Microsoft 365 Patterns and Practices (PnP) Community April 2021 update is out with a summary of the latest guidance, samples, and solutions from Microsoft or from the community for the community. This article is a summary of all the different areas and topics around the community work we do around Microsoft 365 ecosystem during the past month. Thank you for being part of this success. Sharing is caring!
Microsoft 365 PnP is a nick-name for Microsoft 365 platform community activities coordinated by numerous teams inside of the Microsoft 365 engineering organizations. PnP is a community-driven open source initiative where Microsoft and external community members are sharing their learning's around implementation practices for Microsoft 365.
Topics vary from Microsoft Viva, Microsoft Graph, Microsoft Teams, OneDrive and SharePoint. Active development and contributions happen in GitHub by providing contributions to the samples, reusable components, and documentation for different areas. PnP is owned and coordinated by Microsoft engineering, but this is work done by the community for the community.
The initiative is facilitated by Microsoft, but we have multiple community members as part of the PnP team (see team details in end of the article) and we are always looking to extend the PnP team with more community members. Notice that since this is open source community initiative, so there’s no SLAs for the support for the samples provided through GitHub. Obviously, all officially released components and libraries are under official support from Microsoft.
Some key statistics around Microsoft 365 PnP initiative from March 2021:
Most viewed videos in the Microsoft 365 Community (PnP) YouTube channel during March 2021:
Most viewed videos in the Microsoft 365 Developer YouTube channel during March 2021:
Main resources around Microsoft 365 Community:
Here are the latest blog posts and announcements around Microsoft 365 development topics from https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blogs.
Latest community posts at https://aka.ms/m365pnp/community/blog
Community call recording blog posts:
PnP Weekly video blog / podcast shows:
We highly recommend also subscribing on the Microsoft 365 Developer Podcast show, which is a great show covering also latest development in the Microsoft 365 platform from developer and extensibility perspective.
There are numerous different community calls on different areas. All calls are being recorded and published either from Microsoft 365 Developer or Microsoft 365 Community (PnP) YouTube channels. Recordings are typically released within the following 24 hours after the call. You can find a detailed agenda and links to specific covered topics on blog post articles at the Microsoft 365 developer blog when the videos are published.
If you are interested in doing a live demo of your solution or sample in these calls, please do reach out to the PnP Team members (contacts later in this post) and they are able to help with the right setup. These are great opportunities to gain visibility for example for existing MVPs, for community members who would like to be MVPs in the future or any community member who'd like to share some of their learnings.
Most of the community driven repositories are in the PnP GitHub organization as samples are not product specifics as they can contain numerous different solutions or the solution works in multiple different applications.
All SharePoint specific repositories or services supported directly by Microsoft are located in the SharePoint GitHub organization
PnP specific repositories - solution designs and tooling
Repositories in the GitHub Microsoft Search organization controlled by the PnP initiative
Other related resources from GitHub
Following statements apply across all of the community lead and contributed samples and solutions, including samples, core component(s) and solutions, like SharePoint Starter Kit, yo teams or PnP PowerShell. All Microsoft released SDKs and tools are supported based on the specific tool policies.
Please see the specifics on the supportability on the tool, SDK or component repository or download page.
In April 2020 we announced our new Microsoft 365 PnP team model and grew the MVP team quite significantly. PnP model exists for having more efficient engagement between Microsoft engineering and community members. Let's build things together. Your contributions and feedback is always welcome! During August, we also crew the team with 5 new members. PnP Team coordinates and leads the different open-source and community efforts we execute in the Microsoft 365 platform.
We welcome all community members to get involved on the community and open-source efforts. Your input do matter!
Got feedback, suggestions or ideas? - Please let us know. Everything we do in this program is for your benefit. Feedback and ideas are more than welcome so that we can adjust the process for benefitting you even more.
These are different areas which are closely involved on the community work across the PnP initiative. Some are lead and coordinated by engineering organizations, some are coordinated by the community and MVPs.
Microsoft Graph Toolkit is engineering lead initiative, which works closely with the community on the open-source areas. The Microsoft Graph Toolkit is a collection of reusable, framework-agnostic web components and helpers for accessing and working with Microsoft Graph. The components are fully functional right of out of the box, with built in providers that authenticate with and fetch data from Microsoft Graph.
All the latest updates on the Microsoft Graph Toolkit is being presented in our bi-weekly Microsoft 365 Generic Dev community call, including the latest community contributors.
Community docs model was announced in the April 2020 and it's great to see the interest for community to help each other by providing new guidance on the non-dev areas. See more on the announcement from the SharePoint blog - Announcing the Microsoft 365 Community Docs. We do welcome contributions from the community - our objective is to build a valuable location for articles from Microsoft and community together.
Latest updates on this area as follows:
Have ideas for articles or want to contribute yourself? - Get involved! Here are also some additional resources explaining the model more detailed.
These are the updated SharePoint Framework samples which are available from the the different repositories.
How to find what's relevant for you? Take advantage of our SharePoint Framework web part and extension sample galleries - includes also solutions which work in Microsoft Teams
These are samples which have been contributed on the community samples since last summary. We do welcome all Microsoft Teams samples to this gallery. They can be implemented using in any technology.
If you are interested on Microsoft Teams samples, we have just released also new Microsoft Teams sample gallery. Contributions to Microsoft Teams samples is also more than welcome. This gallery already surfaces all Microsoft samples, Microsoft Teams app templates and community samples.
The "Sharing Is Caring" imitative is targeted for learning the basics around making changes in Microsoft Docs, in GitHub, submitting pull requests to the PnP repositories and in GitHub in general. Take advantage of this instructor lead training for learning how to contribute to docs or to open-source solutions. Everyone is welcome to learn how to get started on contributing to open-source docs or code!
See exact details on the latest updates from the specific open-source project release notes. You can also follow up on the project updates from our community calls. There are numerous active projects which are releasing new versions with the community even on weekly basis. Get involved!
Please see all the Microsoft 365 development documentation updates from the related documentation sets and repositories as listed below:
You can find all Microsoft 365 related videos on our YouTube Channel at http://aka.ms/m365pnp-videos or at Microsoft 365 Dev. These channels contains already a significant amount of detailed training material, demo videos, and community call recordings.
Here are the new Microsoft demo or guidance videos released since the last monthly summary:
Community demos as following:
PnP Weekly sessions - Community visitors and latest articles from Microsoft and community on Microsoft 365 topics.
Here’s the list of active contributors (in alphabetical order) since last release details in GitHub repositories or community channels. PnP is really about building tooling and knowledge together with the community for the community, so your contributions are highly valued across the Microsoft 365 customers, partners and obviously also at Microsoft.
Thank you for your assistance and contributions on behalf of the community. You are truly making a difference! If we missed someone, please let us know.
Agustin Del Vento (Change Champions Consulting Inc.)
Aimery Thomas - @aimery_thomas
Alexander Ernon (Amplexor) - alex-ernon
Andrew Burns (AmSty) - @SharePointRox
Andy Boylan (AdEPT Technology Group) - apboylan
Andy Dawson (Black Marble) - @W4050
April Watson (Wood Plc) - AprilWatson
Bill Brockbank (ATGS Canada) - billbrockbank
Chandra Sekhar Malla - @OfficialartistC
Christine Green (EBSCO Information Services) - @cacurtica
Dale Pilarczyk (Centric Consulting) - DalePilarczyk
Daniel Tshin (UNDP) - @dtshin
Daniel Westerdale (Westerdale Solutions Ltd) - @westerdaled
Darren Brown (Node4)
Dean Gross (Insight) - @dean144
Dinesh Bhat (Cognizant) - techbvdinesh
Divya Akula (Tarento Technologies) - @_divyaakula
Eloisa Marquez-Gonzalez (Evolution Consulting Group) - @EvolveWithECG
Frank Costa (West Monroe)
Gissur Simonarson (Fujitsu) - @gissisim
Harminder Singh - @Harminder_Sethi
Igor Karon (Clean Energy) - IgorKaron
James Fisher - jamesfisher1081
Jason Rivera (Anexinet) - @sharepointjr
Joanne Klein (NexNovus Consulting) - @JoanneCKlein
John VanDaele - oxyd5000
Joy Muehlenbein (Edwards Lifesciences) - @huh_larious
Julie Batista (Smarter Consulting LLC) - @JulieB365
Kanakarajulu Thota (Atos GITSS) - @KanakarajuNaidu
Kanwal Khipple (2toLead) - @kkhipple
Kathleen Boilek (Alaka’Ina Foundation) - @kaboilek
xKrutika Brahmbhatt - krutikabrahmbhatt
Krzysztof Mikołajec (Krzysztof Mikolajec Consulting, Sii Pl) - @krzymiko
Kunal Patil (Burns & McDonnell) - krazykap
Lindsay Shelton (Smarter Consulting) - @lshelton_tech
Matt Carter (Valorem Reply) - @cartmatt
Miguel Tena (2toLEad) - @mikeware_tena
Mike Duffy (Boardwalk Pipelines) - @mike_duffy
Mohammad Amer (Atea Global Service) - @Mohammad3mer
Neil Sreenan (HKS Inc.) - @nsreenanhks
Nizar Grindi (Avanade) - @nizar_grindi
Patrick Galloway - BammaSlim
Patrick Tucker (KiZAN) - @Tuckersnet
Pete Bostrom (Bakkavor) - @petebostrom
Phil Broadbery (PKF) - @peb71b
Ron Jones (Organogenesis)
Seb Matthews (ProvisionPoint Ltd) - @sebmatthews
Steve Babulski (Progressive Insurance) - @sbabulski
Suzanne Kozina (Roberts Technology Solutions) - suzannekozina
Vincent Georges (Microsoft) - VincentGeorges
Zach Bean (Charles River Laboratories)
Companies: Here's the companies, which provided support for PnP initiative for this month by allowing their employees working for the benefit of others in the community. There were also people who contributed from other companies during last month, but we did not get their logos and approval to show them in time for these communications. If you still want your logo for this month's release, please let us know and share the logo with us. Thx.
Microsoft people: Here’s the list of Microsoft people who have been closely involved with the PnP work during last month.
PnP Team manages the PnP community work in the GitHub and also coordinates different open-source projects around Microsoft 365 topics. PnP Team members have a significant impact on driving adoption of Microsoft 365 topics. They have shown their commitment to the open-source and community-driven work by constantly contributing to the benefit of the others in the community.
Thank you for all that you do!
Here are the Microsoft Internal PnP Core team members:
See all of the available community calls, tools, components and other assets from https://aka.ms/m365pnp. Get involved!
Got ideas or feedback on the topics to cover, additional partnerships, product feature capabilities? - let us know. Your input is important for us, so that we can support your journey in Microsoft 365.
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Microsoft 365 Community (PnP) – April 13th 2021
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