Talking Office Add-in Development and DevOps on the Microsoft 365 Developer Podcast

I'm a regular listener of the Microsoft 365 Developer Podcast as I find it a great way (and efficient way) to stay across the news and what's happening in this space. My tips as to other ways I keep up to date on the latest news Having listened to the show for so long I... 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 →

Being an Azure Storage Account Owner isn’t enough to use AzCopy

I was using AzCopy (Azure PowerShell module) to try and upload files from my local machine to an Azure Storage Container (blob storage) using my Microsoft user credentials. I was surprised to find that I hit authorization and permission issues when I was the owner of the Azure subscription, I created the Azure storage account,... 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 →

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 →

2 tips for working with Web Project Folders, CMD Window and Visual Studio Code

With modern web development I find I'm using Visual Studio code as my IDE the majority of the time. During a recent developer bootcamp I shared the way I open projects and realised that some of the techniques I use wasn't common knowledge. With web project in Visual Studio Code (VSCode) you need to open... Continue Reading →

Reflecting on running a developer bootcamp virtually 🤔

While I've been an attendee and speaker at several virtually conferences recently, organising the Microsoft 365 Developer Bootcamp (ANZ) was the first time I'd really had control over how to structure and run a virtual event. We had 4 Australian MVPs involved in organising the event, we had all been involved for several years in running... 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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