Why I believe Office Add-ins are the underrated productivity enabler

We are living through the age of digital transformation, where businesses are finding new and novel ways to embrace technology to change processes and gain competitive advantages. This has seen almost all of our once paper based documentation make it's way into digital form. The core Office product suite of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook... Continue Reading →

THE place to start for Microsoft Teams implementation – Adoption Guide (Flipbook)

Microsoft Teams is the hub for teamwork in Office 365. The vision Microsoft has with Teams, of bringing existing products and services together into a central hub and minimising context switching, is a vision I share in and have been fostering for over a decade. Before Teams came along I'd spent over a decade of... Continue Reading →

Allowing different Azure AD app registration permission sets for a single app (user and elevated admin consent) using the v1 auth model

With Azure Active Directory Application Registrations there are two versions of authentication model available. v1 - all the permission scopes that your app may require must be consented to by the user up front. v2 - permission scopes can be asked for dynamically as your app is running, if the user hasn't already consented to... Continue Reading →

Wonder what a Microsoft 1:1 hackathon looks like? OnePlace Solutions Teams/Graph Engagement Experience

I was fortunate enough to be involved in a 1:1 hack engagement with Microsoft recently where OnePlace Solutions hosted some eager Microsoft engineers for a week long engagement. The intention was to see how we could harness some of Microsoft's new Teams extensibility options and the Graph API, and for Microsoft to identify limitations or... Continue Reading →

Sydney SharePoint User Group – The Transition to Modern Office Add-in Development

I had the pleasure this week of speaking at the Sydney SharePoint User Group on the topic of transitioning to the modern Office Add-in development model. We discussed: The existing COM/VSTO Office Add-in development model The reasons and drivers for needing a new development model What the modern Office Add-in development is and how it... Continue Reading →

Microsoft Ignite 2017 Highlights for the Office & SharePoint Developer

What a massive week in Orlando for Office developers. So many sessions, so much new information, it really was a case of drinking from the fire hose! Thankfully most sessions were recorded and are progressively being made available along with the relevant slide decks on https://myignite.microsoft.com/videos If you only have time to watch one session... Continue Reading →

How to Debug Modern Office Add-ins on Devices (iPhone/iPad) using Firebug

Debugging modern Office Add-ins with current tooling can be quite challenging. Although the technology of the add-ins you write is consistent and conforms to web standards (HTML, JavaScript, CSS), the way the add-in is hosted in the different Office clients makes it challenging to use debugging tools (as the add-in isn’t simply running in a... Continue Reading →

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