SharePoint PnP Webcast – Transforming customizations to SharePoint Online

In this PnP Webcast, we concentrated on a classic topic around transforming your on-premises customizations (farm solutions) to valid options, when moving to SharePoint Online. You can still have customizations in SharePoint Online, but the implementation technique for the customizations is different than using classic SharePoint farm solutions, which are widely used in on-premises. Webcast concentrates on the key concepts around the customization options and on proven transformation process, which has been used with tens of large customization transformation projects. 

We don’t explicitly talk about all the detailed technical approaches for the transformation project, rather concentrate on the process discussion with few key recommendations on the technical side as well. Both presenters have lead numerous large transformation projects during past years, so they have hands-on experience on the classic challenges and also on recommendations for these kinds of projects. 

Presentation covers following topics:

  • SharePoint development options 
  • Approaching customization transformation – Transformation process
    • Readiness
    • Assessment
    • Planning
    • Implementation
    • Deployment
  • Key recommendations for transformation

Webcast presenters: Erwin van HunenVesa Juvonen 

Presentation used in this web cast is available from

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. 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.

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Vesa Juvonen, Senior Program Manager, SharePoint, Microsoft – 5th of June 2017