Office Dev PnP Web Cast - Provider hosted add-in infrastructure setup for SharePoint on-premises

[Cross posting from blogs]

In this PnP Web Cast we concentrate on the different infrastructural options around setting up provider hosted add-in environment for SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint 2016. This time we do not have specific demo included in the web cast, we rather concentrate on the detailed considerations around the provider hosted add-in model environment. Covered topics are following.

  • Considerations for provider hosted add-in hardware requirements
  • Different logical network designs with provider hosted environments for on-premises
  • Considerations around using either low trust or high trust authentication options in on-premises

Classic farm or full trust code solutions will be also supported by SharePoint 2016, but we strongly recommend moving to SharePoint add-in model based implementations. This has multiple different benefits, like following:

  • They are the focus of Office engineering team moving forward
  • Greatly reduce the risk of impacting the performance of SharePoint Server farms
  • Improve the stability and reduce operational cost of the SharePoint Server farm
  • Can scale out the application without scaling out the entire SharePoint Server farm
  • Does not require dedicated farms for customizations due to application isolation
  • Does not require downtime for SharePoint to deploy updates
  • More flexible deployment patterns to improve agility and reduce time to market for the business and end users
  • Allows customers/SI's to leverage standard Web Development skills over much harder to obtain SharePoint Development skills that have been traditionally employed
  • Will run in both SharePoint Server and SharePoint Online

Web cast presenters: Vesa Juvonen, Bert Jansen

Presentation used in this web cast is available from


Addition resources

See following additional links around the covered topics and for additional documentation around transforming your customization's to SharePoint add-in model.

What is Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices (PnP) web cast series?

We have started this Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices (PnP)web cast series to cover different patterns, practices and topics around development with Office 365 and SharePoint. Majority of the topics are valid for the Office 365 and SharePoint on-premises. Our objective is to release new around 30-45 minute long web cast each Monday with few slides and live demo on the covered topic. All web casts are published at the PnP Channel 9 video blog with additional references on the existing materials.

PnP is 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 (add-in model). Active development and contributions happen our GitHub project 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 for 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 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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Vesa Juvonen, Senior Program Manager, Office 365, Microsoft – 22nd of February 2016