Andrew Connell

Hey Developers! Make Sure you Check Out the Patterns & Practices Project by the Office 365 Team!

A few weeks ago the Microsoft Office blog re-announced a move and updates to the Patterns & Practices work that had been living on CodePlex. You can read up on their announcement in this blog post: Office 365 Development Patterns & Practices Launched. Previously the Office App Model Samples (Office AMS for short) team focused on creating code samples for customers that were looking to perform common tasks we were used to performing with fully trusted code in the app model. This consisted of scenarios, samples and solutions. These samples were posted to CodePlex, zipped up and posted for customers to download. However they have moved the entire project over to the OfficeDev GitHub organization. Since they have moved things over you’ve seen a lot more people start contributing to the project… it’s amazing how GitHub really fosters this type of peer involvement. I’d encourage you to check out what they have included in the latest source. This P&P work is the best output I’ve worked with that comes from the P&P groups at Microsoft. What you’ll find are a bunch of great examples, but also one project that is reused across most of them. The OfficeDevPnP.Core project contains a...

A few weeks ago the Microsoft Office blog re-announced a move and updates to the Patterns & Practices work that had been living on CodePlex. You can read up on their announcement in this blog post: Office 365 Development Patterns & Practices Launched .

Previously the Office App Model Samples (Office AMS for short) team focused on creating code samples for customers that were looking to perform common tasks we were used to performing with fully trusted code in the app model. This consisted of scenarios, samples and solutions. These samples were posted to CodePlex, zipped up and posted for customers to download.

However they have moved the entire project over to the OfficeDev GitHub organization . Since they have moved things over you’ve seen a lot more people start contributing to the project… it’s amazing how GitHub really fosters this type of peer involvement.

I’d encourage you to check out what they have included in the latest source. This P&P work is the best output I’ve worked with that comes from the P&P groups at Microsoft. What you’ll find are a bunch of great examples, but also one project that is reused across most of them. The OfficeDevPnP.Core project contains a ton of extension methods and other utilities that extend the CSOM with tons of extra functionality.

The group is heavily influenced by the Office 365 Developer Feedback UserVoice and you can interact with them on a dedicated group in the Yammer Office 365 Technical Network group.

Andrew Connell
Founder & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.