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The SharePoint Framework is the latest development model for customizing and extending SharePoint. The SharePoint Framework (SPFx) is a page and web part model that provides full support for client-side SharePoint development, easy integration with SharePoint data, and extending Microsoft Teams. With the SharePoint Framework, you can use modern web technologies and tools in your preferred development environment to build productive experiences and apps that are responsive and mobile-ready.

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    Blog: Julie Turner on the SharePoint Framework In Her Own Words

    Microsoft introduced a new extensibility and customization development model for SharePoint in 2016. The SharePoint Framework brings client-side development to SharePoint as a first class option for developers. By now you have likely heard what Microsoft wants you to think about the SharePoint Framework, but what about seasoned SharePoint developers in the field? I recently sat down with a few experienced SharePoint developers and asked them to share their thoughts in their own words.
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    Blog: Bob German on the SharePoint Framework In His Own Words

    Microsoft introduced a new extensibility and customization development model for SharePoint in 2016. The SharePoint Framework brings client-side development to SharePoint as a first class option for developers. By now you have likely heard what Microsoft wants you to think about the SharePoint Framework, but what about seasoned SharePoint developers in the field? I recently sat down with a few experienced SharePoint developers and asked them to share their thoughts in their own words.
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    Blog: Mark Rackley on the SharePoint Framework In His Own Words

    Microsoft introduced a new extensibility and customization development model for SharePoint in 2016. The SharePoint Framework brings client-side development to SharePoint as a first class option for developers. By now you have likely heard what Microsoft wants you to think about the SharePoint Framework, but what about seasoned SharePoint developers in the field? I recently sat down with a few experienced SharePoint developers and asked them to share their thoughts in their own words.
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    Blog: Wes Hackett on the SharePoint Framework In His Own Words

    Microsoft introduced a new extensibility and customization development model for SharePoint in 2016. The SharePoint Framework brings client-side development to SharePoint as a first class option for developers. By now you have likely heard what Microsoft wants you to think about the SharePoint Framework, but what about seasoned SharePoint developers in the field? I recently sat down with a few experienced SharePoint developers and asked them to share their thoughts in their own words.
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    Blog: Modern JSLink, Custom Actions and More coming to the SharePoint Framework

    Today Microsoft announced new updates coming to the SharePoint Framework ahead of their sessions at the Build Conference. In a blog post, Build integrated user experiences with new capabilities of SharePoint and OneDrive , they talked about four big additions that engineering is working on and will make it into a new developer preview of the SharePoint Framework by the end of May 2017. This week, in our podcast’s Microsoft Cloud Show special coverage for the Build conference, CJ & I sat down with Microsoft’s Vesa Juvonen about these new features and more.
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    Blog: Early May 2017 SharePoint Framework Updates

    In last week’s SharePoint Framework & JavaScript Special Interest Group meeting, Microsoft’s Vesa Juvonen shared what’s the engineering team at Microsoft is working on and more! Updated SharePoint Framework Yeoman Generator In early April, Microsoft quietly shipped two updates to the Yeoman generator for the SharePoint Framework, @microsoft/generator-sharepoint . The latest version is v1.0.2. The updates were fairly minor… I recently blogged about what you will find in the updates and how I figured out what the updates were as they aren’t well documented: SharePoint Framework Generator Updated to v1.
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    Blog: SharePoint Framework (SPFx) Generator Updated to v1.0.2

    Did you know the SharePoint team at Microsoft updated the Yeoman generator. Learn what changed in this post, and how you can do the same in the future!
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    Blog: Better Node.js Install Management with Node Version Manager

    I am working on a series of posts that aren’t specific to the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) but are tangentially related to the development experience.
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    Blog: SPTechCon Austin, TX Followup | Microsoft Graph + SharePoint Framework

    Earlier this week I had the opportunity to present a few sessions at the SPTechCon conference in Austin, Texas. Unfortunately, my trip home hasn’t gone as planned as I’m not on my third flight option after two cancellations due to the bad weather in the southeast US still impacting flights… so I had time to get this post done. One of my sessions covered the Microsoft Graph . This session covered the basics of getting started with the Microsoft Graph including app registration, authentication & understanding what it was.
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    Blog: Now Available: Mastering the SharePoint Framework - Starter Bundle

    In early February 2017, I published a free resource for developers looking to get into the SharePoint Framework (SPFx. That resource, a FREE 10-day email-based course on the development and build toolchain Microsoft selected for SPFx development has helped hundreds of developers get up to speed with the different development toolchain when compared to what traditional SharePoint developers are used to. The response has been very humbling… don’t take my word for it, here is what a few people have said about it:
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    Blog: Followup to my "Building Client-Side Web Parts with the SharePoint Framework" Rencore Webinar

    Yesterday I was lucky enough to join THE Waldek Mastycarz in a webinar hosted by Rencore, the guys behind SPCAF ! Did you miss the webinar? You can watch a recording of it from their site here: Rencore Webinar: Building Client-Side Web Parts with the SharePoint Framework . We had a great turnout and collected some fantastic questions from the attendees. While we tried to answer as many of the questions during the webinar, we ran out of time because you guys had such great questions!
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    Blog: Troubleshooting and Fixing the "Out of the Blue, My SharePoint Framework Projects Won't Build!"

    Earlier this week I presented a session at the Atlanta SharePoint User Group on Building Client Side Web Parts with the SharePoint Framework. I had my session planned well in advance, out but wanted to build the demos while they were fresh in my head. Last week I was out of work mode with my family relaxing on a beach in Mexico for Spring Break, so I planned to do build my demos yesterday morning, on Sunday.
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    Blog: Free Webinar March 23 - Building Client-Side Web Parts with the SharePoint Framework

    On March 23rd I’m joining Rencore’s Waldek Mastykarz to co-present a webinar hosted by Rencore. In this webinar, Building Client-Side Web Parts with the SharePoint Framework: Your playbook for efficiently and securely building client-side web parts with SharePoint Framework , Waldek and I will discuss the different building blocks found within a SharePoint Framework client-side web part project and how they tie in together. These include the web part class, property pane, web part properties interface, web part manifest and many others.
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    Blog: Talking SharePoint Framework Development on the 2GuysAndSharePoint Podcast

    Earlier this week I sat down with Alistair Pugin to talk about SharePoint & Office 365 development. During this interview, I got a bit candid on my thoughts on the SharePoint Framework, what Microsoft is trying to achieve as well as what we can expect from it going forward. Check out the interview: Episode 22 - Andrew Connell - The Dev’s Dev, SPFx, news The one and only “Peoples Developer”.
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    Blog: Join me at SPTechCon in Austin, TX (April 2-5) For the SharePoint Framework Developer Track!

    Spring rolls around and you know what that means… another SPTechCon conference! In just one month, April 2-5, SPTechCon will invade Austin, Texas for a jam-packed agenda of SharePoint sessions for IT Pros, end users and my favorite: developers! I’m presenting three sessions at this conference, one on the Microsoft Graph and two on the recently released SharePoint Framework: This time around, I’ve teamed up with Bob German to create a three-part SharePoint Framework development track of sessions.
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    Blog: Generally Available: SharePoint Framework (v1.0)

    Cross-posted on the Voitanos blog: Generally Available: SharePoint Framework (v1.0) Yesterday Microsoft announced that the SharePoint Framework has reached the Generally Available milestone. That means we’re at v1! The development tools have been updated to v1 and the v1 bits are rolling out to Office 365 SharePoint Online tenants now. Microsoft said it will take about a week or so for it to reach all Office 365 tenancies.
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    Blog: What the SharePoint Framework means to Users

    Last week I was in New Orleans presenting at the Nintex InspireX conference on building apps using the microservice approach with containers and Docker. During that week I sat down with Jeremy Thake of Hyperfish to talk about the SharePoint Framework and what it means for end users of SharePoint. During this discussion we discussed: what is the new SharePoint Framework how the SharePoint Framework will effect the SharePoint user experience some tips on how ot keep up with the SharePoint Framework You can listen to the whole discussion on the Hypefish podcast here:
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    Blog: Presenting at the Atlanta SPUG on March 20 - Building Client Web Parts with the SharePoint Framework

    I’m excited to return to the SharePoint User Group in Atlanta, Georgia to present at their next monthly meeting on March 20 from 6-9pm. I’m presenting a session Building Client Web Parts with the SharePoint Framework, an introduction to what it’s like developing with the SharePoint Framework (SPFx). In this session, you’ll get some tips & tricks on how I setup and manage my development environment in addition to creating client-side web parts.
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    Blog: What's Next for the SharePoint Framework?

    Cross-posted on the Voitanos blog: What’s Next for the SharePoint Framework? If you are a SharePoint developer doing any work in SharePoint Online and you have held out on taking a look at the SharePoint Framework, now is a good time to start taking a look. We are currently at the release candidate 0 (RC0) and in the coming weeks, we can expect to see the generally available (GA) release.
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    Blog: What's New in the SharePoint Development Space? Get it straight to your inbox!

    There’s no time like Valentine’s Day to show some love to a community that has been so supportive of me and my endeavors in the SharePoint space. If you are anything like me, some days the news and announcements about changes in the SharePoint development space come fast and furious and it’s hard to keep up with it all. I’m here to help with that! Sign up for my brand new, easy-to-consume, FREE newsletter and I’ll deliver quick, comprehensive updates about news & announcements that are relevant to all things development & SharePoint.
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    Blog: FREE 10-day Email Course from Voitanos: Understanding the SharePoint Framework Development Toolchain

    Are you a traditional SharePoint developer used to working in Visual Studio on Windows building solutions or add-ins? On May 4th, 2016 at the Future of SharePoint event, Microsoft announced the new direction of SharePoint customizations: the SharePoint Framework. This development model not only favors the client-side approach to customizing & extending SharePoint, it’s the only approach that is supported. That’s a big change from the old ways that primarily favored the server side approach.
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    Publication: 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. Get this FREE course delivered daily straight to your inbox!
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    Publication: Microsoft Learning: Get started with the SharePoint Framework

    This module will introduce you to the SharePoint Framework and walk you through getting your local & online environment configured for developing with the SharePoint Framework.
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    Publication: Microsoft Learning: Extend the SharePoint user interface with SharePoint Framework extensions

    This module will introduce you to extending the SharePoint user interface with extensions.
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    Publication: Microsoft Learning: Enable SharePoint Framework web part configuration with property panes

    This module will introduce you to leveraging the property pane for client-side web parts created with the SharePoint Framework.
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    Publication: Microsoft Learning: Develop web parts with the SharePoint Framework

    This module will introduce you to creating client-side web parts using the SharePoint Framework. You’ll also see how to leverage both the local and hosted SharePoint Workbench & using different parts of the SharePoint Framework API.
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    Blog: Following up to my "Introducing the SharePoint Framework Webinar" with LightningTools Today

    First, thank you to everyone who attended my webinar earlier today on an Introducing the SharePoint Framework hosted by Lightning Tools . Big thanks to LightningTools for hosting the webinar… we had a great turnout! I had a bit of a snafu with the way we did Q/A… I pushed people to Twitter using an invalid hashtag, but it looks like I’ve tackled all the questions that came up. If you were there and didn’t get your question answered, please feel free to post it in the comments below!
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    Blog: Speaking at Technorama in May 2017 on Angular 2, Office Addins and SharePoint Framework Development

    I’m excited to be in Antwerp, Belgium for the first time presenting May 22-24, 2017 at the Techorama conference! Techorama is a yearly international technology conference which takes place at Metropolis Antwerp. At Techorama over 1500 attendees, including a healthy mix between developers, IT Professionals, Data Professionals and SharePoint professionals, get a mix of workshops and breakout sessions. Their commitment is to create a unique conference experience with quality content and the best speaker line-up.
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    Blog: Join Me January 31 - Free Webinar hosted by Lightning Tools on "Introducing the SharePoint Framework"

    Earlier this week Microsoft started rolling out release candidate 0 (RC0) of the SharePoint Framework. This is a big milestone for them as it’s just one step closer to the GA rollout in the coming months! But what is the SharePoint Framework? Maybe you decided to wait until it was more baked and mature before diving in. Well now is a great time! On January 31st I’m presenting a free webinar hosted by Lightning Tools introducing this new development model for SharePoint!
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    Blog: Speed up every new SPFx web part creation by up to 70% with Yarn

    In this post, I’ll explain how you can use Yarn, an alternative package manager, instead of NPM to speed up your web part creation in SPFx projects.
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    Blog: What's Next for Me: Introducing Voitanos for OnDemand Courses

    Over a decade ago I left the corporate world to join another company and start teaching developers about SharePoint. A year after that I left the world of full-time employment to be a contract instructor doing the same thing: teaching developers. Then two years later I joined up with a good friend and co-founded a SharePoint training company , that I co-owned & co-operated from 2009-2013. I continued to teach as a contract instructor but also published on-demand video courses through a popular training platform.
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