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SharePoint PnP Webcast – Accessing data in SharePoint from SharePoint Framework solution

In this PnP Webcast, we concentrate on covering what are the different options on accessing SharePoint data from SharePoint Framework solution. There are numerous options for the approach of querying SharePoint APIs from your solution and the right model depends on multiple factors, like on the JavaScript library which you are using. Webcast demonstrates four different options first from the consideration perspective and then showing their usage in practice from a client-side web part. You can find also direct links to used samples and guidance documentation under additional resources section in this blog post.  

Presentation covers following topics:

  • Options to access SharePoint data from SharePoint Framework solution
    • JSOM – SharePoint JavaScript Object Model
    • Raw REST API
    • SPHttpClient class from SharePoint Framework
    • SharePoint PnP JS Core library

Web cast demo (16:55) shows following details

  • Demonstration of the differences between the options
    • JSOM data access demonstrated with a model available as guidance from development documentation
    • Other options demonstrated using CRUD sample solution available from GitHub

Webcast presenters:  Waldek MastykarzVesa Juvonen

Presentation used in this web cast is available from

Video at YouTube.

Additional resources

See following resources around the SharePoint Framework. 

What is SharePoint Patterns & Practices (PnP) web cast series?

SharePoint / Office Dev Patterns and PracticesSharePoint Patterns & Practices (PnP) webcast series covers different patterns, practices and topics around development with Office 365 and SharePoint. Majority of the topics are valid for the Office 365 and SharePoint on-premises. Our objective is to release new around 30 minute long web cast each Monday with few slides and a live demo on the covered topic. All web casts are published at the PnP YouTube channel with additional references on the existing materials.

PnP is community driven open source project where Microsoft and external community members are sharing their learning’s around implementation practices for Office 365 and SharePoint on-premises (add-in model). Active development and contributions happen in our GitHub repositories under dev branch and each month there will be a master merge (monthly release) with more comprehensive testing and communications. Latest activities and future plans are covered in our monthly community calls which are open for anyone from the community. Download invite from

This is work done by the community for the community without any actual full time people. It’s been great to find both internal and external people who are willing to assist and share their learning’s for the benefit of others. This way we can build on the common knowledge of us all. Currently program is facilitated by Microsoft, but already at this point we have multiple community members as part of the Core team and we are looking to extend the Core team with more community members.

If you have any questions, comments or feedback around PnP program or this blog post, please use the Microsoft Tech Community (SharePoint Developer group).

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Vesa Juvonen, Senior Program Manager, SharePoint, Microsoft – 13th of March 2017