Education DevCamp in Sydney – Building apps for Office 365 and SharePoint

On 14/15 May 2014 we’re running a training event for developers of education applications and services in Sydney. It is a two-day detailed training workshop that will help partners to develop for the Office 365, Office and SharePoint platform. The workshop is for developers and architects, and will mix integration theory with hands-on development practice. Although this workshop is primarily for commercial developers, it may also be of interest to developers within education institutions who develop apps and services for a wide base of users.

The timing of this training is important, as the existing large number of Office and Office 365 users in Australian education institutions (both students and staff) is expected to increase rapidly as a result of our announcement that the Office Professional Plus suite is available for students free of charge through qualifying institutions (details here) for their school and home computers (as well as their iPad, Android and iPhone devices). In Australia, that could mean a leap in education users of Office, and offer new opportunities to create apps that support students, teachers, schools, TAFEs and universities.

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App DevCamp for Education-Focused ISVs and Publishers

Apply for participation in an App DevCamp for Education Partners and work alongside Microsoft experts to learn how to build apps for Office 365 and SharePoint.

The new Office has a focus on cloud, making it easier for partners to build applications that integrate with Office and Office 365, and bring these to market and to users through an online store. For education customers and partners, this is good news. Customers will be able to add custom apps within their personalised Office environment and partners will benefit from a new opportunity to build and sell education apps for the many millions of Microsoft education customers around the world.

For Education publishers and content partners, this offers the potential to build apps which can co-exist with the rich tools of Office applications. Education ISVs have the opportunity to extend their solutions by building apps that support specific processes in education – whether it's to handle approval of staff cover; to manage assignment submission; to extend the functionality of a LMS by building apps for SharePoint; to build and publish lesson plans; to manage the booking of resources; to build a ‘parent permission’ app which allows a parent to say ‘Yes’ with one click when reading a form….a million and one relevant, simple, single-button type controls. Building apps for Office and SharePoint is a good opportunity.

If you are building education apps, we would like to offer you the opportunity to apply for a place at this DevCamp provided specifically for our education-focused ISVs and Publishers.

The training is designed for developers/architects building apps for Office & SharePoint (for both on-premise and Office 365 customers) and will offer the opportunity for delegates to meet with subject matter experts from Microsoft.

Topics for Presentations and Hands-On Labs include

  • Building apps for Office and Office 365
  • Building apps for SharePoint and SharePoint Online
  • Using web technologies to build apps with the cloud app model
  • Deployment options for apps, including getting your apps into the Office Store


There is no fee for the event itself. Microsoft will provide lunch and refreshments during the 2 day event. You are responsible for any other expenses including accommodation and travel to/from the event.

Make a date

To register for the Sydney Edu DevCamp, please click here. Once completed, you will be contacted with confirmation of your place. Space is limited, so register early.

Date: May 14-15, 2014
Location: Sydney, Australia
Level: 300
Audience: Architects / Web Developers in the Education sector

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