    • Based on community efforts
    • Easy to setup and maintain
  • Web cast demo (11:08) shows following details
    • Demonstration of the UI elements around the automation
    • Walkthrough of the key areas in the code

Webcast presenters: Vesa JuvonenPaolo Pialorsi

Presentation used in this web cast is available from

Video at YouTube.

Additional resources

See following resources around the different covered topics.

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

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 – 27th of February 2017