New Office developer blogs network and Office developer highlights at TechEd North America 2013

Blogs for Office developers network

We've launched a new top-level blog network that joins all the primary Microsoft-supported Office developer blogs in one central place.

Figure 1. Office developer blog network main page
Figure 1. Office developer blog network main page

At the top level, you can view a combined summary feed of all four blogs in the network, or you can easily navigate to each individual blog where you can subscribe to posts:

We hope that this effort will create a more connected experience for developers who work across different Office products.

Please share your thoughts and feedback on this new blog network structure in the comments of this post—we would love to hear from you!

TechEd highlights for Office and SharePoint developers

From June 3–6 in New Orleans, thousands of developers and IT professionals will converge at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center for TechEd North America 2013 to network and learn about Microsoft technologies, tools, platforms, and services.

There will be a lot of great programming for Office and SharePoint developers.

If you are attending, be sure to check out the content in these two tracks:

  • Office 365 & Unified Communications (OUC)
  • SharePoint & Enterprise Social (SES)

If you are a Cloud App Model developer, you won't want to miss this foundational keynote session:

Office & SharePoint 2013 Development:  Introduction to the new Cloud App Model
Speaker: Brian Jones
Monday, June 3rd 11:00am–12:00pm
Session #FDN04

With Office and SharePoint 2013, we introduced a new unified Cloud App Model based on web standards. It provides a consistent way to rapidly build and deploy apps that integrate with the tools and web hosting platforms you are most familiar and comfortable with. In this session, you will learn about the ways in which you can enhance Office and SharePoint with light-touch, robust web solutions; deploy apps into Office and SharePoint for easy discovery and sharing; and manage the portfolio of app investments you’ve made across your enterprise.

Several hands-on labs are offered, including:

Building SharePoint-Hosted Apps with "Napa" (#SES-H306)

And be sure to catch these 0–60 sessions as well:

0 to 60: Developing Apps for Microsoft Office 2013 (#SES-B201)

0 to 60: Developing Apps for Microsoft SharePoint 2013 (#SES-B202)

In the TechExpo Hall, the Microsoft Solutions Experience area will have a robust section for Office, SharePoint, Exchange, and related products, including the scenario booths "Build Apps" and "Enterprise Social," as well as deep-dive areas for Office, Office 365, Exchange, SharePoint, and Project.

Nine members of Office Content Publishing will be attending and staffing the booths, including myself. You can find more info on our activities in this post on the Office IT Pro blog:

Join us at TechEd North America 2013 in New Orleans

Also - for Exchange here is a great post with a list of sessions in that track:

Exchange at TechEd North America 2013

We are looking forward to networking with TechEd attendees! If you are on Twitter, be sure to track the hashtag #msTechEd.

If you are unable to attend TechEd North America in person, you still have a chance to tune in for the keynote and technical sessions. Register here for the live streaming keynote and sessions on Channel 9.

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