Office DevCamps

The other day while recording Episode 15 of Brewery.fm with Scott Hoag, I remembered something that was tweeted about during //Build and that I’d received an email about earlier in the day as well –¬†Office DevCamp. So we included it in the show and hoped that folks would consider checking it out – it’s a great opportunity to meet folks from the Microsoft Office Developer team and to learn a thing or two… for free.

So what are Office DevCamp’s? Do I need a shovel? Will I need insect repellent? I sure hope not. I hope they’re going to teach us how to write Apps and use the Office 365 APIs.

If you’re done reading, head on over to http://aka.ms/msdevcamps and register.

For those of that are still here, good on you! Essentially the DevCamp is held at a Microsoft Office near you (in most instances) and it’s split out into a 5 part day. There are events all over the place in the US to include:

There are over a billion Office users out there in 147 countries (wow that’s a lot) and they’re all looking for ways to better use Office – so why not build an app for them?

Definitely sounds like an interesting day – hope that you’re able to make it out!

SPS DC Chevy Chase – Summer 2015

So for the past few years, myself and a few friends have been running the SharePoint Saturday Events DC events. As a part of these events we strive to improve upon each event to try to cater to the needs of the community and to help provide a setting for folks to come to an event and learn more about SharePoint and associated technologies like Office 365 and Azure.

In as much, we’ve got a quick survey for this year’s Summer event available here:

http://www.instant.ly/s/wa6Qh

If you’re attending the event, please feel free to fill it out so that we can help to ensure that we plan rooms properly and to give presenters some information ahead of time so that they can shape their presentations to the needs of you the audience.

Good morning Ignite!

So one of my podcasts that I catch every morning is the Marketplace Tech podcast – interesting little bits of information that are shared that sometimes are random and sometimes are highly pertinent.

This morning they had part one of a miniseries of conversations with Satya Nadella discussing the Ignite conference and the role of Microsoft in cloud services. Pretty darn cool considering that the Ignite conference kicks off today in Chicago at 9 AM CDT with Satya taking the stage along with others from the Microsoft product and platform groups.

Check it out if you have a minute – it’s amazing at just how humble Satya is in comparison to other CEOs out there.

Interview with Satya Nadella on MarketPlace – http://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace-tech/marketplace-tech-monday-may-4-2015

If you’re looking for a recap of last week’s //Build conference, check out Brewery.fm’s episode 13 where myself and Scott Hoag break things down from the keynotes on Wednesday.

Last but not least, if you happen to see my photo wandering around Ignite this week with Isaac Stith, be sure to stop him, snap a photo and post it to Facebook or Twitter and tag me – wish I could be there with you fine folks but things just didn’t work out this year.

Brewery.fm – E13 – Bananas and Battleships

This week Scott Hoag and I covered a ton of the announcements from the first day of the Microsoft Build conference as well as getting up to speed with other recent announcements when it comes to Azure, Office 365 and even the Apple Watch.

Several different topics have come up in the community recently comparing technology providers and their capabilities and the best we can say is that in a lot of cases it’s like comparing bananas with battleships.

Check out the show notes and the most recent episode here: http://pub.brewery.fm/brewery013