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Office Dev PnP Web Cast – Introducing SharePoint WebHooks

In this PnP Web Cast we concentrated on upcoming SharePoint WebHooks capability. This is capability which will be available for first release tenants starting from summer 2016. WebHooks will provide more reliable remote event mechanism for operations happening in SharePoint side. In the past you might have used server side event receivers or remote event receivers to achieve similar capability.

WebHooks are industry standard model for http based events used by also by multiple other services than Office 365. Currently WebHooks are already supported for OneDrive for Business and for Outlook. SharePoint support will be also gradually introduced, like explained in this web cast.

Notice. When this web cast was released, SharePoint WebHooks were not yet available in Office 365 tenants. This is preview on upcoming capability, which will be available for first release tenants during summer 2016. We’ll do proper announcements around the availability at, when this capability is available. 

Presentation covers following topics:

  • What are WebHooks?
  • How to subscribe to a WebHook?
  • Event notifications and processing
  • GetChanges pattern
  • Why to use WebHooks over Remote Event Receivers?

Web cast demo shows following details

  • SharePoint.WebHooks Visual Studio sample walk-through
  • How to subscribe WebHooks
  • How to implement asynchronous pattern with WebHooks using Azure Storage Queues and WebJobs

Sample used in the web cast will be made available from the Office 365 Dev Patterns and Practices code gallery when WebHooks will be enabled in first release tenants. 

Web cast presenters: Bert JansenVesa Juvonen

Presentation used in this web cast is available from

Video at Channel 9.

Additional resources

See following resources around the SharePoint Framework

What is Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices (PnP) web cast series?PnP logo

Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices (PnP) web cast 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 30-45 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 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 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.

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Vesa Juvonen, Senior Program Manager, SharePoint, Microsoft – 13th of June 2016