Category Archives: Developers

Developing cloud solutions for public sector – Free developer training–Sydney 10-11 November 2016

image

Microsoft is dedicated to helping our partners develop the skills and capacity to leverage our technology platforms. Part of that support is about helping developers to get up to speed with the opportunity to more rapidly build applications and services for customers. So next month, we are offering Microsoft partners developing solutions for Public Sector organisations access to free, face-to-face, 300-level, hands-on training focused on Microsoft Azure and Office 365 development. One of Microsoft’s global trainers will be delivering the training, so that we can provide deep insight into development strategies and opportunities.Visit the author's original post

Australia Office Developer webinar – 11AM today

Following on from last week's well attended webinar, introducing the subject of developing for Office 365, Andrew Coates will start to dig into the specific topics. This week, at 11AM he will cover the basics of getting started with the Office 365 APIs, as you learn how you can build on top of Office 365 to create new services and features for your users.

The webinar runs today (Wednesday 26th Jan) at 11AM AEST (ie 11AM in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne; 10AM in Brisbane; 10:30AM in Adelaide; and an early 8AM in Perth)

Make a dateAdd this webcast to your diary

 

 

 

If you joined last week, you can use the same link to join


There’s over a billion Office users, and over 200 million education customers using Office 365.… Visit the author's original post

Australia Office Developer webinar – 11AM today

Following on from last week’s well attended webinar, introducing the subject of developing for Office 365, Andrew Coates will start to dig into the specific topics. This week, at 11AM he will cover the basics of getting started with the Office 365 APIs, as you learn how you can build on top of Office 365 to create new services and features for your users.

The webinar runs today (Wednesday 26th Jan) at 11AM AEST (ie 11AM in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne; 10AM in Brisbane; 10:30AM in Adelaide; and an early 8AM in Perth)

Make a dateAdd this webcast to your diary

 

 

 

If you joined last week, you can use the same link to join


There’s over a billion Office users, and over 200 million education customers using Office 365.… Visit the author's original post

Webcast – Developing on Office 365 in Education – Wednesday 20th January

There’s over a billion Office users, and over 200 million education customers using Office 365. And with the shift to the cloud with Office 365, Office has become a platform for developers, as well as a set of tools for users. Customers expect apps and web services to use their existing tools, rather than create a new one for each different system they use (things like email services, or calendars). So we have been working hard for a few years on making sure that Office provides ways for developers to create and integrate with it.… Visit the author's original post

Webcast – Developing on Office 365 in Education – Wednesday 20th January

There’s over a billion Office users, and over 200 million education customers using Office 365. And with the shift to the cloud with Office 365, Office has become a platform for developers, as well as a set of tools for users. Customers expect apps and web services to use their existing tools, rather than create a new one for each different system they use (things like email services, or calendars). So we have been working hard for a few years on making sure that Office provides ways for developers to create and integrate with it.… Visit the author's original post

Edu DevCamp Sydney – Building education apps for Office and SharePoint

image

Apply for participation in our free DevCamp for Education Partners in Sydney, and work alongside Microsoft experts to learn how to integrate your solution with Office 365

Office 365 Education is experiencing great momentum today, with more than 200 million users in education worldwide today, free entry level pricing, and availability in over 120 markets. In Australia, there has been an especially strong take up of Office 365 Education.

For Education partners this offers a unique opportunity as new integration options are available to help you improve the single-sign on experience for teachers and students, and increase discoverability of your solution all (while saving yourself money).… Visit the author's original post

Learn how to do Single Sign On with Office 365, and more: Office DevCamps in Australia

image

Developers: We've got a series of (free!) DevCamps coming up in the next few weeks, for software developers who want to develop apps that integrate to Office 365 (for web, Windows, iOS or Android) and/or that want to integrate to the Office 365 identity using Azure Active Directory. This course is relevant for both commercial developers, working for ISVs, as well as developers within schools, TAFEs and universities, who are developing services for their users.

If you're developing apps or web services for education then there are three critical reasons why you should sign up:

  • By adding the 'Sign in with Office 365' to your service, you create a really simple Single-Sign-On experience for students and staff that connects with their existing identity through the school/TAFE/university’s Azure Active Directory (not just for Australian students - there are over 140m users of Office 365 Education globally)
  • Integrating to OneDrive allows users to work with their own documents easily, whilst saving you money through having user documentsvideosphotos etc stored on OneDrive, not your servers
  • You can get your app listed in the global Office Store, as well as the Educational App catalogue, opening a much wider market for you
 

Build Productivity Apps

Learn how to build apps using standard web technologies that extend the familiar Office and Office 365 experience and potentially sell them to over 1 billion Office users in 147 international markets. 

At this DevCamp, you will learn the concepts of the new Office 365 API model and go deep into building out an end-to-end example on the Office 365 environment.

Visit the author's original post

Making things easier for your users: Single Sign On with Office 365

Over the last year, we have been working with software and website developers to make it easier for students and staff to login to their services by allowing them to login with their Office 365 username. This means that students don’t need to remember yet another login identity and password, but simply use the username and password that you’ve already given them. And, in many cases, they are automatically logged in without having to re-enter their details. It also means that your users stay under your control - for example, if you suspend a user account, you’re also suspending it on all of the third-party websites too!… Visit the author's original post

Ways for schools and universities to manage inappropriate web content

For six years, the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit has been working on PhotoDNA technology – a way of detecting illegal online child sexual abuse photos. It is used by a wide range of social media and photo sharing companies, like Facebook, Twitter and Flipboard, to scan user-generated images as they are uploaded onto their web services. Any organisation that hosts user-generated content – video, images, text – carries a risk of users uploading offensive or illegal materials. PhotoDNA provides a way to deal with the most extreme examples, and there are associated services that provide ways for schools, TAFEs and universities to manage inappropriate web content being posted on their own services.Visit the author's original post

TechFriday afl. 2: Microsoft en Internet of Things (2)

Vandaag de tweede video van de TechFriday! Een serie video’s gemaakt voor en door developers. Clemens Schotte, Microsoft Technical Evangelist, praat elke aflevering met experts van binnen en buiten Microsoft. Tijdens TechFriday staat uiteraard technologie centraal. We bepreken hoe de technologie werkt en wat het mogelijk maakt.

In de tweede TechFriday video gaan Clemens en Rajen verder op het onderwerp Internet of Things en laten enkele toepassingen zien met behulp van het .NET Micro framework en een Netduino Plus 2 met leds.… Visit the author's original post

New Moodle integrations with Microsoft technology are on the way

Over the last couple of years I’ve written a number of times about integration points between Moodle and Microsoft, to help education customers understand what the opportunities are to be able to integrate two of their key tools for students and staff. This turns out to be important even for universities or TAFEs which have standardised on other learning management systems, because even in these organisations, there seem to always be specific departments, projects or users who are running a Moodle learning management system – even when everybody else is using the institution’s standard Blackboard/Brightspace or other LMS.… Visit the author's original post

Office DevCamp in Melbourne: Learn how to develop apps for Office and Office 365

DevCampHeader

On December 11th, in Melbourne, we’re running a free, full-day Office DevCamp for developers who want to write apps and services for Office or Office 365. It’ll help you to build solutions that can use Office to do things like allow students to read and write from their OneDrive (and save you having to run expensive storage services on your own servers); or build workflows in Office to make a teacher’s life easier. Or simply allow a teacher or student to have a single-sign in to your service using their Office 365 login (that’s a simple step that gives you access to millions of users).… Visit the author's original post

Developing education solutions in Office 365

With so many education customers using Office 365 globally (now in the tens of millions of education uses), there's continuing interest by developers in creating services for customers, running on top of Office. This could mean developing an app for Word, Excel, PowerPoint; or could be developing a system that uses the Office 365 cloud service to deliver an integrated solution.

Office Dev Centre logoThe team responsible for this at Microsoft are very busy releasing new information and features for developers. You can read about these in the constant updates from the Developer stream on the Office Blogs.… Visit the author's original post

Could Cortana in education help students and teachers?

Cortana logo

Cortana is the intelligent voice-activated assistant on a Windows Phone - described as ‘your personal assistant in your phone’ - and it provides a new way of interacting with other people and your phone. I’ve been using Cortana on my phone for a while now, using the Developer Preview of Windows 8.1 and over time I’ve discovered some great things it can do for me (I most often use it to send an SMS as I’m leaving the office, remind me about something when I arrive somewhere, and to check information in my calendar).… Visit the author's original post