SharePoint PnP Webcast – PnP Core and PowerShell Test automation

In this PnP Webcast, we concentrated on showing how we perform integration / scenario testing for the PnP Core Component and PnP PowerShell solutions. These both are widely used by customers and partners in their day-to-day work, so we are looking to ensure as high quality functionalities as possible with automated daily tests. PnP automated test results are available for review at, which is a site where you can drill into details on each specific test case cross different target environments (SharePoint 2013, 2016 or online). 

> Notice. You can use this webcast also as an inspiration for test automation for your environment. All test assets and used automation is available from PnP repositories for you to reuse. 

Presentation covers following topics:

  • Integration / functional testing of PnP Core and PowerShell
  • How PnP initiative performs testing cross different environments
  • How different validation circles work in SharePoint Online
  • Test engine architecture
  • Planned improvements for the test automation

Web cast demo (17:03) shows following details

  • Demonstration of web site for the test results
    • Different types of tests
    • Reporting of different environments and test results
    • Drilling into test report details
  • How to subscribe daily test summary on test results

Webcast presenters: Bert JansenVesa 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 DevPatterns & 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 – 24th of October 2016