Getting Started With JavaScript Libraries for Office 365


Whether you are developing for Office 365 (or SharePoint on-premises), these days you are going to need some “go-to” JavaScript libraries to enhance your solutions. No matter what project I am on, over the past few years there are a number of fantastic JavaScript libraries I have learned to use and integrate with great success. They work with Apps, content editor web parts, .NET solutions, and anywhere else you can utilize JavaScript (Even CSS!). Some of my favorites covered in this session are jQuery, SPServices, jqPlot, and DataTables.

In this session I will show how to get up and running developing with JavaScript for Office 365 in multiple ways. Then I will demo some of my “go-to” libraries as well as a few others. I will discuss real world application of these libraries based on previous clients where I have used them. I will wrap up with a nice combined demo that works great in both Office 365 and SharePoint on-premises.

Tim Ferro

Tim Ferro is a Microsoft MVP, SharePoint/Azure Architect, and Senior Developer living in the Philadelphia, PA metro area. As a professional IT consultant for over the past thirteen years, he has been working almost exclusively with SharePoint for the past nine. Branching out, he was a technical editor for 3 of the You Don’t Know JS series of O’Reilly books, and is a certified Microsoft Specialist for Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3. He is a 3x Microsoft MVP for Visual Studio and Development Technologies and a Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist in SharePoint 2010 for both Development and Configuration. These days he is working on architecture for SharePoint, Azure, hybrid, and more.