Category Archives: Office 365

Know-Your-Tech: SQL Server & Power BI Event – Dubai, UAE

SQL Server and power BI session on 27th April at Microsoft Office, Dubai Internet City

If you are an IT Professional and looking for a breakthrough performance to accelerate your organization’s business and enable new, transformational scenarios; or if you want to see how to create dashboards, reports and also explore new Power BI Designs. This is the session for you. REGISTER NOW!

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Azure ExpressRoute connectivity to Office 365

Yesterday, Microsoft Office Division made an announcement that starting later this year, Office 365 customers will be able to use Azure ExpressRoute to establish a private, managed connection to Office 365. This is something Microsoft customers have been asking for since ExpressRoute launched last year. Currently, ExpressRoute provides customers with dedicated network connectivity through a private connection from their network to Microsoft Azure, and Microsoft has decided to take this to the next level by extending the same option for connectivity to Office 365.

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For the full announcement, please check http://blogs.office.com/2015/03/17/announcing-azure-expressroute-connectivity-to-office-365/

Increasing opportunities for JavaScript developers on the Office 365 platform

Last Friday, Microsoft announced new capabilities to allow JavaScript developers to interact with the Office 365 APIs.

The OneDrive for Business and Sites APIs now have cross-origin resource sharing (CORS) support and Mail/Calendar/Contacts are coming soon. As more Office 365 API endpoints come online for services they will also support this including Office Graph, Yammer, Video Portal, Skype and content services.

Developers now have the choice to call the Office 365 APIs from the server-side or client-side. This means developers can write single page applications, which have a better user experience and better performance, because they don’t have to proxy all their calls through a server-side façade service.

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Read full post from here …

Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode on ALM with Office 365 Development

In episode 31 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Jeremy Thake (Senior Product Manager @ Microsoft) speaks to Vesa Juvonen about Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) with Office 365 Development. Vesa shares what they have been doing with the Office 365 Patterns & Practices initiative with regard to ALM as well as what his core customers that he works with are doing. He also talks about different options for dev/test/prod environments for Office 365 too.

Download podcast from here.

Also, a couple of my ALM posts that I posted last year along with other extremely helpful posts have been featured in the post. For ALM enthusiasts, I would highly recommend listening to the podcast and checking its featured posts.

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Microsoft to drop SharePoint Online Public facing website from Office 365

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Yes, it’s now official and the rumors on Twitter were right.

Starting in January 2015, Microsoft is making changes to the SharePoint Online Public Website feature. Exisiting customers of this feature will continue to have access for another two years. New customers who subscribe to Office 365 after the changeover date won’t have access to this feature. Moving forward, Office 365 customers will have access to third-party offerings that will enable them to easily integrate their public presence with their Office 365 service.Microsoft is not yet disclosing which third-party services it will recommend, but instead is saying details will be coming on this in January 2015. My humble guess is that GoDaddy will be a big player in this area because of its alliance with Microsoft in the cloud space.

To learn more about the changes, please check http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/3027254 .

If you are an existing customer and you still need to use the feature, I would highly recommend watching this MVA course.