Office Dev PnP Web Cast – Getting started with web stack in SharePoint development

In this PnP Web Cast we concentrated on getting started with general web stack in the context of SharePoint or Office 365. This recording was done before the SharePoint Framework announcements, so we are not mentioning that in the video, even though all presenters were aware of this new model. All techniques mentioned in this video do apply on the future SharePoint development models as well. 

Key objective of the web cast is to explain how you can get started on this model, which will be used in the future with SharePoint customizations. We’ll release more detailed web casts around the SharePoint Framework specific after this one.

Presentation covers following topics:

  • Development and design stack – Tools and framework to concentrate on
  • Why would you start implementing your customizations using this model?
  • Web stack vs. Classic Microsoft Tools – How does tooling map on typical MS development models
  • Web stack and back end services – it’s not all about JavaScript

Demo section concentrates on showing following topics:

  • What to install and where to get started?
  • How to get started with Visual Studio code and node.js development

Web cast presenters: Stefan Bauer, Waldek MastykarzVesa Juvonen

Stefan works as an independent consultant and Waldek works in Rencore AB

Presentation used in this web cast is available from

Video at Channel 9.

Additional resources

See following resources around the covered topics

What is Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices (PnP) web cast series?Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices

Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices (PnP) web cast 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 30-45 minute long web cast each Monday with few slides and live demo on the covered topic. All web casts are published at the PnP Channel 9 video blog 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, Office 365, Microsoft – 9th of May 2016