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SharePoint PnP Webcast – Customization options with SharePoint Online “modern” experiences

In this PnP Webcast, we cover what are the current customization options around the SharePoint “modern” experiences. This is relatively long webcast with multiple demos, since we wanted to cover different scenarios for the site and list customizations. We have also recently released new MSDN guidance around the customization options for “modern” experiences. This guidance will be kept up to date as we are rolling out new support scenarios. 

Notice that the webcast was recorded December 2016 and this is evolving area with additional supported scenarios being constantly released.

Presentation covers following topics:

  • Available MSDN Guidance
  • Modern experiences – current customization support status
  • Modern site provisioning
  • What’s customizations are supported currently on modern sites
  • Customizing modern lists and libraries
  • User custom action limitations for lists
  • What about converting existing “classic” sites to “modern”

First web cast demo (14:22) shows following details

  • Modern team site creation using oob user interfaces
  • Provisioning modern team site using PnP PowerShell – You can also provision modern team sites using managed code
  • Accessing modern team site using PnP PowerShell or CSOM

Second webcast demo (34:52) shows following details

  • Creating a custom theme for your site
  • Applying a custom theme to modern team site using PnP PowerShell or CSOM

Third webcast demo (55:14) shows following details

  • Adding custom buttons and links to modern lists and libraries
  • Adding custom actions to modern lists and libraries
  • Using PnP PowerShell to apply a template with needed customizations for modern lists and libraries

Webcast presenters: Vesa JuvonenBert Jansen

Presentation used in this web cast is available from

Video at YouTube.

Additional resources

See following resources around the covered topics.

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

SharePoint / Office Dev Patterns and PracticesSharePoint / 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 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 – 9th of January 2017