SharePoint PnP Webcast – PnP Core team on the future of SharePoint development

During early November, we had a really rare occasion to have many of the SharePoint PnP Core Team members in one location at the same time, so we wanted to record a special PnP webcast with multiple team members. MVPs were there to participate in the MVP Summit and we had many of the Microsoft team members also in Redmond, so this opened up a great opportunity to have a discussion on different topics around the SharePoint customizations. This was more a podcast type of a recording, but we added some content on provided video around the covered topics with few pictures. 

Key topic which we wanted to address was around providing more insights on the future of SharePoint customizations. Where are we heading and what would be the key considerations around the customizations in the future? We built the discussion around following key questions for different people in the team. 

  • What’s the future of PowerShell based customizations and PnP PowerShell cmdlet’s?
  • What’s the future of PnP Provisioning Engine around SharePoint Online and on-premises?
  • Will all the future APIs come only from Microsoft Graph in the future also for SharePoint?
  • How to learn the new development stack for SharePoint Framework? Guidance and pointers?
  • What’s the relationship with PnP JS Core library and SharePoint Framework? What’s the future for PnP JS Core JavaScript library?
  • Is all the development just JavaScript with SharePoint in future?
  • PnP has been growing from a small grass root effort as a global initiative in few years, how do you feel about that?

Webcast presenters:

Video at YouTube.

Additional resources

Here are some additional resources around the covered topics. 

What is SharePoint / Office DevPatterns & 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 – 21st of November 2016