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    Blog: SPFest Virtual Sharepoint Framework Workshop SEPT 2020

    This year’s pandemic has upended the technical conferences so many rely on for training and learning new skill sets. But all is not lost, there’s always another way! I’ve been working with the great folks at SharePoint Fest to put together a virtual workshop solution! Are you a SharePoint Framework developer? If you’re looking to level-up your SharePoint Framework skills for the enterprise, this workshop is for you!
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    Blog: SharePoint Framework Summer 2020 Wish List

    Last September, I shared what items were on my wish list for the SharePoint Framework The response from that post surprised me a bit… I didn’t expect a healthy discussion to start up in the comments and on social media. It’s been nine months since that post and I thought it was time for another installment - it’s the first official weeks of summer 2020, so it’s the time for another one!
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    Blog: Mastering SharePoint Framework Content Complete (preview pricing expires July 1)

    Today marks a big milestone. Sprint 19 is complete and published - it contains the final two chapters published in my Mastering the SharePoint Framework Ultimate bundle! The first of these chapters, Sharing Code between SharePoint Framework Solutions, explains and demonstrates how to use either SPFx library components or NPM packages to share code across SPFx projects. The other chapter, Property Panes for Client-Side Web Parts: Create Property Controls, demonstrates how to create custom property pane controls for web part projects.
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    Blog: NOW AVAILABLE: Mastering SharePoint Framework Continuous Monitoring Azure Application Insights Chapter Published

    Today I published a new chapter to the Ultimate bundle of my Mastering the SharePoint Framework course. This new chapter, DevOps: Monitoring & Telemetry with Azure Application Insights, is immediately available to all existing Ultimate bundle subscribers! Info: DevOps: Monitoring & Telemetry with Azure Application Insights Development teams and organizations are always looking for ways to automate, streamline, and improve processes related to building software. SharePoint Framework development teams are no different.
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    Blog: NOW AVAILABLE: Mastering the SharePoint Framework - CI/CD with GitHub Actions & Azure Pipelines for SPFx projects chapter

    Yesterday I published a new chapter to the Ultimate bundle of my Mastering the SharePoint Framework course. This new chapter, DevOps: CI/CD with GitHub Actions & Azure Pipelines, is immediately available to all existing Ultimate bundle subscribers! Info|: DevOps: CI/CD with GitHub Actions & Azure Pipelines Development teams and organizations are always looking for ways to automate, streamline, and improve processes related to building software. SharePoint Framework development teams are no different.
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    Blog: Get Microsoft 365 Developer Certified - FREE webinar series!

    On Wednesday, April 22, I presented the webinar Get Certified! Overview of the MS-600 exam & Microsoft 365 Developer Associate Certification with Rencore & Waldek Mastykarz. Rencore has posted the recording of the webinar as well as a link to the slides if you weren’t able to join us live or you want to re-watch it. Click here to access the recording. In that webinar I hinted there was more coming - I ’m excited to share with you a new webinar series I ’m hosting starting on May 5th!
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    Webinar: Get Microsoft 365 Developer Certified! Explore Microsoft identity

    Microsoft released a new certification in November 2019 for Microsoft 365 developers. The Microsoft 365 Certified: Developer Associate certification measures developers across five (5) primary workloads in Microsoft 365. Developers must pass a single exam, the MS-600: Building Applications & Solutions with Microsoft 365 Core Services, to achieve this certification. Andrew Connell, a Microsoft Office Development MVP, was deeply involved in working with Microsoft as they created the certification, exam, and associated materials.
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    Webinar: Get Microsoft 365 Developer Certified! Explore Microsoft Graph

    Microsoft released a new certification in November 2019 for Microsoft 365 developers. The Microsoft 365 Certified: Developer Associate certification measures developers across five (5) primary workloads in Microsoft 365. Developers must pass a single exam, the MS-600: Building Applications & Solutions with Microsoft 365 Core Services, to achieve this certification. Andrew Connell, a Microsoft Office Development MVP, was deeply involved in working with Microsoft as they created the certification, exam, and associated materials.
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    Webinar: Get Microsoft 365 Dev Certified! Explore SharePoint

    Microsoft released a new certification in November 2019 for Microsoft 365 developers. The Microsoft 365 Certified: Developer Associate certification measures developers across five (5) primary workloads in Microsoft 365. Developers must pass a single exam, the MS-600: Building Applications & Solutions with Microsoft 365 Core Services, to achieve this certification. Andrew Connell, a Microsoft Office Development MVP, was deeply involved in working with Microsoft as they created the certification, exam, and associated materials.
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    Webinar: Get Microsoft 365 Dev Certified! Explore Office Add-ins

    Microsoft released a new certification in November 2019 for Microsoft 365 developers. The Microsoft 365 Certified: Developer Associate certification measures developers across five (5) primary workloads in Microsoft 365. Developers must pass a single exam, the MS-600: Building Applications & Solutions with Microsoft 365 Core Services, to achieve this certification. Andrew Connell, a Microsoft Office Development MVP, was deeply involved in working with Microsoft as they created the certification, exam, and associated materials.
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    Webinar: Get Microsoft 365 Dev Certified! Explore Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft released a new certification in November 2019 for Microsoft 365 developers. The Microsoft 365 Certified: Developer Associate certification measures developers across five (5) primary workloads in Microsoft 365. Developers must pass a single exam, the MS-600: Building Applications & Solutions with Microsoft 365 Core Services, to achieve this certification. Andrew Connell, a Microsoft Office Development MVP, was deeply involved in working with Microsoft as they created the certification, exam, and associated materials.
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    Webinar: BONUS Behind the Scenes: Making of the MS-600 exam & Microsoft 365 Developer Associate Certification

    Microsoft released a new certification in November 2019 for Microsoft 365 developers. The Microsoft 365 Certified: Developer Associate certification measures developers across five (5) primary workloads in Microsoft 365. Developers must pass a single exam, the MS-600: Building Applications & Solutions with Microsoft 365 Core Services, to achieve this certification. Andrew Connell, a Microsoft Office Development MVP, was deeply involved in working with Microsoft as they created the certification, exam, and associated materials.
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    Webinar: Learn about the Microsoft 365 Dev Associate cert & MS-600 exam with me

    Late last year, Microsoft introduced a new certification for developers working in the Microsoft 365 space. The Microsoft 365 Certified: Developer Associate is intended to measure & certify someone can “design, build, test, and maintain applications and solutions that are optimized for the productivity and collaboration needs of organizations using the Microsoft 365 platform”. In order to achieve this certification, you must pass a single exam: Exam MS-600: Building Applications and Solutions with Microsoft 365 Core Services.
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    Blog: Join me for SharePoint Framework Mini Summit, a FREE online event and May the 4th be with you!

    After years of galactic chaos, SharePoint developers have finally realized the importance of building their SharePoint solutions with SPFx. With the Force awakened, the SharePoint community seeks solace with their PnP masters! Join me on May 4th with Elio Struyf, Waldek Mastykarz, and Vesa Juvonen, for a 3.5 hour SharePoint Framework mini-summit and May the 4th be with you!
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    Blog: SharePoint 2016, 2019 & SharePoint Online: Which Version of the SharePoint Framework Should You Install?

    Customers can leverage the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) in any of the modern or recent SharePoint versions. This includes SharePoint Online & SharePoint on-premises versions SharePoint Server 2016 & SharePoint Server 2019. To build a SPFx project, you use the Yeoman generator for the SharePoint Framework to create your project and get started. But there seems to be some confusion on which version you should install depending on your target SharePoint environment. Let’s clear this up, once and for all.

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    Blog: Jest Preset Update October 2019

    Late last year I published a few Jest presets to simplify adding automated testing to your SharePoint Framework (SPFx) projects. These are complete with example tests including testing the rendering of components, testing async functions using promises or callbacks and even simulating user events. You can learn more about the presets in the original post, Enable Jest testing of SharePoint Framework Projects in One Simple Step. In this post, I want to share some updates to the presets that have been published.

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    Blog: Dealing with Undefined 'this' in React Event Handlers in a Performant Way

    When I’m teaching React to developers, one thing that comes up often is dealing with a common error. But here’s the interesting thing: it’s not running into the error that comes up all the time, its how to deal with it that surprises them. I’ve always wanted to have something to point to that the scenario & why one option is better than others, even though there are plenty of ways to address the issue. That’s what this post is!

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    Blog: SharePoint Framework Summer 2019 Wish List

    I originally intended to write this post a mid-summer, but just never happened. Thankfully my wish list hasn’t changed for the SharePoint Framework (SFPx) since the spring of this year… wait, maybe that isn’t a good thing?
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    Blog: The Good, Bad & the Ugly: Using Angular Elements with the SharePoint Framework

    In this series, I showed you how to build custom elements, a native web technology supported natively by most browsers (except you Edge & IE…) and presented two options for how you can go about it. One option involves using one big project with the SharePoint Framework & Angular in it while the other utilizes two projects to mitigate the downsides of the one-project approach. So, you can now use Angular in SharePoint Framework projects and this is made possible by Angular Elements which was introduced in Angular v6 back in May 2017. Sweet! We’ve got the “can you do it” question answered! But, should you do it? There are always tradeoffs when picking a web framework for your next project and using one with the SharePoint Framework is no different. Let’s take a step back and look at the whole picture. Only then can you decide if it makes sense for you.
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    Blog: Using Angular Elements in SharePoint Framework Projects

    This has been a long time coming and many of you Angular developers who also work with the SharePoint Framework may have given up by now and switched to React, but for those of you who have been holding out, Angular is finally a viable option for SPFx development even with a few drawbacks.
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    Blog: SharePoint Framework v1.8.2 (and v1.8.1) - What's in the latest Update(s) of SPFx?

    Earlier this week, on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, Microsoft released v1.8.2 of the SharePoint Framework (SPFx). A little over a month ago, I wrote about the v1.8.0 release. Since then we had another minor release (v1.8.1.md) released on April 16, 2019. In this post, I’ll summarize what you can find, and share some additional details I found after spending some time picking apart the last two minor releases. A new SharePoint Framework Yeoman generator has been published by OfficeDev: 1.
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    Blog: Mastering the SharePoint Framework - Sprint 16 adds SPFx with Teams, SPA's and Tons of Updates

    I’m excited to share this latest update to my course, Mastering the SharePoint Framework for developers. This update, packaged as sprint 16, includes one new chapter and a LOT of updates. When I originally planned out sprint 16, I intended to record a lot of new content. However when the SPFx v1.8.0 release came out there were enough changes to SPFx that I decided to go back and update the course, including adding some new lessons, completely re-recording existing lessons and updating quite a few lessons (both video & notes).
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    Blog: SharePoint Framework v1.8.0 - What's in the latest Update of SPFx?

    On Thursday, March 14, 2019, Microsoft released v1.8.0 of the SharePoint Framework (SPFx). This release is packed with many features that were previously in developer preview to the Generally Available (GA) milestone. However, there are some subtle updates that developers have been asking for. In this post, I’ll summarize some of what you can find, but also share some details I found after spending some time with the v1.8.0 release, kicking the tires and finding a few resolutions to issues.
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    Blog: Leverage Custom Permissions in Azure AD Applications

    In my last post, Securing an Azure Function App with Azure AD - Works with SharePoint Framework!, I showed how you can secure a REST API deployed as an Azure Function App using Azure Active Directory (AzureAD). This comes in quite handy when you want to secure some custom server-side business logic that'’s called from a SharePoint Framework (SPFx) client-side solution. The SPFx docs show how to use APIs with permissions to the Microsoft Graph. This post will explain how to add custom permissions to the AzureAD application that is used to secure your Azure Function.
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    Blog: Consider Avoiding Declarative Permissions with Azure AD Services in SharePoint Framework Projects

    I recommend people avoid this option for granting their SPO tenant permissions to endpoints and services secured with Azure AD.
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    Blog: Mastering the SharePoint Framework Sprint 13 Published with over 3hrs of Microsoft Graph & Azure AD Lessons!

    I’m excited to share this latest update to my course, Mastering the SharePoint Framework for developers. Today’s update, packaged as sprint 13, includes two new chapters and a few updates… and it’s a huge release… the biggest yet adding over 3 hours of new content! Sprint 13 also marks a milestone: the Fundamentals Bundle of the course is now content complete! This means all planned chapters are now published. I will continue to make edits to existing chapters updating content when circumstances warrant, but at this time no new chapters or lessons are planned.
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    Blog: Enable Jest testing of SharePoint Framework Projects in One Simple Step

    Over the last two weeks, I have been presenting on the topic of the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) at a pair of SharePoint conferences (the European SharePoint Conference in Copenhagen & SharePoint Fest in Chicago). A common topic that came up a few times in various presentations as well as in conversations with attendees is automated testing SPFx projects. I kept hearing developers say that they liked the idea, but it was a pain to configure a project to use Jest, especially for those that leverage React, as well as running tests as you usually have another window open.
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    Blog: SharePoint Framework v1.7.0 - What''s in the latest update of SPFx?

    On November 8, 2018 (last Thursday), Microsoft released v1.7.0 of the SharePoint Framework (SPFx). This release is filled with a lot of new things Microsoft has been talking about for a few months. In this post, I’ll summarize some of what you can find, but also share some disappointments I had after spending some time picking apart v1.7.0. A new @SharePoint Framework Yeoman generator has been published by @OfficeDev: 1.7.0 #SPFx @Office365 !
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    Blog: HowTo: Angular Elements in SharePoint Framework Projects - Two Projects

    In my last post, I talked about using Angular Elements in SharePoint Framework projects. That post showed how to do this using a single SharePoint Framework Project. In this post, I show you a much better option that uses two projects.
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    Blog: HowTo: Angular Elements in SharePoint Framework Projects - One Big Project

    In my last post, I talked about using Angular Elements in SharePoint Framework projects. When doing this, you have two options on how you will implement this and in this post, I will talk about doing it in one big project that includes everything. In tomorrow’s post, I’ll show you a much better option that uses two projects.
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    Blog: State Of SharePoint Development Survey - Share Your Thoughts!

    A few months ago, we partnered up with Rencore on their third annual State of SharePoint and Office 365 customizations survey. The point of this survey was to learn and share how customers were customizing SharePoint & Office 365. Today, continuing our partnership, I’m launching the first annual comprehensive State of SharePoint Development survey. This survey is for developers with the goal of obtaining and sharing the technical state of SharePoint developers around the world.
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    Blog: State of SharePoint & Office 365 Customizations 2018 Survey

    Ever wonder how your organization compares with other organizations in the same space? Have you sat at your desk and thought “I wonder if the challenges we are facing are the same as what others in the industry are facing?” Now is your chance to find out! I’m teaming up with Rencore this year to co-host two surveys. State of SharePoint & Office 365 Customizations 2018 Survey In this first survey by Rencore, you can share some information about your organization (anonymously of course) and learn how your organization compares to others in the industry on topics such as:
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    Blog: Mastering SPFx Course January 2018 Update - Two New Chapters Published

    Last year I launched an on-demand developer course I am creating on the latest development model for SharePoint: the SharePoint Framework. This course, Mastering the SharePoint Framework by Voitanos, is currently in pre-release as I continue to build and publish content every few weeks. This past week, I taught the first delivery of the live version of this course to a handful of students. As with any first delivery of a course, even though the content was quite mature, I learned a few things and will make some changes for the next time this is offered.
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    Blog: Wrapping up 2017 at Voitanos and Charging into 2018!

    I’m sitting here with a smile on my face as I sit back in these last few days of 2017, reflecting on the previous year and looking forward to next year. It’s been quite a ride, finally getting Voitanos off the ground and working up production. While the stakes are not comparable, I cannot help but see similarities with my experience this past year and what Tesla has been doing with their Model 3 sedan.
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    Blog: Angular, React or Vue - Which Web Framework to Focus on for SPFx?

    Many developers picking up the SharePoint Framework are coming from a traditional SharePoint development background. Some of these people server-side developers primarily who may have some client-side development experience while others may have been customizing SharePoint using client-side development techniques for a while.

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    Blog: What's up with Angular (v2.x / v4.x) and the SharePoint Framework?

    This post is long, LONG overdue. I’ve explained this multiple times over email & in person to SharePoint Framework developers. It’s about time I have something to point to… so here’s my take on the SharePoint Framework + Angular [v2.0 / v4.0 / v+] state of things. Have you tried to build a client-side web part using the SharePoint Framework using something other than ReactJS? Maybe you prefer using Angular over React… I know I do!
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    Blog: SharePoint Framework v1.2 and SPFx Extensions RC0

    Last week was a busy week for the SharePoint Framework guys as we saw two big milestones and a bit of a scramble. We saw a new drop that changed the project scaffolding a bit, some new or updated support and a new drop for an upcoming feature. In this post, I’ll summarize all these things and point out a few things Microsoft has yet to explain in depth yet.
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    Blog: Latest News for the SharePoint Framework: Extensions RC!

    In the most recent SharePoint Patterns & Practices - JavaScript Special Interest Group meeting, Microsoft shared some news on the SharePoint Framework. The news fell into three buckets: Recent Updates Update on SPFx Modern UI Extensions SharePoint Framework Engineering Backlog Recent Updates The big news that in the last few weeks Microsoft introduced a new, and often requested, feature for SPFx: **tenant-scoped deployment for SPFx client-side web parts and extensions.
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    Blog: Modern JSLink, Custom Actions and More coming to the SharePoint Framework

    Today Microsoft announced new updates coming to the SharePoint Framework ahead of their sessions at the Build Conference. In a blog post, Build integrated user experiences with new capabilities of SharePoint and OneDrive, they talked about four big additions that engineering is working on and will make it into a new developer preview of the SharePoint Framework by the end of May 2017. This week in the Microsoft Cloud Show podcast episode’s special coverage for the Build conference, CJ & AC sat down with Microsoft’s Vesa Juvonen about these new features and more.
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    Blog: Early May 2017 SharePoint Framework Updates

    In last week’s SharePoint Framework & JavaScript Special Interest Group meeting, Microsoft’s Vesa Juvonen shared what’s the engineering team at Microsoft is working on and more! Updated SharePoint Framework Yeoman Generator In early April, Microsoft quietly shipped two updates to the Yeoman generator for the SharePoint Framework, @microsoft/generator-sharepoint. The latest version is v1.0.2. The updates were fairly minor… I recently blogged about what you will find in the updates and how I figured out what the updates were as they aren’t well documented: [SharePoint Framework Generator Updated to v1.
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    Blog: SharePoint Framework Generator Updated to v1.0.2

    Did you know the SharePoint team at Microsoft updated the Yeoman generator, @microsoft/generator-sharepoint, twice in the last month? Yeah… I didn’t either until yesterday. The final version was released on February 23, 2017, as version 1.0.0. They then slipped two more updates in early April in quick succession as versions 1.0.1 & 1.0.2. Unfortunately, Microsoft still hasn’t published the repo for the generator or made the homepage for it in the NPMJS registry of any use… just some boilerplate copy… so it’s not easy to figure out what’s changed.
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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 ot 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!