As organizations have moved to Office 365, many – especially “legacy” SharePoint shops – have resisted the move to the “modern” UIs as much as possible. This is true for both end users and developers. We tend to stick with what we know, and historically the “modern” UIs may not have seemed compelling enough to make the switch. What this means is there is an impending “migration” on the horizon for many organizations which they may not realize is coming. While “classic” doesn’t have a known retirement date, Microsoft’s investments are in the “modern” UIs.

As developers, what can we do to help facilitate organizational preparedness for this migration? This session will cover what it means to embrace the “modern” UIs and what you can do now to prepare. We’ll cover such topics as:
· What still doesn’t exist in “modern” and might keep you in “classic” for the time being (a moving target!)
· How to rethink your existing client-side solutions to be prepared for the SharePoint Framework (SPFx)
· How to add functionality into list views using column formatting
· Moving from “classic” team sites to “modern” team sites and what that means from a navigational and functional perspective

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