Office Dev PnP Web Cast – How to contribute to Office Dev PnP initiative?

In this PnP Web Cast we concentrated on covering in practice how to contribute for the Office Dev Patterns and Practices (PnP) initiative for the benefit of others in the community. Presentation covers different ways to contribute for this community driven initiative and demonstration section will show how this can be done in practice.

Presentation covers following topics

  • What options do I have to help Office Dev PnP?
  • What tools do I need for GitHub?
  • Pulling down the PnP Code
  • Preparing to contribute with pull requests
  • Creating a pull request and submitting that for review

In demo section Bert shows in practice how to use GitHub tooling in general, fork your code, pull that down to your computers, make modifications and create a pull request for getting your changes included in the main repository. 

Web cast presenters: Bert Jansen, Vesa Juvonen

Bert works as a Service Engineer at Office 365 engineering and is also a Office 365 Dev PnP Core team member. 

Presentation used in this web cast is available from

Video at Channel 9.

What kind of contributions are welcome?

Here’s a short list of areas where you can contribute towards PnP.

  • Documentation and sample description updates
  • Reporting issues on existing samples
  • Modifying existing samples and other solutions, like the PnP Core component or PnP Partner Pack
  • New samples on the Microsoft Graph around Office 365 APIs
  • New samples on the SharePoint side (on-premises and online)
  • New samples on the Office client side

Addition resources

See following resources around the covered topics

Thanks for your contributions and assistance on this community initiative advance. 

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 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.

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

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.

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Vesa Juvonen, Senior Program Manager, Office 365, Microsoft – 28th of March 2016