SharePoint Framework roadmap
The first release of the SharePoint Framework contained only support for client-side web parts. This was, however, just a start on the journey for providing additional modern customization capabilities to SharePoint. Following is a list of key capabilities released after General Availability:
- Tenant-scoped deployment support
- On-premises support for SharePoint 2016 (Feature Pack 2)
- SharePoint Framework Extensions
- Tenant properties
- Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) APIs for SPFx solutions and add-ins
- Office UI Fabric Core support
- Asset packaging and site collection app catalog
- Improved MS Graph integration with additional scopes
- Call securely Azure AD secured applications from SharePoint Framework
- Connect SharePoint Framework components using dynamic data
- Support for Yarn and PNPM package managers
- Relocating preview code to isolated packages
- SPFx Yeoman package extensibility
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.
- Updated 'store' story with SharePoint Framework support
- 'Store' story for SharePoint Framework solutions with easy distribution channel for ISVs
- React 16 support
- Modern experiences in SharePoint 2019 - End-to-end SharePoint Framework support for modern sites with web parts and extensions
- Content Security Policy (CSP) support
- Additional placeholder, like content header, content footer, navigation extensions, search extensions
- "App pages" - developer defined pages which end users cannot edit
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
Host SharePoint Framework web parts as Microsoft Teams tabs
Host Microsoft Team ISV solutions in SharePoint as "web parts"
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.
Tenant wide deployment of extensions
- SharePoint Framework Workbench 2.0: Development story for SharePoint Framework Extensions
- Toolchain components
Already shipped capabilities
The following sections list older items that have already shipped.
Improved Microsoft Graph and Azure AD secured API access
- Use any tenant administrator approved Microsoft Graph scope in your SharePoint Framework solutions
- Call securely APIs secured with Azure Active Directory - Like custom WebAPIs or Azure Functions
ALM REST APIs
- ALM REST APIs. Deploy, activate, delete, and upgrade apps and add-ins.
- ALM REST APIs targeted to support everything in the app catalog, including add-ins.
- CSOM and PowerShell cmdlets released as an open source community initiative.
- The same toolchain and deployment model as client-side web parts.
- Derive from a strongly typed base class wherever possible, rather than manipulating the page DOM directly.
- Enable modern extension usage with modern experiences similar to Custom Actions and JSLink in classic experience.
- Work with NoScript via tenant app catalog.
On-premises support - Sharepoint 2016 Feature Pack 2
- Shipping as part of Feature Pack 2 for SharePoint 2016.
- Similar feature capabilities as in SharePoint Online.
- Target is to provide common development platform across on-premises and the cloud.
- Leveraging modern toolchain and open source in on-premises environments.
- Targeting SharePoint 2016 version during calendar year 2017.
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