SharePoint solutions developed using legacy approaches often
can't be directly migrated to the cloud. In this course, you'll learn
the preferred modern approach to SharePoint development using techniques
from the SharePoint Add-in model.
Most of the custom code developed for earlier versions of SharePoint cannot be directly migrated to the cloud. In this course, Updating Legacy SharePoint Customizations to the Add-in Model, you will learn how the SharePoint Add-in model allows you to develop maintainable user interface customizations, declarative customizations, and timer job customizations that have traditionally been accomplished using custom server-side code. First, you'll learn about taking inventory of the server-side code customizations deployed in your environment. Next you'll explore how to brand a SharePoint site without the need for custom master pages. Finally, you'll learn how to use remote provisioning to deploy assets to SharePoint. When you're finished with this course, you will be able to categorize the types of customizations you may have performed with farm and sandboxed solutions in the past, and you'll understand how to approach developing each of them using techniques from the Add-in model.
Danny Jessee is a senior cloud engineer and software developer in the Washington, DC metro area. He specializes in updating legacy applications to take advantage of the cloud and building custom cloud and SharePoint solutions for federal government, military, and corporate clients. He is an active participant in local user groups, has spoken at national SharePoint conferences, and enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with developers around the world. He can be reached on Twitter @dannyjessee and his blog is at dannyjessee.com. In his spare time he enjoys running, CrossFit, and meteorology.