Skip to main content

Office 365: Blog

SharePoint Add-ins Extensions

SharePoint Development Community (PnP) – September 2018 update

SharePoint Dev Ecosystem / SharePoint Patterns and Practices (PnP) September 2018 update is out with a summary of the latest guidance, samples, and solutions from SharePoint engineering or from the community for the community. This article is a summary of all the different areas and topics around SharePoint Dev ecosystem during the past month.

What is SharePoint Patterns & Practices (PnP)?

SharePoint / Office Dev Patterns and Practices

SharePoint PnP is a nick-name for SharePoint Dev Ecosystem activities coordinated by SharePoint engineering. SharePoint PnP is community driven open source initiative where Microsoft and external community members are sharing their learning’s around implementation practices for SharePoint and Office 365. Active development and contributions happen in GitHub by providing contributions to the samples, reusable components, and documentation.

PnP is owned and coordinated by SharePoint engineering, but this is work done by the community for the community. The initiative is currently facilitated by Microsoft, but already at this point, we have multiple community members as part of the PnP Core team and we are looking to extend the Core team with more community members.

Notice that since this is open source community initiative, there’s no SLAs for the support for the samples provided through GitHub. Obviously, all officially released components and libraries are under official support from Microsoft. You can use the SharePoint Developer group in the Microsoft Tech Community for providing input and to ask any questions about the existing materials.

Some key statistics around SharePoint Developer topics from August 2018

  • GitHub repository forks at most popular repositories in SharePoint GitHub organization
  • Unique visitors during the past 2 weeks in SharePoint organization repositories – 39,287
  • Merged pull requests across SharePoint repositories (cumulative) – 5,110
  • Closed issues and enhancements ideas cross SharePoint repositories (cumulative) – 4,371
  • SharePoint Online CSOM NuGet package downloads (cumulative) – 657,368
  • Page views in SharePoint Dev pages at docs.microsoft.com – 879,711
  • Unique tenants using PnP components – 17,773
  • Http requests towards SharePoint Online from PnP components (CSOM Core, PowerShell, PnP JS Core) – 12,610,330,163
  • SharePoint Dev YouTube channel had 32,800 views with 187,275 minutes of watch time

Main resources around SharePoint PnP and SharePoint development

September 2018 monthly community call

Agenda for the Tuesday 11th of September 2018 SharePoint Dev Ecosystem / Patterns and Practices community call at 8 AM PST / 5 PM CEST:

  • Monthly summary of SharePoint Development topics – Latest SharePoint roadmap and community news – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) ~15 min
  • Demo – Deploy consistent footer for your tenant with centralized control for links and settings – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) ~15 min
  • Demo – Building SharePoint Framework components with Angular Elements – Andrew Connell (Voitanos) ~15 min
  • Demo – Introducing new open-source community driven template project for SPFx – Stefan Bauer ~15 min

Monthly community call will get recorded and release to PnP YouTube channel typically within 24 hours after the recording is ended. If you have any questions, comments or feedback, please participate in our discussions in the Microsoft Tech Community under SharePoint developer group.

SharePoint Dev Blog posts

Here are the latest blog posts and announcements around SharePoint development topics from developer.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/blogs

PnP Community Calls

SharePoint Dev community has 3 different recurrent community calls, which you can choose to participate based on your interest and availability. All calls are recorded and published in the SharePoint Dev YouTube channel typically within following 24 hours after the call.

If you are interested in doing a live demo of your solution or sample in these calls, please do reach out to the PnP Core Team members (list later in this post). These are great opportunities to gain visibility for example for existing MVPs or for community members who would like to be MVPs in future.

SharePoint Dev Ecosystem in GitHub

There are quite a few different GitHub repositories under the SharePoint brand since we wanted to ensure that you can easily find and reuse what’s relevant to you. We do also combine multiple solutions to one repository so that you can more easily sync and get the latest changes to our released guidance and samples.

PnP specific repositories – solution designs and tooling

  • PnP – Main repository for SP add-in, Microsoft Graph etc. samples
  • PnP-Sites-Core – Office Dev PnP Core component
  • PnP-PowerShell – Office Dev PnP PowerShell Cmdlets
  • PnP-Tools – Tools and scripts targeted more for IT Pro’s and for on-premises for SP2013 and SP2016
  • PnP-Partner-Pack – Packaged guidance with detailed instructions on setting things up in Office 365 and in Azure.
  • PnP-Transformation – Material specifically for the transformation process. Currently, includes samples around InfoPath replacement and transformation tooling from farm solutions to add-in model.
  • PnP-Provisioning-Schema – PnP Provisioning engine schema repository
  • PnP-IdentityModel – Open source replacement of Microsoft.IdentityModel.Extensions.dll

Repositories in the PnP organization

  • PnPjs – PnPjs Framework repository
  • o365 CLI – Cross-OS command line interface to manage Office 365 tenant settings

Area-specific updates

SharePoint development samples

These are samples which are available from the SharePoint client-side web part sample repository at https://github.com/SharePoint/sp-dev-fx-webparts or from the SharePoint Framework Extensions repository at https://github.com/SharePoint/sp-dev-fx-extensions.

Web parts

  • New sample react-accordion illustrating the use of React Accessible Accordion plugin
  • New sample react-visio showing how to use the Visio JavaScript APIs within a client-side web part
  • Updates to react-script-editor to reduce the bundle size and improve performance
  • Updates to react-search-refiners to use dynamic data for web part to web part communications and other improvements
  • Numerous other updates on updating solutions to the latest version and other adjustments

SharePoint Framework Extensions

  • New sample global-footer demonstrating how to build standard footer using application customizer and publish that to all sites in a tenant
  • New sample react-application-sitepagecoremetadata sample  demonstrates how to display the core metadata information for a Site Page from application customizer
  • Numerous other updates on updating solutions to the latest version and other adjustments

Other samples and solutions

  • Lot’s of improvements in the SharePoint Modernization Framework which can be used to transform classic wiki and web part pages to client-side modern pages:
    • Wikitext handling: Headers (H1 to H3), STRONG and EM tags with custom formatting do retain their formatting

 

Other open-source projects and assets

  • Reusable SharePoint Framework controls – Reusable controls for SharePoint Framework web part and extension development. Separate projects for React content controls and Property Pane controls for web parts. These controls are using Office UI Fabric React controls under the covers and they are SharePoint aware to increase the productivity of developers.
  • Office 365 CLI – Using the Office 365 CLI, you can manage your Microsoft Office 365 tenant and SharePoint Framework projects on any platform. See release notes for the latest updates.
  • PnPJs – PnPJs encapsulates SharePoint REST APIs and provides a fluent and easily usable interface for querying data from SharePoint sites. It’s a replacement of already deprecated pnp-js-core library. See changelog for the latest updates.
  • PnP Provisioning Engine and PnP CSOM Core – PnP provisioning engine is part of the PnP CSOM extension. They encapsulate complex business driven operations behind easily usable API surface, which extends out-of-the-box CSOM NuGet packages. See changelog for the latest updates.
  • PnP PowerShell – PnP PowerShell cmdlets are open-source complement for the SharePointOnlinee cmdlets. There are more than 300 different cmdlets to use and you can use them to manage tenant settings or to manipulate actual SharePoint sites. They See changelog for the latest updates.
  • List formatting definitions – Community contributed samples around the column and view formatting in GitHub.
  • Site Designs and Site Scripts – Community contributed samples around SharePoint Site Designs and Site Scripts in GitHub.

 

SharePoint Dev articles

SharePoint Dev articles are surfaced at docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/dev. ´Since the last release, we have now merged also SharePoint PnP Solution guidance to docs.microsoft.com platform, so you’ll only have one location to follow all relevant SharePoint Dev documentation and guidance. You can provide contributions to these documents by submitting documentation improvements using GitHub tooling. All of the SharePoint Dev docs are stored and surfaced from the sp-dev-docs repository.

Here are new/updated articles on the SharePoint Development.

SharePoint Dev YouTube video channel

You can find all SharePoint Dev videos on our YouTube Channel at http://aka.ms/spdev-videos. This location contains already a significant amount of detailed training material, demo videos, and community call recordings.

Key contributors to the September 2018 update

Here’s the list of active contributors (in alphabetical order) since last release details in SharePoint Dev repositories or community channels. PnP is really about building tooling and knowledge together with the community for the community, so your contributions are highly valued across the Office 365 customers, partners and obviously also at Microsoft.

Thank you for your assistance and contributions on the behalf of the community. You are making a difference!

Companies: Here’s the companies, which provided support for PnP initiative for this month by allowing their employees working for the benefit of others in the PnP initiative. There were also people who contributed from other companies during last month, but we did not get their logos and approval to show them in time for these communications. If you still want your logo for this month’s release, please let us know and share the logo with us. Thx.

2toLead  Arvo Systems   Catapult Systems  ClearPeople  CPS  DMI   Mavention piasys   Puzzlepart onebit software  Rapid Circlerencore  SharePointalist   Sogeti  Stefan BauerSympraxis Consulting Valo  Voitanos


Microsoft people:
 Here’s the list of Microsoft people who have been closely involved with the PnP work during last month.

SharePoint PnP Core Team

SharePoint PnP Core team manages SharePoint PnP community work in the GitHub and also coordinates different open-source projects around SharePoint development topics. PnP Core Team members have a significant impact on driving adoption of the Office 365 and SharePoint development topics. They have shown their commitment to the open-source and community driven work by constantly contributing for the benefit of the others in the community. Thank you for all that you do!

Here are the Microsoft Internal PnP Core team members

Next steps

  • September 2018 monthly community call is on Tuesday 11th of September at 8 AM PST / 5 PM CEST / 4 PM GMT for latest release details with demos – Download recurrent invite to monthly community call with a detailed schedule for your time zone from http://aka.ms/sppnp-call.

Learn, Reuse, Share - aka.ms/sppnp

 

“Sharing is caring”

 


SharePoint Team, Microsoft – 11th of September 2018

filter-icon