SharePoint PnP Webcast – Introduction to Office 365 CLI

In this PnP Webcast, we concentrated on the Office 365 CLI, which is cross-platform command line tool to Office 365 settings. This initiative was first started to address challenges for the SharePoint Framework developers to manage tenant level settings, like Office 365 CDN in their tenant in non-Windows, since those configuration options were only exposed using Windows PowerShell. Since the initial release, it has grown significantly with community contributions to address many configuration options in Office 365 tenants.

Office 365 CLI is community driven open-source initiative. Feedback, contributions and other ideas are always welcome. You can use for example Office 365 CLI Gitter conversation to start a discussion with the people who coordinate this effort.

Office 365 CLI it not targeted to replace PowerShell, rather provide an alternative option for tenant management with CLI style implementation, which is more natural for certain developers and administrators.

Presentation covers following discussion points:

  • What is Office 365 CLI?
  • How to get started with Office 365 CLI?

Webcast demo shows following things:

  • Installing Office 365 CLI to your environment
  • Connecting to Office 365 tenant
  • Different command available for tenant configuration
  • Runtime help and documentation

Webcast presenters: Waldek MastykarzVesa Juvonen

The presentation used in this webcast is available from new PnP SlideShare locations at

Video on YouTube.

Additional resources

See following resources on the covered topics.

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

SharePoint / Office Dev Patterns and Practices

SharePoint / Office Dev Patterns & Practices (PnP) webcast series covers different patterns, practices and topics around development with Office 365 and SharePoint. The majority of the topics are valid for the Office 365 and SharePoint on-premises. Our objective is to release a new webcast weekly or bi-weekly with few slides and a live demo of the covered topic. All webcasts are published at the PnP YouTube channel with additional references to the existing materials.

PnP is a 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 to 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, the 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 on SharePoint Development topics, 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 – 26th of February 2018