What is the Microsoft 365 PnP Community?

Published Feb 10 2021 11:47 PM 3,868 Views




The Microsoft 365 PnP Community is the virtual home for everyone who wants to extend Microsoft 365 beyond the standard. We want to share knowledge, learn from each other and achieve more together.  


This hub will be a part of the Microsoft 365 Patterns and Practices community and will complement our existing initiatives under the PnP umbrella, such as our open-source projects and Community Docs, where we explain how the different features of Microsoft 365 work and offer guidance on how to use them.  




Our mission is to create a single inclusive and welcoming place for everyone who wants to build on Microsoft 365.  




  • Drop labels 

We do not want to distinguish between so-called developers and citizen developers or spend much energy putting people into boxes. We want to provide guidance, knowledge, and reusable patterns and practices for everyone who wants to build on top of Microsoft 365, regardless of their profession, role, technical background, approach, or skill level. By living our Sharing is Caring mission, everyone will benefit 


  • One Community 

Having one community as a virtual home for everyone who wants to extend Microsoft 365 will break down information silos and broaden everyone’s horizon, which will lead to better outcomes and more connected solutionsSharing ideas across products using no code, low-code, and coded solutions in one single place will bring our communities closer together 


  • Lower entry barriers 

We want to let our community grow and get new people involvedso we want to also cater to people who are not in that community right now and lower entry barriers. Helping everyone getting started rather than gatekeeping is one of our primary goals 


  • Being inclusive 

Appreciating people from all backgrounds and with different expertise will ensure inclusiveness and improve our ability to step outside of our comfort zones and respect diverse perspectives. Learning that there is no pecking order of power users, makers, and developers but that we will be most successful when we focus on a bettertogether approach will make a huge difference.  


What can you expect in this community?  


We learned that people build solutions that span multiple Microsoft products with varying degrees of complexity, and we shouldn’t compartmentalize communities. We like to bring people together by guiding and sharing knowledge and listening to understand people’s needs. Please expect blog posts, videos, and open discussion on all kinds of topics around building on Microsoft 365. We are here to help.  


How can you contribute to Microsoft 365 PnP Community on TechCommunity?


You can  

  • engage in discussions on TechCommunity
  • create articles in the Microsoft 365 PnP Blog

 To be able to like and comment on articles, you need to be registered and signed in. Registering is free and described here:  

How do I register? - Microsoft Tech Community 


You can also go ahead and do the following optional steps:  

Completing your profile & connecting social media profiles - Microsoft Tech Community 

Managing Preferences, Subscriptions and Notifications - Microsoft Tech Community 


create articles in the Microsoft 365 PnP Blog 


We would love to see your articles as well, here are the steps to become a Microsoft 365 PnP blog author on TechCommunity:  

  1. Register as described here if you are not registered: How do I register? - Microsoft Tech Community 
  2. Log in 
  3. Click on your profile 
  4. Obtain your user ID from URL 
  5. Fill out this form (just 4 questions! Name, ID, email, twitter handle) to get author permissions: http://bit.ly/M365PnP 
  6. Create your article 
    • Title: should be catchy but not lengthy
    • Teaser: this is the text that appears below the image on the ‘all blog posts’ page 
    • Message: your article goes here. Basic HTML is supported Label: we will choose the correct labels for you 
    • Article tags: these can be topics your post is about
    • Don’t schedule publication, as we will publish the article for you after you hit the **submit for review** button.  
    • Canonical URL: If you cross posted an existing article from your own blog, the URL goes here 
    • SEO Title: put the Title here 
    • SEO Description: put a short description here 
    • If you had co-authors, please give them credits here 
    • Submit for review 
  7. We will review your article and publish it asap.  

Which content would we like to see?


Everything that helps people to start building on Microsoft 365 with low code and custom coded solutions. Level 100 content works best. To get inspired, you may have a look what is already available: Microsoft 365 PnP Blog - Microsoft Tech Community 


More ways to get involved?  

This community doesn’t have any entry barriers; it’s made for everyone who extends Microsoft 365, including no-code, low-code, or coded solutions.  


  1. Join us for our community calls
  2.  Let us know what you'd like to know more about, please don't be shy, all feedback is welcome.
  3. If you create (blog, vlog, code on GitHub) let us know where so that we can share it with others 
  4. If you'd like to show your work, let us know and we'll get you a slot on the community call 
  5. Meanwhile, explore what we have to offer

#SharingIsCaring ❤




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