A wrap up from EduTECH 2017 – Sydney

Empowering the students of today to create the world of tomorrow. Thank you for attending EduTECH 2017! At Microsoft it is our mission to empower the students of today to create the world of tomorrow. We aim to enable the right environment for better learning with an affordable and accessible learning platform, using modern tools…


Cloud Identity Overview – Part 3 (Synchronisation)

Part 3 – Synchronisation As you will have read I have mentioned the reliance on an appliance named “AADConnect” for synchronisation of users, groups and contacts to Azure AD. So what is this synchronisation and why do we need it?. In a nutshell synchronisation is required for the following reasons. Provide on-premises integration – enables…


Cloud Identity Overview – Part 2 (Authorisation)

Part 2 – Authorisation Authentication is the process to validate that an individual is who they say they are. Authorisation extends this to determine what are they allowed to access given what we know about the user at that point. As we move into an era of working anywhere, on any device at any time,…


Cloud Identity Overview – Part 1 (Authentication)

Hi, I spend a lot of time with customers talking about Cloud Identity so I thought I’d put together a series of posts that provide an overview of the Microsoft Cloud Identity Story. In these posts I will aim to provide an overview of the technologies, describe the deployment options and answer frequently asked questions I get from customers….


Office 365 Graph Developer : Lets use Microsoft Graph Delta Query…

As you aware that Microsoft Graph provides a single API endpoint that gives you access to rich people-centric data and insights, via a number of resources like users and messages. Many applications need to keep track of what’s changing in these data sets, and we recently added support for delta query across a variety of…


Education Technology: ‘Blended Learning, the best of both’ by Natalie Burgess

During my time in the classroom, I was so excited to get started using technology with my Primary 3 pupils. However, things in education aren’t always as easy as it seems. I didn’t work in a school where the children had 1:1 devices at all times, not all of my teachers were confident in technology and sometimes I just didn’t know where to start. So how did I manage to create a Blended Learning Environment in my classroom with minimal tech?


Skype for Business Online connectivity paths

Recently Microsoft released a blog article to provide awareness and guidance on Simplified port requirements for Skype for Business Online: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Skype-for-Business-Blog/Simplified-port-requirements-for-Skype-for-Business-Online/ba-p/77094 which had an updated destination ports to the cloud that makes the high ports TCP and UDP optional. what concerns us here in this article is any traffic going through the Cloud services; so…


Redmond Protocol Plugfest 2017

Dear fellow developers and quality assurance engineers / testers, please register/participate in our annual Redmond Interoperability Plugfest 2017. Register here Venue: Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington Date: June 19-23, 2017 Detailed agenda: https://www.interopevents.com/redmond2017 – It’s designed to cover interoperability topics that span Microsoft, including Office, Windows, and SQL. There will be testing, workshops, and great…


Office 365 Developers – Catch up on Outlook APIs in Microsoft Graph

  In Build 2017, i attended good number of sessions virutally, including this one by Venkat Ayyadevara, Program Manager, Outlook EcoSystem about Outlook API’s in Microsoft Graph. In this, you can learn about recent updates in Microsoft Graph for accessing Outlook mail, calendar, contacts and more for millions of commercial and consumer users. You can…