PnP Web Cast - How to get started with Office Dev PnP?

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In this PnP Web Cast we wanted to do a high level introduction on what the Office Dev Patterns and Practices (PnP) initiative is all about and what are all the different resources avaialble for the field to access and reuse. Since we are getting this question every now and then, we wanted to create video which we can use as the introduction story for the PnP initiative. This web cast is slightly longer than typical PnP web casts due numerous quick demos and the amount of material we wanted to cover. 

Presentation covers following topics

  • What's Office Dev Patterns and Practices (PnP) initiative
  • What's available from the PnP?
  • What are the different resources and access points for the materials?
  • Supportability story for PnP
  • How and why to contribute or get more closely involved?

There's three specific demos in this recording as follows

  • Using PnP search tools at to find what's relevant for you from the available samples and guidance
  • Using PnP Core Component (.net) in your managed code
  • Using PnP PowerShell for streamlining your automation scripts

Web cast presenters: Vesa Juvonen, Erwin van Hunen 

Erwin works as a Product Owner at Rencore and is also a Office 365 Dev PnP Core team member. 

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Addition resources

See following resources around the covered topics

Thanks for your interest on the PnP initiative.

If you have any feedback or comments related on this web cast, please use the Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices Yammer group to provider your input. Thx for your interest advance.

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    @Vesa.  Are your VS Code Snippets on GitHub?

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    I'm going to be completely honest with you; I do this to help, not to criticize.

    You are obviously extremely passionate about your particular topic, and it shows. Each of your videos that I've watched; and there have been at least 10 - 12 of them now I inevitably get to a point where I just throw my hands in the air and go 'oh well, maybe next time'. I have been in IT for 15 years or so now performing all sorts of roles from Helpdesk guy to Network Engineer to IT Consultant, so I do know IT; I even know a bit of programming (PowerShell / batch / vbs ).

    Unfortunately I am never ever going to get to know the Sharepoint PnP framework with you leading a discussion on the topic. That may hurt, but that it just the truth as I see it.

    You get sooooo excited about this topic, and your fellow guests / hosts are no help to you here, because they ALSO know and love Sharepoint / PnP as much as you do, so the questions and conversations you're graciously trying to 'dumb down' for us simply doesn't work. I am 21 minutes into this video now, and I'm confused as hell. I go to your PnP websites, and guess what? I'm confused as hell.

    My suggestion for you would be to get someone that has never ever ever seen a Sharepoint site in their lives and run through the steps with them. Yes, I am suggesting the grandmother test. If your grandmother knows how to setup a PnP site at the end of your next 'Getting Started' video, I would consider your job done.

    Hell, a further suggestion - get your grandmother to present it, and your grandfather to follow along.

    Should you need a fill-in grandfather, I'll be in the shed listening to the shortwave.

    Best Regards,

    Josh Clarke.
    Full Circle IT

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