PnP Web Cast - Introducing SharePoint WebHooks

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In this PnP Web Cast we concentrated on upcoming SharePoint WebHooks capability. This is capability which will be available for first release tenants starting from summer 2016. WebHooks will provide more reliable remote event mechanism for operations happening in SharePoint side. In the past you might have used server side event receivers or remote event receivers to achieve similar capability.

WebHooks are industry standard model for http based events used by also by multiple other services than Office 365. Currently WebHooks are already supported for OneDrive for Business and for Outlook. SharePoint support will be also gradually introduced, like explained in this web cast.

Notice. When this web cast was released SharePoint WebHooks were not yet available in Office 365 tenants. This is preview on upcoming capability, which will be available for first release tenants during summer 2016. We'll do proper announcements around the availability at, when this capability is available. 

Presentation covers following topics:

  • What are WebHooks?
  • How to subscribe to a WebHook?
  • Event notifications and processing
  • GetChanges pattern
  • Why to use WebHooks over Remote Event Receivers?

Web cast demo shows following details

  • SharePoint.WebHooks Visual Studio sample walk-through
  • How to subscribe WebHooks
  • How to implement asynchronous pattern with WebHooks using Azure Storage Queues and WebJobs

Sample used in the web cast will be made available from the Office 365 Dev Patterns and Practices code gallery when WebHooks will be enabled in first release tenants. 

Web cast presenters: Bert JansenVesa Juvonen

Presentation used in this web cast is available from

Additional resources

See following resources around the WebHooks in general

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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    Will webhooks be available in on-premise SharePoint (2013-2016) or in SharePoint-online only?

  • User profile image

    @aland17 I assume 2013 will be out of the question. 2016 perhaps with a feature pack?

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    How we will come to know whether webhooks will be available @ tenant level. Recently I made my tenant as first level. And also is there any code in Git Hub to download and test it

  • User profile image

    The sample code is not in GitHub in the PnP samples. Would be great to use it as a starting point.

  • User profile image

    Actually it is the link on this article is wrong. For others looking for the source in this video it is located at

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