Getting Started with the Office 365 APIs

This weekend I had the pleasure of speaking on a couple of Office Development topics at Silicon Valley Code Camp, as well as the East Bay.NET user group meeting on Thursday (with special Halloween guest). It was great to pack three talks into one week as I’ve been doing so much internal-facing work lately, that… Read more

Silicon Valley Code Camp–October 11th & 12th

First off, I know I haven’t posted in a while but I have an excuse (sorta) – I got married and had a wonderfully long honeymoon mountain biking through the sierras! I am back (relaxed and refreshed) and am looking forward to the Fall (and the A’s postseason hopefully extending a bit ;-)) I will… Read more

Office 365 API Tools for Visual Studio– Building Office 365 Android Apps with Xamarin

The Office 365 APIs allow you to easily integrate Office 365 services into your apps in a consistent way. You can access user data like calendars, documents and more using REST APIs and standard OAuth flows from any platform. The Office 365 API Tools for Visual Studio make it super easy for developers to access… Read more

Office 365 API Tools for Visual Studio – Users and Files

The Office 365 APIs allow you to easily integrate Office 365 services into your apps in a consistent way. You can access user data like calendars, documents and more using REST APIs and standard OAuth flows from any platform. The Office 365 API Tools for Visual Studio make it super easy for developers to access… Read more

New Preview of Office 365 API Tools for Visual Studio

Amongst the multitude of developer-focused announcements we made this week at TechEd, we also released a new preview of the Office 365 API Tools for Visual Studio. This latest update supports a lot more project types and includes .NET and JavaScript client libraries that make it really easy to authenticate against and use Office 365… Read more

Channel 9 Video: Office 365 API Tools for Visual Studio

UPDATE 5/14/14: The team released a new preview this week! See: New Preview of Office 365 API Tools for Visual Studio I was in Redmond last week so I grabbed the old pocket camera and a conference room for an off-the-cuff interview with Michael Zlatkovsky, a Program Manager on the Cloud Business Apps team. Michael… Read more

Trip Report: Silicon Valley Code Camp

This last weekend I spoke at Silicon Valley Code Camp — the biggest code camp in the world! I delivered two sessions that were very well attended — I think the room held about 50 people and both sessions were filled. Thanks all for coming! In the first session I focused on building HTML5-based business… Read more

Cloud Business Apps & Visual Studio 2013 at Silicon Valley Code Camp!

I’ll be speaking again this year at the biggest code camp in the world – Silicon Valley Code Camp – on October 5th & 6th. I’ve been speaking there for years and it’s always a well run and very well attended code camp. If you’ve never attended and you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area… Read more

Use Your MSDN Benefit to Convert Your Office 365 Developer Preview

The easiest way to get started developing SharePoint apps with LightSwitch is to sign up for a free trial of an Office 365 Developer account at dev.office.com. Because Office 365 has moved from preview to release, if you signed up for a preview account, you have until May 31st to convert it to a paid… Read more

Theming a LightSwitch SharePoint App with ThemeRoller

One of the many great benefits of building HTML clients with LightSwitch is that you can easily change the theme of your apps with standard CSS. When you install the HTML Client Preview 2 you get two themes to choose from, a dark theme (the default in Preview 2) and a light theme. However you… Read more