Save publishing site as template – The right way using PnP Provisioning

Save publishing site as template – The right way using PnP Provisioning

How to save and deploy a Publishing site using the PnP PowerShell and the PnP Provisioning.

SharePoint PnP Partner Story – eaquos – Building SharePoint Online Intranet for IDRC

SharePoint PnP Partner Story – Aequos – Building SharePoint Intranet for IDRC

In this SharePoint PnP Partner Story, we’ll have a closer look on the PnP Intranet Starter kit and how aequos built an Intranet for IDRC based on this solution. PnP Intranet Starter kit is a modern open source intranet solution for SharePoint 2013, 2016 and Online.

Introducing the PnP Provisioning Engine

Introducing the PnP Provisioning Engine

This short whitepaper introduces the PnP Provisioning Engine […] now days with the new CAM the approach should be based on provisioning artifacts using the so called „remote provisioning“ technique. But what does mean to do „remote provisioning“? It means using the Client Side Object Model (CSOM) to provision artifacts, instead of using the feature framework.

Well, and what if I want to model and provision artifacts using a test and a production environment? Or what if I want to automate provisioning of artifacts, just because I want to sell my customizations to multiple customers? Or again, what if I want to define a custom site template that I want to re-use across multiple site instances, like customer-oriented sites, or project-oriented sites?

Using the new PnP Provisioning Engine, you can model – even simply by using the web browser – the design of Site Columns, Content Types, List Definitions and Instances, Composed Looks, Pages (either WebPart Pages or Wiki Pages), and much more. When you are done with the design, you can export what you have done into a persistent provisioning template format (XML, JSON, or whatever you like), and you can apply that template to as many target sites as you like.