Developing for Office, Office 365 and SharePoint

OSH06 Introduction to the SharePoint Client Object Model and REST API


11:00am - 12:15pm

Level: Intermediate

Rob Windsor

Lead Consultant

PAIT Group / eXtaCloud

As Microsoft was releasing SharePoint 2013, it was pretty clear they were steering people away from using the product as a portal to using it as a gateway to external systems and services. Since you can't use the Server Object Model remotely, developers building these external systems will need to become familiar with the Client Object Model (CSOM) and/or the REST API if they want to communicate with SharePoint. This session will introduce these two APIs, give a brief overview of their history, and then show you how to get started using them through a series of demonstrations.

You will learn:

  • What is the Client Object Model (CSOM)?
  • What is the REST API?
  • How to perform CRUD operations with CSOM and REST