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Getting Started with SharePoint Framework

by Sahil Malik

Microsoft has positioned SharePoint Framework (SPFx) to be the core dev story for the Office platform of the future. SPFx brings the Office developer into modern client side development. This course will teach you how to deliver custom solutions using SPFx.

What you'll learn

SharePoint Framework brings the Office developer into modern client side development. In this course, Getting started with SharePoint Framework, you’ll learn to develop custom solutions for SharePoint online and On-Premises SharePoint using SharePoint Framework. First, you’ll explore the need for SharePoint Framework. Next, you’ll discover the basic setup of a SharePoint Framework development environment. Finally, you’ll learn how to develop various artifacts using SharePoint Framework. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of SharePoint Framework needed to deliver custom solutions for SharePoint Online or SharePoint On-Premises.

Course FAQ

What are the prerequisites for this course?

This course gives you a beginner's look at SharePoint framework and introduces you to underlying technologies and skills you need.

What is SharePoint?

SharePoint is a web-based collaborative platform that integrates with Microsoft Office. Organizations use Microsoft SharePoint to create websites. You can use it as a secure place to store, organize, share, and access information from any device. All you need is a web browser, such as Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox.

How to check SharePoint Framework Version?

Open SharePoint central administration -> Then from the System Settings click on Manage servers in this farm. Then in the Manage servers in this farm, you will able to see the version details as shown in the fig below.

Who uses Sharepoint?

According to Microsoft, SharePoint is used by 78% of Fortune 500 companies. Between 2006 and 2011, Microsoft sold over 36.5 million user licenses.

What is client side web development?

Client-side means that the action takes place on the user's (the client's) computer. Client-side developers use their coding skills to create visually appealing, functional, and helpful web applications and dynamic websites. These programmers are responsible for every part of a website that users see or interact with. Homepages, shopping pages, slideshows—virtually any visible feature that shows up in a web browser or requires user input falls under this discipline.

About the author

Sahil Malik, the founder and principal of, has been a Microsoft MVP and INETA Speaker for the past 8 years, author and reviewer of many books and numerous articles in both the .NET and SharePoint space, consultant and trainer who delivers training and talks at conferences internationally. Sahil has trained for the best names in the Microsoft technology space, and has architected and delivered SharePoint based solutions for extremely high profile clients. Sahil has been deeply invol... more

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