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3x Office 365 Developer Bootcamps: Munich, Berlin and Hamburg!

03 Oct 2017
October 3, 2017

There is something cool coming up! But who could explain it better than Jeff Teper?

You heard him right – a full day training, deep dive, one topic – for free! Global Office 365 Developer Bootcamps around the world:

Please join Microsoft MVPs Stefano Tempesta and Max Melcher for an all-day workshop in Microsoft Teams and Azure Bot Framework development!

To be successful in this workshop, you should have a general understanding of Office 365 and an ability to code in JavaScript/.NET. From there, you’ll learn the technologies Microsoft Teams and the Bot Framework are built on!

Based on that foundation, you’ll learn how to develop production-quality Azure Bots for use in enterprise solutions or product offerings. You’ll also learn to use and extend Microsoft Teams. The day will also include an overview of other development opportunities in Office 365, which can provide a tailored collaboration and productivity environment for end users.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn the latest Office 365 development technologies!

 

Global Office 365 Developer Bootcamp – Munich, Germany

Microsoft Deutschland GmbH | Walter-Gropius-Straße 5 | 80807 München | Germany
Saturday, 21. October 2017, 09:30 to 17:00
https://www.eventbrite.de/e/global-office-365-developer-bootcamp-munich-germany-tickets-38305243013

Go sign up quickly – tickets are almost gone!

Global Office 365 Developer Bootcamp – Hamburg, Germany

Microsoft Deutschland GmbH | Gasstraße 6A | Gebäude M | 22761 Hamburg | Germany
Thursday, 2. November 2017, 09:30 to 17:00
https://www.eventbrite.de/e/global-office-365-developer-bootcamp-hamburg-germany-tickets-38430298056

Go sign up quickly – tickets are almost gone!

Global Office 365 Developer Bootcamp – Berlin, Germany

Microsoft Deutschland GmbH | Unter den Linden 17 | 10117 Berlin | Germany
Friday, 17. November 2017, 09:30 to 17:00
https://www.eventbrite.de/e/global-office-365-developer-bootcamp-berlin-germany-tickets-38430185720

Some tickets are still available – go tell your friends and colleagues!

All events are kindly hosted by Microsoft – thanks for the great support! – we even get free lunch!!!

Agenda

The agenda is 99% finalized and will look like this:

09:30 – 10:00 Welcome
10:00 – 10:45 Introduction to MS Teams
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:00 Advanced integration scenarios in MS Teams – hands on!
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 – 13:45 Introduction to Bot Framework
13:45 – 14:00 Coffee break
14:00 – 15:00 Advanced programming of Bots with LUIS and Cognitive Services – hands on!
15:00 – 16:30 Hands-on Challenge – hands on, of course!
16:30 – 17:00 Sharing & Networking

Bring your own!

You have to bring your own notebook and a O365 dev tenant to be part of the action!
If you have questions, please let us know in the comments.

Looking forward to the events!

p.s. there are plenty of other locations available outside of Germany: https://dev.office.com/blogs/global-office365-developer-bootcamp

Discover what’s new and what’s coming to the SharePoint Mobile and Intelligent Intranet

27 Sep 2016
September 27, 2016

Session with Mark Kashmann (@mkashman) and Adam Harnetz (@adamharnetz) about whats coming for SharePoint intranets especially in regards to mobile.

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Here are my session notes:

Customer usecase: Delta

Delta has 500 content creators; previously it was only posible to do that

80.000 employees, entire user base is 260.000 with externals.

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Mobile is increasing

Replaced legacy technology

Delta is now starting to move to O365 SharePoint Online, but starts with OneDrive

Mobile App

Sites Tab is powered by Office Graph depending on your usage.

Once you open a site you see the new site experience in the app, starting with News, followed by Activity:

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Popular & active content will be surfaced there.

Adam then showed end to end how to access SharePoint data from his iOS device, from list to user profiles.

The number one requested feature was “edit listitems”  – and thats coming to the mobile apps. The iOS is updated every second week, awesome.

“Intranet in your pocket” is the core idea of the apps – looks good.

“News” tab is brand new and not yet available:

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It will show you news around you, not just from one teamsite.

PowerApps

The PowerApps will be integrated into the apps, they can be launced directly.

Links

Links are coming document libraries, you get a flyout to add links to any url or to files you used based on Office Graph (?).

Extensibility

Again DocuSign is shown in the new document library experience, based on the new SharePoint Framework SPFx. More to come on this.

People Card / Profiles

Every User field now will be rendered as hover item called people card. It shows documents that the person created/recent documents and switch the full user profile (new experience!).

Outlook Integration

You can click on “get link” in SharePoint and paste the link into Outlook Online. It will then get rendered as a small preview with a small slug, neat!

Image Library

Images are now rendered in a lightbox, with slider controls to go to next/prev images.

Teamsite Sync with OneDrive Next Gen Sync Client

Thats a highly anticipated feature and its coming.

New Page Experience

The new editing experience is much better than the older – SharePoint, welcome to 2016! Its so much easier to customize a page, format text, add webparts. A big core component of SharePoint gets a major improvement. Awesome!

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PowerApps #2

Simple option to request input from others, data is persisted in a SharePoint list.

Flow

Automate processes. Here a simple twitter integration was shown, need to look at this closer.

Roadmap

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Busy year for the SharePoint team, lots of stuff was already shipped. Q4 updates look promising!

Q4 was about teamsites, 2017 will be about awesome publishing experience

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2017: Improvements to addins are coming, responsiveness was mentioned! PowerApps and Flow get more power.

Teamsites works best when there is a hero in the organization

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Summary

Great overview whats coming – mobile or not, it looks good and sounds promising! Go watch the recording once its available, I could not catch everything in this blog post and it’s definitely worth watching!

ShareCamp 2015 – Recap

01 Jun 2015
June 1, 2015

Germany’s latest and greatest SharePoint community event was last weekend (30.05.2015 & 31.05.2015 at Microsoft in Munich) – and it was awesome, once again!

ShareCamp Session Vote

ShareCamp Session Vote

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200 attendees!

ShareCamp & Community

What is so special about ShareCamp? Easy question, it is entirely community-driven. On both days, Saturday and Sunday, there is a session vote before the “conference” starts. So the attendees prepare presentations and do a short intro during the vote – if more than 3 people raise their hand there will be a session and there were lots of em. 6 tracks in parallel if I recall it right. And the concept works for many years now, more than 200 attendees had a good time this year! Not to mention the SharePint party. The good thing here? No only experienced and known speakers get the chance to present their ideas. And not only the mainstream sessions get voted – there were a lot of close to or far way from SharePoint sessions. And I met a lot of old SharePoint friends that are spread over the country – good to see ya! 🙂

Alegri Team @ ShareCamp

Alegri Team @ ShareCamp

Sessions & Discussions

So what sessions did we have this year? A lot of them. Here is a list of the sessions I attended or prepared.

1. Azure Search vs SharePoint Search (2x)

On Saturday I held a presentation about Azure Search. The title was on purpose a little bit baiting, you can’t compare the incomparable here and that’s good. But I started with a brief overview what SharePoint Search is, how it evolved and talked about its strength and weaknesses. Then I switched over to the brand new Azure Search I evaluated for a client project. And showed a demo app that is (Sourcecode) available here. Basically I showed the entire Azure Search workflow from service & index creation, pushing documents via SharePoint to Azure Search – and the options you have to get items back out of it. I had good fun. So much, that I presented the session again on Sunday 🙂 Here I showed a second demo (available here) that indexed a local folder and pushed the filenames and paths to Azure Search. Does that sound familiar? I tried to cover some of the typical SharePoint content sources: SharePoint Content and Fileshares. It’s not even close what I showed but similar.

I received some good questions during the talk (out of my head in my words):

  • Where is the content? The content will be stored in Azure Search / Cloud.
  • Can you index Office Documents? Yes, but you need to extract the content of the files.
  • How about item security? If you want them, you have to build them. Azure Search has a different focus than SharePoint Search – keep that in mind. Different product, not a replacement!
  • Can you push items to the cloud? YES!!!
  • How you get the items back? You get them via the REST interface and they are transported as JSON.
  • Can you combine SharePoint Search and Azure Search? Not out of the box – you would need to create an opensearch provider that translates the JSON to opensearch compliant XML.
  • Is it ready yet? Yes, definitely. But I have the feeling Azure Search will improve rapidly in the near future.

My slides (German most of it) are available here – but as usual they are not as good without the demo.

Expect some blog posts here, I really like Azure Search!

2. Governance & JavaScript Solutions – how does that fit together?

My second session on Saturday with my colleagues Marco Schmucker and Matthias Edom – we talked about the blessings and curses of JavaScript solutions – what you can do and what it will cost you/your clients. The entire session was based on the scenario that you upgrade you SharePoint to a next version and should estimate how much effort you have to put into it – and what could essentially break. And we discussed with the audience, we gather a lot of different aspects and experiences. Good fun!

Scripting and Governance session

Scripting and Governance session

 

 

 

 

 

Slides will be available once I get the link.

3. Provider-hosted App Framework

I am slightly interested into SharePoint Provider-hosted apps and all areas around it. Maybe because I recently started to learn MVC. Maybe because I like the idea of having all the great stuff outside of SharePoint. But in this session Christian Groß (Solutions2Share) showed what framework they use to create their apps. I was really surprised to hear what they experienced over the last year and what it means to build a product – and how important logging, supporting and ticketing is. Good stuff, I hope they will release it as open source sometime in the future…

4. SharePoint Toolbox

The ShareCamp evergreen, I think it’s the 4th time that we had this session at a ShareCamp. I am into tools and this session is about tools – so what could go wrong?! My friend Henning Eiben moderated a really entertaining session with lots of idea sharing and tool discussions. I think we gathered and introduced about 50 tools – commercial or Open Source that every SharePoint developer or IT-PRO should know. ULSViewer, SPDockit, CamlDesigner, SPServices, CKSDev, SearchQueryTool, LogParser, AutoSPInstaller family, SharePoint Patch Service – just to name a bunch!

Dont be a fool – use a tool!

Henning collected a lot of the tools in a delicious feed – go take a look!

6. Provider Hosted Apps Hackathon

I prepared nothing for it – and expected a lot of this session – fun most importantly. We only had one hour to “create” something that looks like an SharePoint app. So what did we do? We decided do a simple app that shows two buttons and asks the key question: “How was your day today?” So we had two buttons with good and bad. The strech goal here was to ship a minimal viable product that simply stored the value in a SharePoint list – in one hour impossible? Damn right. But during the hour we talked and discuss a lot about the problems we face with Provider-hosted apps, whats good and bad – and what challenges & opportunities we see. We almost got it working tho, very close to storing the results – soooo close! 🙂

6. Azure Workshop

I only attended the very last 15 minutes. Too bad, it must have been awesome. At least I heard that many of the attendees said it was their highlight. Okay Patrick Heyde (Microsoft) had some advantages: Firstly he had 3 hours to show how to provision a SharePoint environment on Azure and the experiences he collected over the past 4 years in his role – and he “bribed” the attendees with 75€ Azure vouchers to play with it. Too bad there were so many sessions in parallel – there will hopefully be a next time!

In general I think there should be more sessions that have more time – I would love to talk about SharePoint/Azure Search for a day… or two 🙂

Summary

The weekend was packed and I learned a lot – I totally enjoyed it. I am really looking forward for next year!

Thanks again to all sponsors, organizers and speakers – Germany’s SharePoint community would not work without you!

ShareCamp raffle - lots of prices and gadgets!

ShareCamp raffle – lots of prices and gadgets!

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