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SharePoint PnP Webcast – Business Value of PnP assets – Why to use reusable components?

In this PnP Webcast, we wanted to concentrate on the PnP initiative and really talk about the value of the initiate or it’s assets for the field. This can be considered as 100 level introduction to the SharePoint PnP initiative, including objectives and value it’s targeted to provide for the customers and partners. PnP initiative is coordinated and owned by SharePoint engineering, but work happens together with community members. All PnP initiative assets are open source and you can use them anyway as you wish in your own deployments or customizations. 

Presentation covers following topics:

  • Past, present and current with PnP – Usage of the libraries cross the world
  • Key reasoning to get familiar with PnP initiative
    • Kickstart your solutions with reusable samples and components
    • Learn proven practices
    • Stay current
    • Reuse existing IP built together with community
  • Introduction or value of main PnP assets
    • PnP .NET Core component
    • PnP PowerShell Cmdlets
    • PnP JavaScript Core Library
    • PnP Partner Pack
    • PnP Sample Gallery
  • Public customer and partner references

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 – 20th of February 2017