PnP Webcast – Introduction to PnP Tenant Templates

In this PnP Webcast, we concentrated on the new PnP Tenant Templates, which enable you to define and create complex solutions in Office 365. You can use PnP Tenant Templates to define what kind of elements are structures are being deployed or created in tenant level. Supported capabilities include following: a creation of sites and site collections, defining API permissions, defining hub sites, provisioning tenant themes, provisioning and activating SharePoint Framework solutions.

With PnP Tenant Templates, you can create a “pnp” file, which actually contains large and complex structures. You can then use CSOM or PowerShell to apply these structures to any tenant to get consistent deployments. Notice that you will need to use October 2018 or later version of PnP PowerShell to create PnP Tenant Templates.

The presentation covers the following discussion points:

  • What are PnP Tenant Templates?
  • Supported capabilities (status on October 2018)
  • Roadmap for PnP Tenant Templates

Webcast demo shows the following things:

  • Using SharePoint Starter Kit as the example for tenant templates
  • What structures are being supported in the PnP Tenant Templates
  • Packaging PnP Tenant Templates to pnp files using PnP PowerShell
  • Explaining the pnp file structure (OpenXML file format)

Webcast presenters: Erwin van Hunen (Rencore), Vesa Juvonen

The presentation used in this webcast is available from the  SharePoint PnP OneDrive account.

Video on YouTube.

Additional resources

See the following resources on the covered topics.

What is SharePoint / Office Dev Patterns & Practices (PnP) webcast series?

SharePoint / Office Dev Patterns and Practices

SharePoint / Office Dev Patterns & Practices (PnP) webcast series covers different patterns, practices, and topics around development with Office 365 and SharePoint. The majority of the topics are valid for the Office 365 and SharePoint on-premises. All webcasts are published at the PnP YouTube channel with additional references to the existing materials.

PnP is a community-driven open source initiative where Microsoft and external community members are sharing their learning’s around implementation practices for Office 365 and SharePoint on-premises (SharePoint Framework and add-in model). Active development and contributions happen in our GitHub repositories. Latest activities and future plans are covered in our monthly community calls which are open to anyone from the community. More details on community calls and open-source projects are available from

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SharePoint Team, Microsoft – 3rd of December 2018


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