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Office Dev PnP Web Cast – Preparing for SharePoint Framework – What should I learn?

In this PnP Web Cast we concentrated on sharing how to get prepared for the upcoming SharePoint Framework. We are showing some of the tools used commonly with SharePoint Framework development and also how to use Visual Studio as your development environment for SharePoint Framework. 

Key objective of the web cast is to provide you additional insights on the upcoming capabilities and how to get prepared for them. SharePoint Framework will be available, with limited capabilities, for first release tenants during summer 2016.

Presentation covers following topics:

  • Typical tooling for SharePoint Framework
  • Web stack tooling vs classic Microsoft tools
  • Walk-through of the different tools and their purpose
  • Training path for mastering SharePoint Framework
  • Getting started with tooling

Demo section concentrates on showing following topics:

  • Walk-through of the different tooling and their purpose
  • Demonstration of the SharePoint Framework development with Visual Studio 2015

* Notice. It’s important to notice that we used preview tooling in this video, which is not yet available for the community to consume, when this video was released. When official tooling will be available, there might be also some changes on the exact commands and also on the capabilities in Visual Studio side.

Web cast presenters: Waldek MastykarzVesa Juvonen

Waldek works in Rencore AB and is one of the external members in the Office 365 Dev PnP Core team. 

Presentation used in this web cast is available from

Video at Channel 9.

Additional resources

See following resources around the SharePoint Framework

Tools mentioned in the web cast

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

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 a 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, SharePoint, Microsoft – 30th of May 2016