For those of you who are still on older SharePoint versions and may be delayed and/or prevented from moving to SharePoint Online or to a future version of SharePoint on premises that might have the “modern” UI, there’s still plenty you can do to move your skills into the “modern” era.Let’s start by outlining our agenda, which has changed somewhat since we shared our video overview.
What’s really different here is the change in the second to the last bullet: Future proofing your client-side solutions. While we both are very excited about the new development methods in “modern” SharePoint, we also want to help people get there at their own pace. We can’t all make a giant leap. Instead, we’re going to focus on potential paths for developers who may already be working with client-side solutions in older SharePoint versions and talk through how you can get to the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) over time. SPFx is one of the defacto methods to customize the “modern” SharePoint UI going forward.
Is there anything wrong with that? Absolutely not! But with the release of the more formalized SharePoint Framework pattern a lot of people are getting caught up in trying to tool up their development environment vs. being productive and building solutions. We’re proposing a mindset shift, in that you can start using these modern Web development tools to formalize your existing client-side development process now, before you actually move to the SharePoint Framework. Further, we’re suggesting that you can do this at whatever pace you like, using techniques like:
We hope you can join us for our workshop in Chicago, but in case you can’t, hopefully we’ve given you food for thought regarding how you might change how you implement your SharePoint solutions going forward. If you’re interested in attending our workshop, you can use the discount code ‘Turner100’ or ‘Anderson100’ to get $100 off the registration fee. As always, keep and eye on Marc and Julie’s blogs for more insight. Happy Holidays! -Julie & Marc
Hopefully you’ll find something here that is useful, especially if you missed any posts as they first came out.
We were both on the team for SharePoint Saturday New England in Burlington, MA on October 28. We think it went pretty well, and we want to thank everyone who lent a hand, sponsored, spoke, or attended. We’re planning next year’s event already, based on the feedback we’ve received, so mark your calendar for October 20, 2018!
Do you have any ideas for things you’d like to see us cover? Please reach out to email@example.com and let us know! We’re always interested in hearing your stories; help us to shape ours.