Frequently Asked Questions
What is SharePoint development?
SharePoint development refers to the process of creating, customizing, and extending solutions using Microsoft SharePoint, a web-based collaboration and document management platform. SharePoint development involves building applications, workflows, forms, and customizing the user interface to meet specific business requirements.
What is the SharePoint Framework (SPFx)?
The SharePoint Framework (SPFx) is a client-side SharePoint development model for SharePoint that enables developers to build custom web parts, extensions, and solutions using modern web technologies such as React, Angular, or TypeScript. SPFx allows developers to create responsive and mobile-friendly solutions that can be deployed to SharePoint Online and SharePoint 2019 onwards.
What is the difference between SharePoint Online and SharePoint On-Premises?
SharePoint Online is a cloud-based version of SharePoint provided by Microsoft as part of Office 365 or Microsoft 365 subscription. It is hosted and managed by Microsoft, and updates and maintenance are handled by them. SharePoint On-Premises, on the other hand, is installed and hosted on servers within an organization's own infrastructure, giving more control and customization options but requiring self-maintenance and updates.
Can SharePoint integrate with other systems and applications?
Yes, SharePoint can integrate with other systems and applications through various mechanisms. It supports integration with Microsoft Office products, such as Word, Excel, and Outlook. SharePoint also provides RESTful APIs, client-side object models (CSOM), and server-side object models (SSOM) for programmatic integration with external systems. Additionally, SharePoint supports third-party integrations and can connect with external data sources and services using features like Business Connectivity Services (BCS) and Microsoft Power Automate (formerly known as Microsoft Flow)