SharePoint PnP Webcast – Programming modern pages with zones, sections, news and home pages

In this PnP Webcast, we concentrate on how you programmatically can create and manipulate modern pages and in particular how to use the added support for modern client-side pages with multiple zones and sections. Modern pages are the default page type for both modern SharePoint sites as for classic SharePoint team sites, hence being able to use CSOM to create modern pages and update them by adding or removing client side web parts is something that’s very useful in your SharePoint extensibility scenarios. You can also find direct links to used samples and guidance documentation under additional resources section in this blog post. 

The presentation covers following topics:

Webcast demo (3:07) shows following details

  • Creating a modern client-side page with 2 zones having different layouts
  • Adding text and third party client side web parts on client side pages
  • Controlling the page commenting feature
  • Creating a news article page
  • Creating a custom home page

Webcast presenters: Bert JansenVesa Juvonen 

The presentation used in this web cast is available from SharePoint PnP SlideShare.

The demo used in the webcast is available from SharePoint PnP GitHub repository.

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. The 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 to 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, 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 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 – 7th of August 2017