SharePoint Users Group of DC

This past week I had the pleasure of presenting at the SharePoint Users Group of DC. They’re a terrific group that meets in the McLean / Tyson’s Corner area of Northern Virginia. The focus of the group meeting was to discuss the benefits and gotchas of utilizing Office 365, primarily around SharePoint Online capabilities but expanding to areas such as Exchange integration with Office 365 Groups as well as security and compliance topics. All in all a terrific time to get together and engage with the vibrant DC community. Thanks to Nikkia and crew for having me!

Slides for the presentation are posted and available to snag here:

SUG DC – Getting Started with Office 365

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!

Microsoft Outlook for Mac for Office 365 Update

Extra! Extra!

There’s an update available for the Microsoft Outlook for Mac for Office 365 update that might be of interest to individuals out there that are using the updated Outlook application on their Mac operating system device. All the details packaged up for you here – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=45492

This update will take you to version 15.6 of Outlook for Mac and weighs in at a hefty 288.8 MB

Information and what all this update does for you is available here: http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/3032066/en-us

You can get the update by either using the Auto-Update utility or by downloading the DMG patch here – http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/E/7/3E75A704-BD77-451D-9F79-86D9868E27FC/MicrosoftOutlook15.6.dmg

Hope this improves your Outlook, no pun intended… maybe 🙂