Slides and Demo Scripts from SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities 2016

A big thank you out to the organizers, attendees, and sponsors from SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities.  It has been a number of years since I was last at this event and great to see it alive and well.  I had a great time getting to talk with attendees and fellow speakers as well as presenting two sessions.  Slides, code, and scripts from my sessions are below.  If you have any feedback or follow up questions please leave a comment below.

 

On a personal note I was completely flattered when Jeff Teper (“father of SharePoint” himself) and James Phillips (CVP for Business Apps at Microsoft) tweeted back to me during my prep time this morning.  Great to see the Corporate Vice President or SharePoint and OneDrive engaged and supporting community events.  A sign of good things to come from the SharePoint and PowerApps leadership.

 

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PowerApps and Microsoft Flow Intro for Developers

GitHub link to demo project files

https://github.com/BrianTJackett/BTJ.PowerApps.AzureDBSample

Slides

 

Running Your Azure Dev / Test VMs for Cheap

PowerShell script for creating new Azure RM VM

Slides

 

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Slides and Demo Scripts from Dog Food Conference 2016

   A big thank you out to the organizers, attendees, and sponsors from Dog Food Conference.  I had a great time getting to talk with attendees and fellow speakers as well as presenting two sessions.  Slides, code, and scripts from my sessions are below.  If you have any feedback or follow up questions please leave a comment below.

 

PowerApps and Microsoft Flow Intro for Developers

GitHub link to demo project files

https://github.com/BrianTJackett/BTJ.PowerApps.AzureDBSample

Slides

 

Running Your Azure Dev / Test VMs for Cheap

PowerShell script for creating new Azure RM VM

Slides

 

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Slides and Demos from SharePoint Saturday Detroit 2016

   After a few years away I was able to present at SharePoint Saturday Detroit 2016.  A big thank you to all of the attendees, sponsors, organizers, and other speakers.  Below are my slides and a link to a GitHub repo with the demo projects that I used for the final demo.  This includes the Azure SQL DB project, API app, and Web App.  If you have any feedback or questions feel free to leave a comment below.

GitHub link to demo project files

https://github.com/BrianTJackett/BTJ.PowerApps.AzureDBSample

 

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Upcoming Speaking Events September 2016

   After many months away from blogging and speaking (baby #2 was born recently) I’m speaking at a few conferences in the coming months.  If you are attending any of these conferences please stop by and say hi.  Looking forward to returning to each of these events.  Here are the sessions and abstracts.

 

Sessions

SharePoint Saturday Detroit (Sept 17th, 2016)

Title: PowerApps and Microsoft Flow for the SharePoint Developer

Abstract: PowerApps and Microsoft Flow are enterprise services (currently in preview) that allows power users and developers to build scalable applications that connect with numerous consumer and enterprise sources using PowerPoint and Excel-like tools. In this session we will overview the integration points for PowerApps and Microsoft Flow with various sources such as OneDrive, Twitter, Azure, and more. We will also talk about the developer story for integrating with custom APIs and on-prem data sources such as SQL Server and SharePoint. Lastly we will demo a number of scenarios to show how easily you can create and consume apps across Windows, iOS, Android, and web.

 

DogFood Con (Oct 5-6, 2016)

Title: PowerApps and Microsoft Flow Intro for Developers

Abstract: PowerApps and Microsoft Flow are enterprise services (currently in preview) that allows power users and developers to build scalable applications that connect with numerous consumer and enterprise sources using PowerPoint and Excel-like tools.  In this session we will overview the integration points for PowerApps and Microsoft Flow with various sources such as OneDrive, Twitter, Azure, and more.  We will also talk about the developer story for integrating with custom APIs and on-prem data sources such as SQL Server and SharePoint.  Lastly we will demo a number of scenarios to show how easily you can create and consume apps across Windows, iOS, Android, and web.

 

Title: Running Your Dev / Test VMs in Azure for Cheap

Abstract: With an MSDN subscription you can run your dev / test environment in Azure IaaS for less than the cost of a cup of coffee each day. In this session we will overview the basics of Azure IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), the pieces you will use to be successful deploying SharePoint in Azure (including the new Azure Resource Manager templates), and how to use resources as efficiently as possible to reduce your costs and boost your farm performance. This session is targeted to SharePoint developers and administrators. Prior knowledge of Azure is helpful but not a requirement.

 

SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities (Oct 29, 2016)

Title: PowerApps and Microsoft Flow for Developers

Abstract: PowerApps and Microsoft Flow are enterprise services (currently in preview) that allows power users and developers to build scalable applications that connect with numerous consumer and enterprise sources using PowerPoint and Excel-like tools.  In this session we will overview the integration points for PowerApps and Microsoft Flow with various sources such as OneDrive, Twitter, Azure, and more.  We will also talk about the developer story for integrating with custom APIs and on-prem data sources such as SQL Server and SharePoint.  Lastly we will demo a number of scenarios to show how easily you can create and consume apps across Windows, iOS, Android, and web.​

 

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Speaking at Central Ohio Azure User Group June 2016

Next Monday, June 13th I am excited to be presenting at the Central Ohio Azure user group (COAzure). This will be my first time speaking at this group.  Session details are below.  Meeting is from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Microsoft building in Columbus near Polaris mall.  Come on out and learn more about Azure VM.

 

Session

Title: Running Your Dev/Test Virtual Machines in Azure for Cheap

Abstract: With an MSDN subscription you can run your dev / test SharePoint environment in Azure IaaS for less than the cost of a cup of coffee each day. In this session we will overview the basics of Azure IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), the pieces you will use to be successful deploying SharePoint in Azure (including the new Azure Resource Manager templates), and how to use resources as efficiently as possible to reduce your costs and boost your farm performance. This session is targeted to SharePoint developers and administrators. Prior knowledge of Azure is helpful but not a requirement.

 

 

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Slides and Scripts from SPTechCon Austin 2016

   Thanks to all of the attendees at my SPTechCon Austin 2016 sessions.  On this blog post I’ll share my slides and demo scripts (and update it with future slide decks as I give the presentations).  Note that all scripts are provided as-is with no warranty.  Run them in a non-production environment first.

 

PowerShell for Your SharePoint Tool Belt

Slides

 

Demo scripts

 

 

Running Your Dev / Test VMs in Azure for Cheap

Slides

 

Scripts

 

 

PowerApps Enterprise Integration and Demos

Slides (not yet posted while PowerApps is still in preview)

 

 

 

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Speaking at SPTechCon Austin 2016

   I’m honored to be accepted to speak at SPTechCon Austin 2016 next week.  It has been a few years since I’ve been able to attend / present at an SPTechCon with many life and work changes in the past 2 years.  The organizers for this event put on a great conference with top name speakers, educated attendees, and a nice venue from the previous ones I’ve attended.  Below are the sessions that I will be presenting along with a call out to another session by Jen Mason you should see before my PowerApps session.

 

Sessions

When: Mon Feb 22, 2:00pm-3:15pm

Title: PowerShell for Your SharePoint Tool Belt

Abstract: PowerShell is becoming the command line interface for all Microsoft server products, including SharePoint. If you haven’t started using PowerShell you will want to add it to your set of tools in your tool belt.  In this demo-heavy session we will show tips and tricks for using the PowerShell console and ISE, traverse through all sites in a farm, create reports, and create a secure remote connection with whitelisted commands through constrained endpoints.  We will also cover some of the more intermediate to advanced techniques available within PowerShell that will improve your work efficiency.  This session is targeted to administrators and developers and assumes a basic familiarity with PowerShell.

 

(Jen Mason’s session on PowerApps for O365 which you should attend prior to my PowerApps integration session)

When: Wed Feb 24, 8:30am-9:45am

Title: An Inside Look at PowerApps on Office 365

Abstract: Microsoft has ​unveiled PowerApps, an innovative and compelling new service for building mobile-first business applications. PowerApps empowers ​information workers to connect to data sources in the cloud and on-prem, and to create no-code, targeted mobile applications that can be shared with users on any device. PowerApps let users take advantage of pre-configured templates to do tasks like:
·       Use simple logic flows and create an email notification if a new tweet appears
·       Create a lead in Salesforce if an email arrives
·       Create an approval process email when a button is clicked in an app
…and more. PowerApps can connect to Office 365, OneDrive, Dropbox, Salesforce, Oracle, SAP, Twitter, SQL and more. In this session we will explore this new tool and show some demos. You don’t want to miss this great opportunity to hear about the new PowerApps features.

 

When: Web, Feb 24, 11:00am-12:15pm
Title: PowerApps Enterprise Integration and Demos

Abstract: PowerApps is an enterprise service (currently in preview) that allows power users and developers to build scalable applications that connect with numerous consumer and enterprise sources using PowerPoint and Excel-like tools.  In this session we will overview the integration points for PowerApps with various sources such as OneDrive, Twitter, Azure, and more.  We will also talk about the developer story for integrating with on-prem sources such as SQL Server and SharePoint.  Lastly we will demo a number of scenarios to give you a feel for how quickly and easily apps for Windows, iOS, Android, and web can be created once and consumed on all platforms.  This session is targeted to information workers, power users, and developers.  General experience working with Excel / PowerPoint data is helpful but not required.

 

When: Wed Feb 24, 1:30pm-2:45pm

Title: Running Your Dev/Test Virtual Machines in Azure for Cheap

Abstract: With an MSDN subscription you can run your dev / test SharePoint environment in Azure IaaS for less than the cost of a cup of coffee each day. In this session we will overview the basics of Azure IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), the pieces you will use to be successful deploying SharePoint in Azure (including the new Azure Resource Manager templates), and how to use resources as efficiently as possible to reduce your costs and boost your farm performance. This session is targeted to SharePoint developers and administrators. Prior knowledge of Azure is helpful but not a requirement.

 

Conclusion

   There is still time to register for SPTechCon Austin 2016.  You can use code JACKETT to save $200 but the early bird pricing is already over.  If you are attending please come say hi and I look forward to meeting you.

 

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