The Microsoft SharePoint Framework (also known as “MOSS” or “WSSF”) has both advantages and disadvantages for use. Microsoft SharePoint development consultants have come up with some bright sides and some dark sides to this online data space.

Before getting into the advantages and disadvantages of the SharePoint Framework, let us introduce you to the SharePoint Framework.

What is the SharePoint Framework?

SharePoint Framework is a new set of APIs that make it easy to develop and deploy modern web applications to SharePoint. These APIs include both JavaScript and TypeScript. They provide access to SharePoint data and functionality from any front-end web technology. They are also cross-platform and can be deployed to multiple cloud providers.

Advantages

The output format is always the same regardless of whether you send it to the console, to a file, or to another program. It’s lightweight, fast, and responsive. SPFx is client-side and uses NodeJS. You can create web pages for Microsoft Excel that are compatible with the new Office Fabric UI components and become responsive.

SharePoint development companies also suggest that server-side solutions are good for certain scenarios. When they’re not used carefully, they can cause damage from a site collection to an entire SharePoint farm. If you’ve been an Office 365 customer, whether, on the classic or modern tenants, you’ll find the SPFx is fully compatible with both the modern and classic page. In the past, the client had to use more variables and make some calls to fetch the configuration data.

It is very useful to use with the SPFx as one can assign the properties of a custom client-side web part and configure it accordingly.

Some key advantages

  • A new provisioning method named SPFx enables us to deploy an Office 365 tenant app, such as Word, PowerPoint or Excel, to any site collections in a tenant by means of PowerShell. The whole process is managed in a much better way for the client-side web parts.
  • You can use the SPFx offline editor to develop and test client-side web parts. SPFX is a technology for building custom web experiences that have been built on top of the Microsoft SharePoint framework.
  • You can use the available open source components in the NodeJS community to build a customized application.
  • A client-side web part can interact with Microsoft Exchange, Azure Active Directory, Office 365, OneDrive, etc., with the Microsoft Graph API development. 

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A consultant must use a machine with Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, or Linux for client-side development. In this book, we’ll use NodeJS, Gulp, and Yeoman to set up a development environment. To develop a web part for SPFx, you’ll need a text editor.

In web applications, the business logic or code of a client-side web part is secure as it can’t be accessed from the page source or browser inspection.

Disadvantages

Microsoft SharePoint development is now a completely new pack of the development environment.

You should begin from JavaScript → TypeScript → Webpack → Gulp.

There are SPFx solutions you can use to meet all critical business requirements. In the world of software development, web parts are a popular choice. With these web parts, it’s easy to extract the business logic.

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Final Thoughts

Microsoft SharePoint Framework is an important tool for deploying modern applications in your web-based work. Like all other online technological tools, it has some features that can only be benefited from when handled by a well-trained SharePoint development consultant.

Al Rafay Consulting is a team of fully trained and professional experts who have good experience in getting the most out of this online platform. For further information and queries, please contact us.