At #Microsoft Ignite 2016, in Atlanta, we proudly announced the availability of the new “#PnP #Templates Gallery” portal, which is available at the following URL: https://templates-gallery.sharepointpnp.com. The basic idea around this new portal, is to have a public and shared repository for PnP provisioning templates, which anybody can download and use for free. Moreover, we hope that many community members will like to share their own templates with the community. In the following figure, you can see the home page of the PnP Templates Gallery. The site is responsive and mobile-aware, and allows you to browse the templates, and to search for them based on few search criteria:
Office 365 and SharePoint Patterns and Practices (PnP) September 2016 release is out with new contributions from community for the community. This post contains all the details related on what was included with the release and what else has been happening in the PnP world during the past month.
What is SharePoint / Office Dev Patterns & Practices (PnP)?PnP is community driven open source initiative where #Microsoft and external community members are sharing their learning's around implementation practices for #SharePoint and #Office 365. Active #development and contributions happen our GitHub projects under 'dev' branch and each month there will be a master merge (monthly release) with more comprehensive testing and communications. This is work done by the community for the community without any actual full time team members. It’s been great to find both internal and external people who are willing to assist and share their learning's for
If you have been wondering about how big some of the changes coming to #SharePoint are, read this article. Its a really good read about how big of a change the new open #SharePoint Framework is. Don't forget that the framework was released in preview mode this past week as well You can read more about its release here.
So the new UX and visuals are great but naturally this raises a number of questions from a technical or developer perspective related to what’s going on “#under the hood.” How is this new experience put together codewise compared to the “old SharePoint?” If one makes the assumption that this is the direction that #Office 365 SharePoint is headed in the future — not just for #document libraries but for all other types of sites and pages — what impact
Native Office 365 Responsive Design & Templates via Patterns and Practices
A couple of months ago Microsoft released the Office 365 Patterns and Practices (PnP) Partner Pack and it includes some wonderful goodies that are LONG overdue. Among them is probably the most sought after feature that has yet to be natively baked into the product and that is Responsive Design. Here are all the features currently included in the Partner Pack but I am sure it will grow over time:
Self-service site collection and sub site provisioning solution
- Fully configurable based on business requirements
- Save existing site as new template from the standard user interface
- Template creation does not require xml or script knowledge - New templates can be generated