Two free tickets to great Office 365 and SharePoint events in Sydney in the next month

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Photo by Fancycrave on Unsplash

I wanted to write about two free upcoming events regarding Office 365 and SharePoint happening very soon in Sydney Australia, both events are free, but you’ll need to register.



First: Office 365 Saturday Sydney is this Saturday October 13!

on October 13 - that is this upcoming Saturday! We will be gathering at the Microsoft Sydney Reactor which is located above Wynyard station in the city. This would be… the 8th Saturday event we have ran since the earliest SharePoint Saturday.

This is happening this Saturday! Register here.
https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/O365-Saturday/events/255042254/

O365 Saturday Sydney 2018

Sat., 13 Oct. 2018, 9:00 am: Welcome to the 2018 edition of SharePoint & Office 365 Saturday Sydney! This is a free event where we learn and celebrate Office 365. We have a dozen local, national and international speakers...


Second: Office Developer Bootcamp is Friday November 2

This was an oversubscribed event in 2017 - join Microsoft evangelists and Office 365 Development MVPs for a day of catching up to the latest state of Office APIs and wizardry. We are on the ground covering your questions from Azure Functions, Flow, Microsoft Graph, SPFx, new SharePoint and Teams APIs to obscure API webhooks and cheapest ways to make Office 365 work for you and light up like a Christmas tree.

This is a full day Friday event held at Microsoft North Ryde, so you need to talk to your manager to get the day off and bring your laptop for a day of hacking.


https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/global-office-365-developer-bootcamp-sydney-2018-tickets-48062636640

Global Office 365 Developer Bootcamp - Sydney 2018

The Global Office 365 Developer Bootcamp is a free, one-day training event led by Microsoft MVPs with support from Microsoft and local community leaders. The bootcamps will provide hands-on labs for deep learning, and a comprehensive view of all key technologies and products on the Office 365 platform.

Whether we see you on the Saturday or the Friday, come visit and drop in and say hello. This is absolutely the best time to meet most of the Office 365 experts in Sydney and wrap up 2018.

I want to end this announcement with a lit Christmas tree. Hope to see you very soon.

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Office 365 Saturday Adelaide - 2018 September 15

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So it is said - there's always a SharePoint or Office 365 Saturday every Saturday around the world.

 


O365 Saturday Adelaide / SPS Saturday Adelaide

In less than two weeks, we'll converge in Adelaide Australia for September 15 2018 SharePoint and Office 365 Saturday.

This is a free event (held at Microsoft Adelaide this year) for Office 365 and SharePoint experts, developers, admin and powerusers to converge and talk about Office 365.

https://www.meetup.com/O365-Saturday/events/254139366/

This year I'm presenting an ever evolving talk around Microsoft Flow and what it can (and SharePoint's old Workflow platform can't do).

Hope to see you in Adelaide!

A small favour - share this with two people

Every year we reach out and people that come to the event tells us it's a great event but they wish they know about it earlier.  So here's our small ask:

If you are in Adelaide, please come, and please tell two other colleagues about this.
If you aren't in Adelaide - but you have colleagues in Adelaide, please tell them about this event.

 

 

 

Speaking and Hackathon at Digital Workplace Conference Australia - Melbourne

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In a little less than a month on August 15-16, I'll be presenting in Melbourne at the Digital Workplace Conference Australia 2018.  

www.dwcau.com.au

(I still fondly remember this conference as the previously annual Australian SharePoint Conference - but all things evolve.  SharePoint to SharePoint Online to Office 365, and the workplace evolved from portals to intranet to social platforms to conversational platforms).

Flow and Functions: level up our Serverless Toolkit in Office 365

I will be presenting an amped up talk covering the implementation and automation with Microsoft Flow and Azure Functions.  This is one of several sessions on Microsoft Flow at this conference so I will be covering implementation and mastery at level 200+  (But because it's Flow, it'll still look deceivingly simple!)


John join forces with Paul Culmsee and Ashlee at #DWCAU pre-conf hackathon

I want to also mention that I'm helping out with Paul Culmsee and Ashlee's PowerApps and Flow Workshop/Hackathon on 14 August 2018

http://www.dwcau.com.au/workshops/powerapps-hackathon/

I personally don't know how much PowerApps and Flow raw potential would be in that room in the hackathon.  I really want to find out and I hope you would too.  Space for this is limited - please consider this one day pre-conference workshop.

"Learn PowerApps and Flow from experts and build an app that you need." says John.

"Two MVPs for the price of one" says Paul.  I'll just leave this here.

Whether at the conference, and/or the hackathon, I hope to see you there in Melbourne.

Office 365 Saturday Canberra 2018 #O365CBR #SPSCBR

This Saturday - 14 July, we'll be converging on SharePoint and Office 365 Saturday Canberra.  I'm planning to take my time and drive down for the weekend.

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https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/O365-Saturday/events/252110689/ 

The event is held at Microsoft office this time (so not at the previous Clifton's venue).  We will be covering a mix of Office 365, modern SharePoint, and security topics.

I'll be around all day as well - ask me anything about SharePoint, Flow, PowerApps, Office Development, Todo, Xbox and everything!

I believe we have an Xbox One and a bunch of swag to give away too!  But you are definitely coming for the wide range of content and topics, and definitely not for the swag.

We hope to see you there!

 

Building a tool to help everyone with Flows: Flow Studio

So, I've been head-down, deep building a tool to help everyone make better Microsoft Flows

It doesn't have many bells and whistles, it is still in very early alpha.  But it will help makers navigate the Flows we build, and I'm rapidly adding tools to the toolset.  There are near endless ideas of where this can go.

So far, getting a lot of feedback from a few colleagues, I'd love to get more feedback, say from a dozen users.

This app is called Flow Studio, the code name is Kunai (a Ninja dagger, because it helps us slice and dice / sort and filter).

A public alpha version is hosted on Azure Blob Storage and AzureFunctions.  

https://flow-studio.azurewebsites.net/welcome

Please tell me about the bugs, but also tell me about what awesome ideas you'd like to see.

Crazy Version History:

  • 0.0.17 (not yet released) Duplicate Flow
  • 0.0.16 IndexDB caching, remembers settings now
  • 0.0.15 fix URL for run
  • 0.0.14 update to Angular 6
  • 0.0.13 Edit JSON (exercise in opening and saving Flow Definition)
  • 0.0.12 Disable/Enable Flow
  • 0.0.10 ...nested grid, layout, dialog, building out different services, auth, usual headaches

I figure it's the third day of SharePoint Conference North America and it's as good time as any to push this baby into the public.

Please let me know what you think of this.