Script Lab is a Microsoft garage project which initiated with summer hackathon held back in 2016. Creator main focus is to build a platform where build add-ins simple and with less knowledge curve for web developers. It is simple but it does not mean it is not powerful. Let’s go through below slider where you could kick start on developing Office extended apps.
Naturally we all expect end on everything, same applies to software in this days. Hopefully we could not see SharePoint 2007 living with us for ten years as for now after 10th October 2017, in a way This is with the good hope on modernize and evolve with the collaboration but in a way bad news for whom love classics.
What happens after deprecation?
No security update further
This will get managing this costly
No patches No hot fixes from Microsoft
Need to migrate to version with life as sooner
Not guaranteed Office365 and cloud support
No technical content management
Less documentations and resources
Less community engagement
Key milestones to say good bye!
“Say good bye and make your modernization plans switched on”
Since this is quick update on the Microsoft Office team and no influence on the functionality aspect, thought of make post ultra summarized. Older Office365 started rolling out in December and will continue through early 2017. Quick view will be enhanced in the home page of yours login as below.
There is a change on your apps on the cloud but more or less this is a UX (user experience) side improvements which makes Office user happy.
You can create new documents and also view latest modified documents at a glance on the home page. Documents will be simply quick preview of your OneDrive.
Your start page as can be selected on your preference with tapping on the “Settings Gear” which appears on the top right corner.
Equipped with query and creational capabilities on REST APIs
Initiated by Microsoft in year 2007
Format [http or https]://<REST Endpoint URL>/<query>
http://<end point URI>?$select=value&$filter=condition$orderby=value
Standards which are developed with the involvement of community (mostly with developers). Open standards inherited to office 365 API development in following manners;
• Most of Office 365 APIs are exposed as a RESTful APIs
• Its implemented with OData 4.0 (as for year 2016)
OData queries is common standard which elaborated above also included in the SharePoint and Office365 end point data querying. Its ultra simple if you know the basics and played with this. Follow the following links and be expert on this.
Note : If you noticed there are versions associated with most of cloud based endpoints. Cloud services are continuously pushing changes to its services as sooner changes are ready, so then returned patterns may changed for same query. To avoid custom applications get break due to changed on endpoint, it classifies under version metadata. Simply you can pick any version which satisfies your requirement.