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Last Build Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2017 02:43:01 +0000


Programmatically Creating and Signing Word Documents

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 02:43:01 +0000

I got asked by a customer how to generate and sign Word Documents programmatically. I couldn't find a good example, so I wrote them one: In summary, the architecture looks like this: Details are in the Github Repo

Digital Workplace Conference Sydney 23-24 August

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 01:15:23 +0000

I’m so looking forward to speaking at the Digital Workplace Conference in Sydney next month. Last time I spoke at this conference (when it was still the SharePoint Conference), I talked about building and creating documents with the OpenXML SDK and SharePoint2010 Word Automation Services. This ended up as one of my my most popular...

Build Tour Sydney Hack – Are you ready?

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:03:53 +0000

I’m getting pretty excited about this week’s Build event coming to Sydney and I am particularly looking forward to the Day 2 Hack on Friday 30 June.  In order to ensure your time is maximised with hacking and coding, not installing software and tools, please make sure your machine has all the required tools before...

Gotchas writing Tabs for Teams

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:51:08 +0000

I had great fun last night presenting at the Sydney SharePoint User Group on an “Introduction to Customising Microsoft Teams with Tabs and Bots” (thanks John and Ivan for inviting me). I shamelessly stole the slides and code from Mike Ammerlaan’s excellent VS2017 Launch video Create awesome bots, connectors and tabs in Microsoft Teams. In...

My top tips for a Successful Ignite Australia Session

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 04:19:53 +0000

For four days in February (14-17), Microsoft Ignite Australia will bring together Developers and IT Pros to explore new ideas and build their knowledge. Tracks this year will cover familiar themes such as Architecture, Cloud, .NET, Windows, Productivity and Datacentre and Infrastructure Management and we are also shaking things up and including sessions that cover...

More Podcasting – this time for Office Developers

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 04:17:41 +0000

I recently joined Richard diZerega as the co-host of the Office Developer Podcast. It’s been an interesting time getting things set up. For a start, Richard’s based in Texas, I’m in Sydney and our guest (if we have one) is somewhere else. Finding a mutually convenient time is an issue. Next, recording remotely is a...

Aussie IT Folk – Upskill and maybe win an XBox

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:57:39 +0000

Announcing the Knowledge Master Competition. Upskill your knowledge, and be in with a chance to win an Xbox One. What could go wrong go wrong? We are giving you a chance to win an Xbox One. All you have to do is… Complete one of the following online MVA courses ‘Dev/Test in the Cloud’ (total...

Excellent Xamarin session from dotnetConf

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 04:10:36 +0000

dotnetConf was a virtual event that ran June 7-9 and there were some great sessions. One of my favourites was James Motemamagno’s iOS & Android Development for the C# Developer with Xamarin Check it out   PS if you’d like one of those cool Xamarin Monkeys, drop me a note with a shipping address and...

Re-displaying the Consent Dialog in Graph Explorer

Sun, 29 May 2016 04:17:47 +0000

I was trying to follow along with Richard diZerega’s excellent tutorial on using the Excel REST Api in the Microsoft Graph (Episode 28 of the Office Dev Show). As he demonstrated, I was using the Graph Explorer and was able to find my workbook by GETting$select=name,id And then get a reference to the workbook...

//build/ is coming to Melbourne 26 May

Wed, 04 May 2016 23:07:38 +0000

Well, some of it at least. Join us for this free one-day event with some of Microsoft’s top presenters on Thursday May 26th in Melbourne. While the keynote will cover much of the build content, the remainder of the day will focus on the Windows Developer experience with Hands-on Labs and in-depth presentations. The day...