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Announcing SharePoint Starter Kit v2

The SharePoint Starter Kit (starter kit) is a comprehensive solution designed for SharePoint Online and SharePoint 2019 which provides numerous SharePoint Framework (SPFx) web parts, extensions, and other components, as well as PnP PowerShell driven provisioning which you can use as an example and inspiration for your own customizations.

We initially announced the original SharePoint Starter Kit back in SharePoint Conference 2018 and are happy to announce an updated version of this starter package for providing you guidance and examples on building modern portals with modern SharePoint experiences and to surface SharePoint Framework solutions in Microsoft Teams.

As part of the v2 release, there are numerous updates and changes on the provided solution as follows:

  • Individual web parts are packaged separately to enable them to take into use one-by-one – see individual solutions at source folder
  • Most of the web parts also work as a Microsoft Teams tabs or personal apps, so you can also surface them directly in Microsoft Teams
  • SharePoint 2019 is now also supported where suitable – for example all web parts using Microsoft Graph are only supported in SharePoint Online
  • Source code has been updated to more recent version of SharePoint Framework
  • Demonstration of updated technologies, like usage of Microsoft Graph Toolkit in suitable web parts
  • New sample layout based on the Look Book designs – notice that this is intended to just demonstrate the possibilities. Please use the Look Book site for further innovation on the designs with SharePoint portals

SharePoint Starter Kit is provided as a sample solution for you to take advantage in your own work. You can find this solution from GitHub.

SharePoint Starter Kit v2 welcome page

Please see introduction to the SharePoint Starter Kit from following video.

Team behind of the v2 release

Following people have been actively and closely involved on the v2 release. Thank you for your contributions, this would not have been possible without your assistance.

Special thanks for Eric Overfied for working as the primary coordinator for getting the v2 release out. He will continue coordinating the future work here together with Beau Cameron. Want to get more closely involved? Reach out to them!

Next steps

We will keep on evolving the SharePoint Starter Kit based on your input and demand, so please provide us feedback on the areas of improvements or things to demonstrate. If you find any issues on the solution, please let us know at the GitHub repository. Notice that SharePoint Starter Kit is provided as a sample reference solution and we do not have SLA for the support as such, but there’s an active and passionate community to assists with the incoming questions.

Got ideas, feedback, comments? – Don’t hesitate to let us know. We are here for you for helping to adopt the recommended patterns for using and extending Microsoft 365.

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