We have Office365 tenant with E3 plan created in US region and we are using PNP for creating site collection and provisioning branding + customizations. We verified step by step and found that in the part where we deploy Add-Ins ( As suggested here ), we get varied and inconsistent results as given below.
Add-Ins Deployment Time Span
All other parts except add-in deployment step is consistent. Now, our customer wants us to optimize the overall time it takes to provision a site and hence we are trying to find ways to optimize the add-in deployment step.
We are trying the following steps to see if we can optimize the add-in installation.
1) app-stapling so that we can remove the side loading of add-ins completely.
Please suggest if there are any other best practices to improve the Add-ins deployment time?
Any help will be highly appreciated !
Note : We have tried installing Add-Ins with SPMeta2 tool that takes longer than PNP and therefore we have dropped that idea.