Microsoft announces SharePoint Framework Developer Preview

SharePoint Framework Developer Preview

Microsoft yesterday announced the first public developer preview of the SharePoint Framework. With SharePoint Framework, developers can start building client-side web parts using modern script development tools and the SharePoint Workbench. And they can deploy your client-side web parts to classic web part pages in Office 365 Developer tenants. It works alongside common scripting frameworks, such as AngularJS along with JavaScript. For example, they can React along with components from Office UI Fabric React to quickly create experiences based on the same components we are using in Office 365.

Over the next several weeks and months, you’ll see us move quickly here.  We’ll iterate on the preview frequently – delivering modern page editing experiences, enabling seamless access to data in other O365 workloads through the Microsoft Graph, streamlining the tools, and moving toward general availability.  In the longer term, we’ll expand the framework beyond web parts to custom pages and portals, as well as document library customization. We will expand support of the SharePoint Framework beyond Developer tenancies to the full set of Office 365 tenancies later this year.  We will also make the SharePoint Framework available for SharePoint 2016 on-premises releases, targeting 2017. Keep an eye on this blog and @OfficeDev for updates.

Read more about it here.