SharePoint Framework roadmap

The first release of the SharePoint Framework in February 2017 only contained support for client-side web parts. This was just a start on the journey to provide additional modern customization capabilities to SharePoint.

The following is a list of key capabilities released after General Availability:

Release notes

Refer to the table of contents menu for details on each of the SharePoint Framework releases.

Note

This is a list of areas that SharePoint engineering has in the backlog and is looking into. This does NOT mean that all of them will be delivered, but we are looking into getting items and topics from this list gradually released with the future releases of SharePoint Framework.

General improvements

  • Updated 'store' story with SharePoint Framework support in AppSource
  • 'Store' story for SharePoint Framework solutions with easy distribution channel for ISVs
  • Content Security Policy (CSP) support
  • Additional placeholder, like content header, content footer, navigation extensions, search extensions
  • Improved developer experience and tooling

Client-side web parts++ and add-ins

  • Support more complex scenarios and interactions with web parts

    • "Citizen developer" model for lightweight development
  • Bring add-ins to the modern world: let’s make them play nicer with the new UX

    • Azure AD registration
    • Native responsive support
    • Build add-ins with SharePoint Framework

Application Lifecycle Management

  • Streamlined approval experience: no need to know who your tenant admin is anymore
    • Owner initiates the approval process.
    • Tenant admin gets automatically notified.
    • Settings to control the default experience around approval process.
  • API for creating app catalog in the tenant

Developer experience

  • SharePoint Framework Workbench 2.0: Development story for SharePoint Framework Extensions
  • Tool chain improvements