My top tips for a Successful Ignite Australia Session

For four days in February (14-17), Microsoft Ignite Australia will bring together Developers and IT Pros to explore new ideas and build their knowledge. Tracks this year will cover familiar themes such as Architecture, Cloud, .NET, Windows, Productivity and Datacentre and Infrastructure Management and we are also shaking things up and including sessions that cover…


More Podcasting – this time for Office Developers

I recently joined Richard diZerega as the co-host of the Office Developer Podcast. It’s been an interesting time getting things set up. For a start, Richard’s based in Texas, I’m in Sydney and our guest (if we have one) is somewhere else. Finding a mutually convenient time is an issue. Next, recording remotely is a…


Aussie IT Folk – Upskill and maybe win an XBox

Announcing the Knowledge Master Competition. Upskill your knowledge, and be in with a chance to win an Xbox One. What could go wrong go wrong? We are giving you a chance to win an Xbox One. All you have to do is… Complete one of the following online MVA courses ‘Dev/Test in the Cloud’ (total…


Excellent Xamarin session from dotnetConf

dotnetConf was a virtual event that ran June 7-9 and there were some great sessions. One of my favourites was James Motemamagno’s iOS & Android Development for the C# Developer with Xamarin Check it out   PS if you’d like one of those cool Xamarin Monkeys, drop me a note with a shipping address and…


Re-displaying the Consent Dialog in Graph Explorer

I was trying to follow along with Richard diZerega’s excellent tutorial on using the Excel REST Api in the Microsoft Graph (Episode 28 of the Office Dev Show). As he demonstrated, I was using the Graph Explorer and was able to find my workbook by GETting$select=name,id And then get a reference to the workbook…


//build/ is coming to Melbourne 26 May

Well, some of it at least. Join us for this free one-day event with some of Microsoft’s top presenters on Thursday May 26th in Melbourne. While the keynote will cover much of the build content, the remainder of the day will focus on the Windows Developer experience with Hands-on Labs and in-depth presentations. The day…


OfficeJS Snippet Explorer–Play with the new APIs

At the Microsoft Cloud Roadshow in Sydney this week, I did a session on building Add-ins for Word and Excel. One of the great tools I showed off was the Snippet Explorer, which allows you to experiment with the JavaScript APIs for both Word and Excel from within the client applications themselves. In screenshot below…


Office Developer Hackathon in Melbourne May 11-12

Got a great idea for an Office Add-in or O365 solution? Need expert help getting it built and into the store? Want to win great prizes? If so, the Office Developer Hackathon is the thing you need. This is a free, fun, no-fluff event for developers, by developers. You’ll learn from experts in a low-key,…


Office Developer Webinar Series

I’m delivering a series of Office Developer webinars over the next 10 weeks The Microsoft Office platform is a developer’s secret weapon and, according to CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s “most strategic developer surface area”. You should build solutions and add-ins that take advantage of the immense reach and power of the Office clients and Office…


CRUD with the Microsoft Graph

One of the things I talked about today in my Deep Dive into the Microsoft Graph API webcast was the little-known fact that the Microsoft Graph API has full CRUD support. Here’s a sample of that capability: The URLs in the video are: