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Introducing Microsoft Ignite

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:05

This morning on The Official Microsoft Blog, we revealed more details about our enterprise technology conference in May—Microsoft Ignite. If you attended the SharePoint Conference, Exchange Conference, Lync Conference or Project Conference, this is the conference for you. And, if you’re interested in or already using Office 365, this is the conference for you. Register now to reserve your spot and we will see you in Chicago on May 4, 2015.

Join the YamJam:

We are committed to making Microsoft Ignite an incredible and valuable event for all of us who are passionate about Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, Project and Visio. We want your feedback to help shape plans for this event. Join us for a YamJam on the Office 365 Technical Network on Tuesday, October 21st 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PDT to ask questions about the event and to provide feedback on what you want to see there. For those unfamiliar with a YamJam, it is similar to a “TweetJam” on Twitter or an “Ask Me Anything (AMA)” on Reddit, except it takes place on Yammer.

How to participate:

  1. Request access to the Office 365 Technical Network.
  2. Join the Ignite Event group. You can find it by using the Browse Groups function or through the search bar.
  3. Log in at 9:00 a.m. PDT on Tuesday, October 21st to ask questions and provide feedback on what you want to see from the Microsoft Office Division at the conference.

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Register now for upcoming Access events

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:00

Are you a developer or user of Microsoft Access or know someone who is? Interested in expanding your knowledge about the new web capabilities in Access 2013 or how to improve Access desktop applications? There are two upcoming events that you might consider attending to gain knowledge on Microsoft Access and Access Services from seasoned professionals.

J Street Technology is organizing another one-day conference on Access.

Join us Thursday, November 6th in Redmond, WA for another Access Day event. The conference will be held on Microsoft’s main campus this year.

This upcoming Access Day event will once again feature internationally-respected presenters, including Access MVPs, book authors, professional Access developers, and even a member of the Access development team at Microsoft.

Access Day will include sessions by Luke Chung, Andy Tabisz, Tim Getsch, Jeff Conrad and Armen Stein and will cover a mix of Access desktop techniques and new Access web app development. The intended audience is Access developers and advanced users who want to learn ways to make their applications more powerful and develop Access solutions for the web using Office 365.

Here’s what people said about previous Access Day events:

“Access Day has provided a welcoming environment for professionals to meet and get acquainted with peers…”
–Craig R.

“The presentations focused on real-world solutions and scenarios and reminded me how much I like Access.”
–Luis C.

“I really enjoyed the great mix of topics and the enthusiasm of each presenter was excellent.”
–Craig A.

Check out Access Day 2014 to register and to learn more information and schedule details.

 

Join us Tuesday, November 18th for the UK Access User Group Fall 2014 National Seminar at the Microsoft offices in Thames Valley Park Reading, Berkshire.

This one-day seminar will include sessions presented by Armen Stein, Adrian Bell, Julian Kirkness and Paul Christie.

Great database design

Presenter: Armen Stein—J Street Technology

All Access Projects should start with great database structures—do yours? Armen will present the database design techniques and naming conventions that J Street Technology uses in their projects.  Slides and documents will be available to attendees.

Case study: useful procedures of NeoPa

Presenter: Adrian Bell—Microsoft Access MVP

Adrian will be sharing code and concepts about how to develop in a way that is consistent and therefore more maintainable. Procedures that cover many areas we all need to work within and around will be discussed. Examples that will be shown include string manipulation, SQL specific string manipulation, process optimization, security (passwords), progress display, basic tools for working with files and more.

Web Apps–from idea to App store

Presenter: Julian Kirkness—Microsoft Access MVP

Julian has an impressive record, he was the first person worldwide to put up an Access-based web app in the Office Online store.  As such, he is well placed to describe how Office Online—and Access web apps—can benefit you, both as a user and as a developer.

The non-Access parts of Office Online

Presenter: Paul Christie

We have been given some excellent information about using the Access Web App but what about the rest of Office? There are Web Apps for Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Paul will quickly run through what can be done with PowerPoint and Word and then focus on the Excel Web App. He will look at the Table functionality that came in with Excel 2007 and what limitations there are when using some of these facilities in the Web App.

Access form techniques

Presenter: Armen Stein—J Street Technology

Armen will demonstrate ways to make your Access forms more powerful and easier to use and navigate. Techniques will include alternatives to tabs, daisy-chaining forms and custom navigation buttons. Slides and documents will be available to attendees.

Visit the UK Access User Group site to book your spot now for the UK Access User Group Fall 2014 National Seminar and for seminar details.

 

 

 

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Register now for October 8 Access Day in Denver, CO

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:00

Are you a developer or user of Microsoft Access, or know someone who is?  Interested in the new web capabilities in Access 2013 or how to improve your Access client applications?

After successful one-day conferences in Bellevue and Irvine,
J Street Technology is taking Access Day to Denver!  Join us Wednesday, October 8 in Denver, CO for the next Access Day, featuring internationally-respected presenters, including Access MVPs, book authors, and even a member of the Access development team at Microsoft.

Access Day will include sessions by Kevin BellAlison BalterAndy Tabisz, George Young, and Armen Stein that cover a mix of Access client techniques and new Access 2013 Web App development.

Here’s what people are saying about Access Day:

A lot of fun, great information!  Thanks for putting it on!  –Ryan E.

Access Day has provided a welcoming environment for professionals to meet and get acquainted with peers… –Craig R.

The presentations focused on real-world solutions and scenarios and reminded me how much I like Access.  –Luis C.

I really enjoyed the great mix of topics and the enthusiasm of each presenter was excellent.  –Craig A.

Details and registration link are at www.AccessDay.org.  Register by August 28 for a $20 early bird discount.

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The Garage Series for Office 365: What’s new in the world of apps for Office?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:40

This week hosts Jeremy Chapman and Richard diZerega explore what’s new in the new world of apps for Office. They look at the top 5 new features including amazing content apps for PowerPoint, Excel APIs for formatting, content apps for Access, mail APIs for body and attachments and compose mail apps. Watch as Richard masterfully demonstrates all of this along the way.

Last week we caught up with Jeremy Thake to talk about the apps for Office model itself and what is new, different and better versus the more traditional extensibility options in Office, SharePoint and Exchange. This week we examine things that have recently been added as new capabilities to the apps for Office model itself. The great thing about the cloud and its agile development is that the extensibility platform itself can continually evolve. So we highlight the top 5 recent additions and enhancements to the apps for Office model.

Instead of give everything away in the blog, I’ll encourage you to watch the show. Richard is always one of the best Garage Series cohosts and here he doesn’t disappoint as he presents the apps for Office model and shows few awesome demonstrations in PowerPoint, mail, Excel and even Access that you don’t want to miss.

Next time, we’ll hit the road again as we put Office 365 offline and device support to the test in the deserts and waterways surrounding Dubai.

See you then!

Jeremy Chapman

More resources

Office 365 Developer Center http://dev.office.com/

Blog http://blogs.office.com/dev

Twitter http://www.twitter.com/OfficeDev

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/OfficeDev

Garage Series Video Channel

Garage Series Season 1 Blog Archive

Follow @OfficeGarage on Twitter

Office 365 Garage Series Apps for Windows Phone and Windows 8

                       

About the Garage Series hosts

By day, Jeremy Chapman works at Microsoft, responsible for optimizing the future of Office client and service delivery as the senior deployment lead. Jeremy’s background in application compatibility, building deployment automation tools and infrastructure reference architectures has been fundamental to the prioritization of new Office enterprise features such as the latest Click-to-Run install. By night, he is a car modding fanatic and serial linguist. Richard diZerega is a Technology Solutions Professional in Dallas, TX, where he helps large enterprise customers architect solutions. Although a developer at heart, he’s spent a good portion of the last decade architecting SharePoint-centric solutions in the areas of Search, Portals/Collaboration, Content/Document Management, and Business Intelligence.

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