Slides from SharePoint Cincy 2018 Conference

This post is a few days late as I’m catching up from being out of town for vacation and at the SharePoint Cincy 2018 Conference.  A big thank you to all who attended my session, the organizers (especially Sean McDonough), sponsors, other speakers, and anyone else who helped put on the conference.  Below are my slides from my session.  Feel free to reach out with any questions or comments.

Dipping Your Toe into Cloud Development with Azure Functions

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Speaking at SharePoint Cincy 2018

I’m excited to be speaking at SharePoint Cincy 2018.  I believe this is the 5th year I’ve spoken there and it has always been a good conference to meet with attendees and hear other good content.  Below is an abstract for the session that I’ll be presenting on cloud development using Azure Functions (a recent area of big interest I’ve been working with a customer on).  There is still time to register.  Feel free to use my promo code Jackett2018 for a discount.  If you’re attending the conference feel free to stop by and say hi.

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SharePoint Cincy 2018

Website: http://www.sharepointcincy.com/

Registration: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=vwg9epoab&oeidk=a07ef00osd9d81e26f2

Title: Dipping Your Toe into Cloud Development with Azure Functions

Abstract: Those on-prem custom solutions (ex. timer jobs, batch processes, etc.) need to be re-written for SharePoint Online. Where do you host them so that you don’t DoS the proxy? How do you properly secure public endpoints for Azure resources? What authentication will you use against SharePoint Online? In this session we will introduce Azure Functions and related services as an option for replacing on-prem solutions while keeping in mind security, architecture, authentication, scalability, and more. We’ll also walk through a real-world scenario calling Office 365 APIs using an authenticated Azure AD app. Prior experience with Azure is helpful but not required.

Slides and Demo Files from SPTechCon DC 2017

   Big thanks to Stacy and her crew of organizers, all of the attendees, and fellow speakers at SPTechCon DC 2017.  This was one of the best ones I’ve attended from an engagement and networking perspective.  Below are my slides and source code.  Feel free to let me know about any follow up questions or comments.

PowerApps and Microsoft Flow for Developers

GitHub link to demo project files

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

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Intro to Power BI for Office 365 Developers

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Sample Financial Data file

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=521962

Blog posts on SMAT data report

https://aka.ms/SMAT2013BTJpart1

https://aka.ms/SMAT2013BTJpart2

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Slides and Demo Files from Dogfood Con 2017

   A big thanks to Cassandra, Trey, Danillo, and all of the other organizers of Dogfood Con 2017.  Thanks also to all of the folks who attended my two sessions.  Below are my slides and source code.  Feel free to let me know about any follow up questions or comments.

PowerApps and Microsoft Flow for Developers

GitHub link to demo project files

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

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Intro to Power BI for Office 365 Developers

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Sample Financial Data file

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=521962

Blog posts on SMAT data report

https://aka.ms/SMAT2013BTJpart1

https://aka.ms/SMAT2013BTJpart2

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Slides and Demo Files from CincyDevelop() Conference

   A big thanks to Phil and all of the other organizers of Cincy.Develop() / Day of Agile Conference.  Thanks also to all of the folks who attended my Integrate All the Things: PowerApps and Flow for Developers session.  Below are my slides and source code.  Feel free to let me know about any follow up questions or comments.

PowerApps and Microsoft Flow for Developers

GitHub link to demo project files

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

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Upcoming Speaking Events in 2017

I’m honored to be accepted to speak at the following upcoming events.  Here are the abstracts for these presentations.  If you are at any of these events feel free to stop by and chat.  Registration is still open as of the time of writing as well.

 

Cincy.Develop()

Website: Cincy Day of Agile and Cincy.Develop()

When: Fri. Jul 28, 2:40pm-3:40pm

Title: Integrate All the Things: PowerApps and Microsoft Flow for Developers

Abstract: Securely start a server farm of Azure dev VMs with the tap of a button on your phone. Update data in an on-prem DB from any device without writing any plumbing code or UI layer. In this session we will overview PowerApps and Microsoft Flow which are low-code / no-code solutions that allow forms and workflow development that integrate to hundreds of services including Twilio, Twitter, Azure, GitHub, and more. We will also talk about the developer story for integrating with Custom Connectors 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. Prior experience with PowerApps and Flow is not required.

 

DogFood Conference

Website: DogFoodCon

When: Oct 5-6, timeslots TBA

Title: Integrate All the Things: PowerApps and Microsoft Flow for Developers

Abstract: Securely start a server farm of Azure dev VMs with the tap of a button on your phone. Update data in an on-prem DB from any device without writing any plumbing code or UI layer. In this session we will overview PowerApps and Microsoft Flow which are low-code / no-code solutions that allow forms and workflow development that integrate to hundreds of services including Twilio, Twitter, Azure, GitHub, and more. We will also talk about the developer story for integrating with Custom Connectors 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. Prior experience with PowerApps and Flow is not required.

 

Title: Intro to Power BI for Office 365 Developers

Abstract: “Power BI is SSRS in the cloud, right?” “I’ll throw a few pie charts on the screen and call it a dashboard, right?” Wrong. In this session we will introduce Office 365 developers to the Power BI service and Power BI Desktop. We will cover data sources that can be used (Azure SQL, SharePoint, files, etc.), direct query vs. imported dataset, report and dashboard creation, and the on-prem data gateway. We will also break down misconceptions of good dashboard design (hint: pie charts and 3D are almost always a bad design). Prior experience with Power BI or Power BI desktop are not required.

 

SPTechCon DC

Website: SPTechCon DC

When: Nov 12-15, timeslots TBA

Title: Integrate All the Things: PowerApps and Microsoft Flow for Developers

Abstract: Securely start a server farm of Azure dev VMs with the tap of a button on your phone. Update data in an on-prem DB from any device without writing any plumbing code or UI layer. In this session we will overview PowerApps and Microsoft Flow which are low-code / no-code solutions that allow forms and workflow development that integrate to hundreds of services including Twilio, Twitter, Azure, GitHub, and more. We will also talk about the developer story for integrating with Custom Connectors 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. Prior experience with PowerApps and Flow is not required.

 

Title: Intro to Power BI for Office 365 Developers

Abstract: “Power BI is SSRS in the cloud, right?” “I’ll throw a few pie charts on the screen and call it a dashboard, right?” Wrong. In this session we will introduce Office 365 developers to the Power BI service and Power BI Desktop. We will cover data sources that can be used (Azure SQL, SharePoint, files, etc.), direct query vs. imported dataset, report and dashboard creation, and the on-prem data gateway. We will also break down misconceptions of good dashboard design (hint: pie charts and 3D are almost always a bad design). Prior experience with Power BI or Power BI desktop are not required.

 

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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

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Running Your Azure Dev / Test VMs for Cheap

PowerShell script for creating new Azure RM VM

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