Andrew Connell

Understand the SharePoint Framework Toolchain

This 10-day email course explains what the SharePoint Framework is, what this new development toolchain is all about, and most importantly, provides clarity to setup your workstation so you can get up and running quickly.

Are you a traditional SharePoint developer used to working in Visual Studio on Windows building solutions or add-ins? In 2016 Microsoft announced a new direction for SharePoint customizations: the SharePoint Framework. This development model is the recommended approach to customizing & extending SharePoint. That’s a big change from the old ways that primarily favored the server side approach!

But that’s not the only big change!

New development process & tools

Microsoft also elected to make a big change in the development toolchain. Visual Studio is no longer the first, or only, choice if you follow Microsoft’s guidance. For the SharePoint Framework, Microsoft elected to go with the popular modern web development toolchain.

While this toolchain is quite popular with many web developers, it isn’t nearly as well known within traditional Microsoft camps… including traditional SharePoint developers. It is not surprising to see so many traditional SharePoint developers have challenges and express frustrations in adopting this new development toolchain.

I’m one of those traditional SharePoint developers who goes back to the days before we ever had solutions… back when we were XCOPY’ing files to the server in SharePoint Portal Server 2003. But over the last few years, I’ve spent the majority my development life in this toolchain working with Node.js, NPM, Webpack, TypeScript… all the same tools we use for SharePoint Framework development.

What can you expect?

Sign up because the first day will give you an overview of the course & explain what you will learn over the ten day course!

Zero obligation and 100% free.

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Andrew Connell
Developer & 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.