SharePoint PnP Webcast – What is SharePoint PnP JavaScript Core library?

In this PnP Webcast, we concentrate on covering PnP JavaScript Core library (sp-pnp-js). Key concentration is around the scenarios and value of what this library actually provides. PnP JS Core library can be used in SharePoint Online or in SharePoint on-premises to simplify access to SharePoint data in JavaScript development. It can also be used in server side JavaScript implementation with Node.js. Library provides easy to use, fluent API for the typical information in SharePoint. It simplifies operations towards SharePoint by hiding any additional complexity with REST API operations. You can us it with SharePoint Framework, SharePoint add-ins or with Script Editor Web Part based implementations.

Presentation covers following topics:

  • History of the sp-pnp-js library
  • Current state of the library
  • Relantionship with SharePoint Framework
  • Future golas for the library
  • Optionbs to access SharePoint data from SharePoint Framework – comparing sp-pnp-code to other options

Webcast demo (20:59) shows following details

  • Eplanation of the demo setup
  • Adding items in a batch to a list
  • Debugging information provided by pnp-js-core library
  • Using pnp-js-core in script editor web part
  • Using pnp-js-core project for debugging and testing the JS library

Webcast presenters: Patrick RodgersVesa Juvonen 

Presentation used in this web cast is available from

Demo used in the library is available from the PnP JS Core GtiHub 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. 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 – 27th of March 2017