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Updating Legacy SharePoint Customizations

SharePoint Framework is the preferred and supported way to develop modern customizations for SharePoint. This course will teach you how to migrate common legacy customizations such as Script Editor web parts to leverage SharePoint Framework.

What you'll learn

For many years, developers have used a variety of different tools and methods to build customizations to SharePoint’s user interface. In this course, Updating Legacy SharePoint Customizations, you’ll learn how to take inventory of the customizations in your current SharePoint environment and determine the best approach to update them by developing supported and maintainable modern customizations using SharePoint Framework. First, you’ll explore migration options for the most common types of legacy customizations, including Script Editor web parts and user custom actions. Next, you’ll discover how SharePoint Framework client-side web parts and Application Customizer extensions can be used instead of legacy approaches to build web parts and manipulate the appearance of a page using JavaScript. Finally, you’ll learn how to use Command Set and Field Customizer extensions in place of legacy approaches to define custom Edit Control Block menu items and field renderings using JSLink. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to assess a legacy SharePoint environment and update the user interface by building modern customizations using SharePoint Framework.

Course FAQ

What are the prerequisites for this course?

Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with the SharePoint Framework, including how to set up a local development environment, as well as how to create new SharePoint Framework solutions and deploy them via the app catalog

What is SharePoint Framework Development?

The SharePoint Framework (SPFx) is a page and web part model that provides full support for client-side SharePoint development, easy integration with SharePoint data, and extending Microsoft Teams.

What are the benefits of using Sharepoint?

SharePoint has a similar user interface to Office 365 and is known for its ease of use and great user experience. Some of the benefits of using Sharepoint include its built-in multi-purpose functionality, centralized administration, document management and collaboration, and integration with your existing apps. Other benefits of Sharepoint are customizability, enhanced security and site consolidation.

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.

How do I check my SharePoint Framework Version?

Open SharePoint central administration, then from the System Settings click on Manage servers in this farm. In the Manage servers in this farm, you will then be able to see the version details as shown in the fig below. The latest version, and all previous versions, of the SharePoint Framework are hosted and available in SharePoint Online.

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