Introduction to Office 365 Development

Around the globe, 1 billion Office users spend an average of two to three hours each day in Office clients, with more than 400 petabytes of data hosted in the Office 365 service. If you're a web developer, the Office 365 platform gives you the opportunity to reach these users with your business solutions, automate the day-to-day solutions, and even create custom solutions.

Get answers to your questions, directly from members of the product team, as they walk you through real-world Office 365 scenarios and demos in this Q&A session. Explore how you can build your solutions contextually directly into the Office 365 using the App Model. Learn how to call the Office 365 APIs from your stand-alone web applications and mobile device applications to leverage services like OneDrive for Business, Mail, Calendar, People, and Sites. Watch how experts create typical intranet scenarios using the App Model, and transform your existing SharePoint Full Trust Solutions. Don't miss this informative session, and be sure to bring your questions!

Course Outline:

  • Overview of Office 365 Development
  • Getting Started with Apps for Office
  • Getting Started with Apps for SharePoint
  • Moving Full Trust Code to the Cloud Using Repeatable Patterns
  • Getting Started with Office 365 APIs
Instructor Team
Jeremy Thake | Microsoft Technical Product Manager | @jthake

Jeremy Thake recently joined Microsoft as Technical Product Manager for the Visual Studio Developer story for Office 365 development.

He has been heavily involved in the SharePoint community since 2006 and was awarded SharePoint Most Valuable Professional (MVP) four years in a row. He was also Chief Architect, shipping two apps to the Office Store.

Brian Jones | Microsoft Group Program Manager | @jones206
Brian Jones is the Group Program Manager of the Office Developer Platform team. He has spent the past 14 years working on various pieces of the Office and SharePoint products, including Word extensibility, Office Open XML file formats, and the cross-product app model.
Richard diZerega | Microsoft Architect | @richdizz
Richard diZerega works in the Microsoft Technology Center in Dallas, where he helps large enterprise customers maximize their Microsoft investments. This often involves developing solutions and patterns that push the limits of Microsoft software and services.

Richard graduated with a bachelor's degree in Information Systems from Texas A&M University, he spent three and a half years in the College of Engineering, and he holds a minor in math.

Follow Richard on his MSDN blog.
Scot Hillier | SharePoint MVP | @ScotHillier
Scot Hillier is an independent consultant and Microsoft SharePoint MVP focused on creating solutions for information workers with SharePoint, Office, and related technologies. Scot splits his time between consulting on SharePoint projects, managing developer content for IT unity, speaking at SharePoint events, and delivering SharePoint developer training through Critical Path Training.

Scot has written more than 20 books, including Professional SharePoint 2013 Development and Inside Microsoft SharePoint 2013. He regularly speaks at major conferences.
Steve Walker | Microsoft Senior Program Manager
Steve Walker is a Senior Program Manager on the Office 365 Customer Adoption team, focusing on developer extensibility and application development scenarios across the Office Suite of servers and clients.

Steve worked for a number of years as a SharePoint Ranger in Microsoft Consulting Services and leverages his field experience to lend the voice of the developer to the Office 365 engineering teams.
Live Event Details
August 8, 2014
9:00am-3:00pm PDT
What: Fast-paced live virtual session
Cost: Free
Audience: Office Developers

Web developer experience is helpful. This course gives you the opportunity to get more familiar with building on Office 365.