Extending modern SharePoint experiences with SharePoint Framework
Microsoft SharePoint essentially a collaborative platform is highly configurable, and its usage varies substantially between different industries. The platform offers a wide variety of customization options like:
- Full trust code execution on SharePoint servers
- Sandboxed solutions
- Interface customizations
Advent of SharePoint Framework
SharePoint Framework has indeed been a harbinger of good times for developers and organizations trying to extend SharePoint capabilities to meet their specific business needs. And the latest version of the Framework makes it even more easier to achieve the same consistently across all sites in the tenant.
Exploring SharePoint Framework
- SharePoint Framework is the only development model that developers can use to extend modern SharePoint experiences.
- In case, your organization is planning to migrate to modern experiences or already transitioning, give your journey the extra mileage by building solutions using SharePoint Framework as it works well for both classic and modern SharePoint sites.
- Developers can now build client-side web parts and extensions using SharePoint Framework. This helps them to add new and improved functionality to SharePoint user interface in a future-proof way.
- With extensions, developers can now control how fields are rendered, add menu items to list toolbars or provide extra information in page header and footer.
New Tenant-wide deployment of SharePoint Framework extensions
Microsoft has added support for tenant-wide deployment of SharePoint Framework extensions in version 1.6 of the SharePoint Framework. This will provide developers the capability to decide if a solution should be deployed globally or not.
- Add the solution to the app catalog
- While doing so, developers can choose if the solution should be activated on specific sites or all sites across the organization
- Click Deploy
- Once the solution has been deployed, chosen extensions to be activated globally will be enabled on all sites
The Tenant-wide deployment is a great value-addition to the digital workplace that will not only help developers deliver solutions to end-users but also simplify deployment and maintenance.
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Written by Sneha Gopal
She comes with 4 years of experience in content management and have worked with brands from the US and UK. An enthusiastic content crafter, she loves travelling and learning about new Microsoft Technologies.