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    Blog: Better Node.js Install Management with Node Version Manager

    Many if not most traditional SharePoint developers are new to the dev stack and build tool chain Microsoft selected for SharePoint Framework development. This style of development leverages popular open source tools built on Node.js and developers more time in the terminal/console than they are used to. In spending time with and talking to developers making this jump, I’m finding they are interested in some of the tools and things I use.
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    Blog: Troubleshooting and Fixing the "Out of the Blue, My SharePoint Framework Projects Won't Build!"

    Earlier this week I presented a session at the Atlanta SharePoint User Group on Building Client Side Web Parts with the SharePoint Framework. I had my session planned well in advance, out but wanted to build the demos while they were fresh in my head. Last week I was out of work mode with my family relaxing on a beach in Mexico for Spring Break, so I planned to do build my demos yesterday morning, on Sunday.
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    Blog: Generally Available: SharePoint Framework (v1.0)

    Yesterday Microsoft announced that the SharePoint Framework has reached the Generally Available milestone. That means we’re at v1! The development tools have been updated to v1 and the v1 bits are rolling out to Office 365 SharePoint Online tenants now. Microsoft said it will take about a week or so for it to reach all Office 365 tenancies. You can get the details of this update from their wiki page in the main sp-dev-docs repo.
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    Blog: What the SharePoint Framework means to Users

    Last week I was in New Orleans presenting at the Nintex InspireX conference on building apps using the microservice approach with containers and Docker. During that week I sat down with Jeremy Thake of Hyperfish to talk about the SharePoint Framework and what it means for end users of SharePoint. During this discussion we discussed: what is the new SharePoint Framework how the SharePoint Framework will effect the SharePoint user experience some tips on how to keep up with the SharePoint Framework You can listen to the whole discussion on the Hypefish podcast .
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    Blog: What's Next for the SharePoint Framework?

    If you are a SharePoint developer doing any work in SharePoint Online and you have held out on taking a look at the SharePoint Framework, now is a good time to start taking a look. We are currently at the release candidate 0 (RC0) and in the coming weeks, we can expect to see the generally available (GA) release. This release will support client-side web parts as Microsoft wanted to make sure they got that capability perfected… but they won’t stop there!
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