In this PnP Webcast, we concentrate on demonstrating how to build provisioning solution using modern lists, PnP PowerShell and Azure WebJobs. Mikael Svenson from Puzzlepart demonstrates a solution architecture, which they are using commonly with their deployments to SharePoint Online for their customers. Implementation is using PnP PowerShell to provide easily customizable provisioning logic based on the PnP remote provisioning model. PnP PowerShell can be used with SharePoint Online, SharePoint 2016 and SharePoint 2013. It provides more than 200 additional cmdlets to automate operations towards SharePoint.
Presentation covers following topics:
- What does remote provisioning mean in practice?
- Logical architecture for the demonstrated solution
Webcast demo (8:35) shows following details
- Walkthrough the solution flow in practice
- Request form as a modern list in SharePoint
- Azure WebJob configuration
- PowerShell scripts for handling the actual provisioning
- How to monitor execution from the Azure side
- How to create PnP remote provisioning templates
- Governance scripts to ensure consistency cross site collections in tenant
Presentation used in this web cast is available from http://docs.com/OfficeDevPnP.
Video at YouTube.
See following resources around the SharePoint Framework.
- Demonstrated solution
- PnP PowerShell documentation in MSDN
- PnP PowerShell GitHub repository
- PnP Sites Core – Contains among other things the actual remote provisioning engine which is used by PowerShell
- Azure WebJobs documentation
- PnP Provisioning Engine documentation in MSDN
- Webcast – Introduction to PnP Provisioning Engine
What is SharePoint Patterns & Practices (PnP) web cast series?
SharePoint 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 http://aka.ms/SPPnP-Call.
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 – 10th of April 2017