SharePoint PnP Webcast – Activation options for SharePoint Framework extensions

In this PnP Webcast, we concentrated on covering different methods to activate SharePoint Framework extensions in SharePoint sites. You can use tenant-wide deployment option to activate your SharePoint Framework client-side web parts in sites, as there is a web part picker for showing them, but there’s no site level picker for extensions. This means that you will need to explicitly enable the extension in the site before it’s being properly rendered. This webcast concentrates on covering the different options around this with live demos.

Notice. At the time of releasing this webcast, global deployment option is not available to be used. This capability was announced in Build 2018 and demonstrated in this webcast using an internal Microsoft test tenant.

Presentation covers following discussion points:

  • Deployment options for SharePoint Framework solutions
  • Activation options for SharePoint Framework extensions in sites – Local activation, on-demand activation and global activation

Webcast demo shows following things:

  • Demonstration of the different options in practice
  • Deployment of extension to the site by installing package explicitly to site
  • Using tenant-scope deployment option in the solution and activating extension in the site using an API, Office 365 CLI or PnP PowerShell
  • Using global deployment option to activate extension automatically in sites

Webcast presentersVesa JuvonenWaldek Mastykarz

The presentation used in this webcast is available from new PnP SlideShare locations at

Video on YouTube.

Additional resources

See 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. Our objective is to release a new webcast weekly or bi-weekly with few slides and a live demo of the covered topic. All webcasts are published at the PnP YouTube channel with additional references to the existing materials.

PnP is a community-driven open source project 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 under dev branch and each month there will be a master merge (monthly release) with more comprehensive testing and communications. Latest activities and future plans are covered in our monthly community calls which are open to anyone from the community. Download invite from

This is work done by the community for the community without any actual full-time people. It’s been great to find both internal and external people who are willing to assist and share their learning’s for the benefit of others. This way we can build on the common knowledge of us all. Currently, the program is facilitated by Microsoft, but already at this point, we have multiple community members as part of the Core team and we are looking to extend the Core team with more community members.

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