Simplify taking meeting notes using native OneNote/Outlook integration

This isn't new functionality of OneNote/Outlook but I've just re-discovered it. I'd been using the 'modern' OneNote (Win 10 App that you could get from Windows Store). This once represented the future of OneNote until Microsoft changed direction and re-stated that future investment would be in the original desktop version of OneNote. I've now taken... Continue Reading →

Microsoft Graph Learn Together Event – Join Our APAC Watch Party

What is this event? The Microsoft Graph team (the people that actually make the Graph API) are running a 2hr live streamed event on Learn TV targeted at developers wanting to learn how to build apps using the Microsoft Graph and expedite their journey. Microsoft is running this live stream twice to accommodate different time... Continue Reading →

Outlook Add-in Roaming Settings Behaviour and Shared Mailboxes

Roaming Settings are a feature of the Office Add-in Model (Office.js) and provide a persisted storage object that your add-in can use. The Office Add-in model takes care of storing the settings and making them available as users move onto different devices or different hosts (Desktop Outlook vs Web Browser for example). This works as... Continue Reading →

Here’s where the Office Add-in manifest files are cached locally for Desktop Office Apps

When a user acquires an Office Add-in from the store (for Windows Desktop version of Office), a copy of the add-in manifest file is cached locally. Often during troubleshooting it is helpful to be able to verify exactly which version of the manifest is being used, or even inspect the content of the manifest file.... Continue Reading →

How to install or upgrade to the latest Office Yeoman Generator (Yo Office)

I find the easiest way to create (scaffold) a new Office Add-in (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is to use the Office Yeoman Generator (Yo Office). This is really using 2 things. Firstly its using a tool called Yeoman, which is a generic scaffolding tool (nothing to do with Microsoft or Office). It's the Yo in... Continue Reading →

5 ways I stay updated with Microsoft 365 Developer news and announcements (Azure, Office, SharePoint)

We all learn and consume our news in different ways and through different sources and mediums. What works for me may not work for you, but for those feeling like they are struggling to keep up with the constantly changing Microsoft 365 developers landscape I've decided to share where I regularly source my news and... Continue Reading →

Global Microsoft 365 Developer Bootcamp Resources (Microsoft Graph)

Thanks to everyone who joined my session at the Global Microsoft 365 Developer Bootcamp that was focused on the Microsoft Graph (Graph, Graph API, Graph SDK & Graph Toolkit). I'm making all the resources available including the recording of the presentation so that others can use this as a self-paced learning resource. The agenda for... Continue Reading →

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