Once again Microsoft has been rolling out updated and new features at neck breaking speed. While it’s hard to argue with their numbers I cannot help but agree with some of the sentiments put forth by Andrew Connell in his SharePoint Framework Summer 2019 Wish List post on September 4th. If you’re a developer doing any work with the SharePoint Framework the article is a must read. If you’re not, just know that the gist of the article is “New stuff is great but how about we clean up what we already have rolled out”. Again, hard to argue with Microsoft’s results but Andrew’s logic is spot on as usual. With that diatribe out of the way here are some other notable happenings in Office 365 in the past month.
SharePoint 2016 Server has support for SharePoint Framework, however there are some features missing that are present in SharePoint Online.
When first learning SharePoint Framework (SPFx), the tutorials provided by Microsoft are geared towards using SPFx in SharePoint Online. A lot of the knowledge and concepts transfer to SharePoint 2016 Server, however I found a key feature missing: Asset deployment.
First the setup. Continue reading “SharePoint Framework On-Premise Deploy via Gulp”
With the push to move away from On-Premise SharePoint environments in favor of the Office 365 SharePoint environment, Microsoft has drastically changed the landscape of SharePoint development. I’ve been a SharePoint developer since 2007 and making the jump to SharePoint Online has been the most jarring change yet. Of course when SharePoint Online was first announced and as features have been introduced, I’ve played around with them in a strictly “Hello World” capacity, but as any developer will tell you, creating a “Hello World” project for play purposes is drastically different from actually creating a real-world-use project.
I recently got to create my first “real” SharePoint Framework Web Part and here are my thoughts, as someone coming from over 10 years of On-Premise SharePoint development.
- Server-side code (not available in SharePoint Online)
- Directly customize/modify pages with SharePoint Designer