NEBytes

North East Bytes - Microsoft Technology Usergroup in the North East of England

NEBytes June 2015 -

Join North East Bytes and SharePoint User Group UK for an evening of Azure and Office 365.
Date: Wednesday 17th June 2015

Time: 18:30-21:00

We have two new speakers to Newcastle, with a wealth of techncial experience between them looking to impart their wisdom on us. 

We will begin the evening with a discussion on the tricky and misunderstoof topic of:

Site Provisioning in Office 365

While this push to cloud is both great and exciting, it can be often time consuming, tedious and prone to errors if most of our work is undertaken manually. In this talk we will explore the current techniques for automating the process of provisioning many site collections, team sites, pages and web parts, user security etc, against both Cloud Hosted Office 365 and on premise SharePoint 2013. Specifically, we will look at taking real world user requirements and then letting these drive the provisioning through community initiatives as well as writing bespoke PowerShell and Provider Hosted Apps / CSOM.  

Join Daniel Westerdale, Office 365 Jedi, to demonstrate some simple approaches to automatrin to allow you to avoid the hazards caused by manual activity. The session is targeted towards both IT Pro, Power users and the developer audience.

Our second session of the evening, following a break for networking and refreshements is delivered by Simon Doy is a strongly developer focussed afair, but entirely relevent to Solution and Enterprise Architect level staff looking at considering development and utilization strategies around Azure.

Simon is an Independent SharePoint Solution Architect who has been hooked on SharePoint since 2006. Currently he is slowly transitioning into the Office 365/Azure world.  He has been built large scale solutions using SharePoint for clients in various markets including Construction, Finance, Healthcare, Government and Entertainment industries.   He also helps organise the Yorkshire SharePoint User Group so he is not new to these sessions.  Simon will cover the concept of:

Coding for the Azure paradigm

This talk is a developer/solution architecture focused session. It will take a full trust code application built on the SharePoint 2013 platform and discuss how it could be converted to run in the Cloud on the Office 365 and Azure platform.  We’ll introduce the application and its key requirements. The existing application architecture will be explained and then we will look at how we could convert the application into a cloud based SharePoint Add-In. There were a number of issues with the original application and the Cloud allows us to help solve those. The Cloud and the SharePoint Add-In model also introduce more problems so we’ll cover some techniques to help.

After discussing the new architecture we will then pick out some key areas and build those components in the cloud.

We'll conclude with a Q&A, so bring your questions, there will be a wealth of talent on hand to help work out your queries.


Eventbrite - An evening of Azure and Office 365