Microsoft are happy to announce the SharePoint Framework is General Availability.
Microsoft SharePoint Framework is a new development model and set of tools to build on top of Microsoft SharePoint, a content management and collaboration platform. SharePoint Framework is mobile-first and cloud-enabled, so it works as well with SharePoint Online, Office Graph and other parts of the Office 365 business productivity suite.
Developers can build apps on top of SharePoint and the Office 365 productivity suite and create digital experiences without requiring certain skills to create those apps.
“The past year has come with significant updates to our SharePoint user experiences, such as modern team sites, document libraries and pages. These modern experiences feature simple and powerful web parts that are responsive, easy to use and mobile-ready. By customizing web parts on a page, team members can build tailored sites that feature the most relevant content and tools for their team. In addition to a rich set of web parts available within SharePoint, developers can also create completely new web parts. We’re modernizing our developer surface to keep pace with rapidly changing techniques and technologies used in the broader industry. SharePoint Framework lets developers take advantage of up-to-date practices, tools and libraries to help them build more engaging, mobile-ready web parts at a rapid pace.
Today, we’re proud to announce the general availability of SharePoint Framework—allowing developers and administrators to build and deploy parts that are used by Office 365 users in their production environments.”