Re-imagining the future

Recoder 2015 - Decoding the Future of Cloud Powered Productivity & Collaboration

Recoder 2015 is a free one-day conference for application developers and IT professionals who want to get the fast track on Office 365. Discover how you can work smarter now, and get ready for the big innovations that are on the horizon.

Office 365 has become Microsoft’s fastest growing multi-billion dollar business, with hundreds of millions of users. At Recoder 2015 you will learn how you can build on this success – tapping into the secrets of the O365 APIs. There are very exciting times ahead, as Microsoft transforms the popular O365 productivity suite into an open platform running on all of the major operating systems, including Windows, Apple iOS and Google Android.

Recoder 2015 offers a fascinating day, whether you are an app developer looking to incorporate O365 functionality in your own apps, a developer creating full applications for O365, or an IT Pro responsible for the deployment and management of O365 applications.

See the UK’s first Live Demo of SharePoint Server 2016

In the morning you’ll gain new insights from some exciting keynote speakers including Steve Smith from Combined Knowledge (demoing SharePoint 2016 for the very first time in the UK) and Simon Hill from Wazoku, who will be sharing their views on the future of productivity and collaboration rooted in the reality of today. The afternoon is dedicated to breakout sessions tailored to IT Pros, plus Introductory and Deep Dive technical workshops for Developers, delivered by some of the industry’s most respected MVPs including Chris O’Brien, Spencer Harbar and Waldek Mastykarz.

Sessions include:

  • The Future is Bright – The Next Chapter
  • Enabling Innovation and Organisational Change through Integration of Best of Breed Technologies
  • Avanade Keynote title
  • Implementing Office 365 for the IT Pro
  • Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility
  • The missing Lync in Office 365
  • Intro to Office 365 developer landscape
  • Intro to Office 365 add-ins
  • Intro to Office 365 APIs
  • Building solutions with Office Graph
  • Deep dive on Office 365 API
  • Authentication and Authorization for Office 365 Add-ins

Don’t miss this opportunity to boost your knowledge and enhance your skills! Recoder 2015 takes place on 19 June 2015 at 155 Bishopsgate, London. It’s free to attend – just visit here now for more information and to book your place(s).

We look forward to seeing you there!

Your speakers

Steve Smith
Steve Smith
Simon Hill
Simon Hill
Dan Lewis
Dan Lewis
Anuj Airan
Anuj Airan
Martin Beeby
Martin Beeby
Wes Hackett
Wes Hackett
Waldek Mastykarz
Waldek Mastykarz
Chris O'Brien
Chris O'Brien
Spencer Harbar
Spencer Harbar

Recoder 2015 is a one-day conference for developers and IT professionals who want to get the fast track on Office 365. Discover how you can work smarter now, and get ready for the big innovations that are on the horizon.

Schedule

9.30am-4.15pm, 19 June 2015, 155 Bishopsgate, London

Morning Afternoon

Time
Title
Speaker
9.30
Registration
Abstract

An overview of the sessions for Day 1 of Tech.Days Online 2015 and how to make the most of your participation using the online chat tool to interact with our experts and where to find more information on the topics of particular interest to you.
Bio

Ed is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft UK, specialising in Infrastructure. His role is to engage with the technical community on anything Microsoft.
10:00
The Future is Bright – The Next Chapter
Steve Smith
see agenda with session abstracts and speaker bios
Abstract
Steve will revisit and focus in on the latest announcements from the Microsoft Build and Ignite conferences, and also share his insights into the future roadmap for Microsoft platforms. When it comes to strategic thinking around Cloud, Hybrid and On premises deployments, IT Professionals and Developers have a lot to look forward to. This keynote will highlight many of the key investments made by Microsoft and what they could mean in the near future.
Sessions Special – SharePoint Server 2016 Live demo – Latest Announcements
If you are interested in finding out Microsoft’s future for SharePoint 2016 on Prem then come to this session and see Steve Smith demo the latest announcement on a Live 2016 build.
Bio
Steve is well travelled, spending most of last 25 years travelling the world for the companies he owns and worked with – including achieving his first qualification with Microsoft technologies in 1998 whilst based in India working in the Engineering world.
Steve has specialized in Microsoft’s Infrastructure systems since 1995 and been involved in many Microsoft Beta programs since Windows 2000, Exchange 2000 and SharePoint 2001. The last 12 years however has seen a majority of his time with SharePoint and collaboration technology along with Hybrid, Azure and Office 365 in recent years.
Steve is the Owner of Combined Knowledge in the UK (http://www.combined-knowledge.com/) and Mindsharp in the US (http://www.mindsharp.com/), developing and training SharePoint, Office 365, Hybrid and collaboration courses, and is currently involved in the SharePoint 2016 TAP program. Much of his time today is spent working on building product and education solutions for companies wanting to make the most out of today’s collaboration products including the new Support+ Application for on demand training and support within SharePoint, Office 365 and On-Prem. http://www.combined-knowledge.com/products
Steve has been a strong community advocate since writing his first public whitepaper in 1998 and always keen to share his knowledge with others. He has been a SharePoint MVP since 2006 and is also one of the founders and organisers of the UK SharePoint User Group www.suguk.org. Recently Steve was recently awarded the Microsoft regional Director for the UK.

steve@combined-knowledge.com
@stevesmithck
11:00
Enabling Innovation and Organisational Change through Integration of Best of Breed Technologies
Simon Hill
see agenda with session abstracts and speaker bios
Abstract

Simon will look at the integrations from the perspective of (1) a partner deciding to build the app – including the process for doing so, such as the decisions around what functionality to build and how to make it a positive user experience – and (2) the customer (end-user perspective), and why the integration is important to current and future vision for innovation and organisational change.
Bio
Simon is an innovation leader and expert; co-founder of innovation software company Wazoku and tech evangelist.
He is an active author, blogger and speaker on topics relating to collaborative innovation, crowdsourcing, co-creation, interpreneurship and more. His expertise has been recognised extensively, being awarded the prestigious title of Guardian SME Leader of the Year 2014 and noted as a Top 15 influencer in crowdsourcing both in 2013 and 2014. He is also an Angel Investor and advisor to several B2B and B2C early stage tech businesses.
All organisations need to innovate, solve problems and generate new ideas to meet objectives. People are a business's greatest resource when doing so. By engaging a broader set of voices in discussions, new perspectives and valuable insights can be gained, implemented, measured and realised faster - so find good people and get them talking!
11:30
Break

Abstract

Transforming Giving. Just Giving - JustGiving is on a journey from being a UK digital success story to a Global social success story. For fifteen years, JustGiving has enabled people who fundraise for charity to seek sponsorship from their friends. JustGiving is now opening a new era in fundraising by making giving social and allowing everyone to show they care for good causes. On this journey, JustGiving has overhauled its technology stack to meet new demands on its service. Richard Atkinson describes the role Microsoft Azure has played in that transformation.
Bio
Richard was responsible for building the award winning JustGiving service 15 years ago. After a foray into healthcare which concluded with an AIM-listing and the turnaround and sale of a hospitality business, Richard returned to JustGiving 3 years ago to transform its technology capability and drive the next era of growth. Since then JustGiving has established itself as the world’s largest fundraising platform, raising over half a billion US dollars in 2014 alone, and helping 23 million people in 164 countries raise over three billion US dollars for good causes since its inception.
11:50
Avanade Keynote: title and description
Mark Corley, CTIO & Andy Hutchins, Head of Digital Workplace, Avenard
Abstract

Transforming Social Connections. Siymb. Innovation with personal devices and data.
Bio
Having started programming at the age of 8, Jakob has played with a lot of different technologies for more than 10 years now. Currently, he holds the technical role at Siymb and works on the cloud implementation of our platform. He studies Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Exeter and plans to do a Masters in Computer Science afterwards.
12:40
Lunch break

Abstract

Transforming Gaming: Pixel Blimp. Creating new experiences for gamers across platforms.
Bio
Graduate of Abertay Universities renowned Games Design and Production Management course, Isaac is currently the CEO of the fresh start up games company Pixel Blimp that has recently completed the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Program and is now focusing on shaping the future of children games.

Time
Title
Speaker
13:30-14:15
Implementing Office 365 for the IT Pro
Dan Lewis, MCT
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Abstract
This session will cover three common issues that IT Professionals often face when implementing Office 365. It will also overview some additional learning options and certifications relating to Office 365.
We will explore the options for keeping hold of and recovering email in Exchange Online, and what to do with a mailbox when an employee leaves the organisation.
We will look at how an IT Professional can manage a user's OneDrive for Business using some of the security and compliance features in Office 365.
Bio
Dan is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and has been delivering courses on Microsoft products for over 20 years. He currently spends the majority of his time working with Microsoft cloud technologies, helping organisations plan their move to Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure and then deploy and configure the best options for them.
Dan is owner and managing director of his company Join the Cloud Limited.
14:15-15:00
Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility
Marcus Robinson, MCT
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Abstract
Bio
Marcus has a passion for using the latest technologies to help organisations overcome their challenges.
He has been working with Microsoft server infrastructure for over 15 years. His areas of expertise include Windows Server, Active Directory, Office 365, Microsoft Lync, Hyper-V, and System Centre. He increasingly helps organisations take advantage of Microsoft’s public cloud, Microsoft Azure.
Marcus is the Managing Director of Octari Ltd, a Microsoft Partner firm established in 2004, which provides managed services to SMEs (small and medium enterprises). He also works as a consultant in enterprise IT environments, on behalf of other IT providers.
15:00-15:15
BREAK

Abstract

Session on DVLUP rewards
Bio

15:15-16:00
The missing Lync in Office 365
Anuj Arjan, Escalation Engineer
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Abstract
Bio
Anuj has been in Microsoft for 8 years, and is a Senior Support Escalation Engineer for the Lync On-premise and Online business based in the UK. His role entails working at a deep forensic level with large Lync customers. Prior to this role, Anuj was a Premier Field Engineer and worked on several large UK Lync and Office 365 deployments.

Time
Title
Speaker
13:30-14:15
Intro to Office 365 developer landscape
Richard diZerega, Microsoft DX TED Team (Corp)
see agenda with session abstracts and speaker bios
Abstract

14:15-15:00
Intro to Office 365 add-ins
Martin Beeby, Microsoft UK evangelist
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Abstract

Office add-ins allow you to make powerful customisations to the Office client by bringing your app or service right into the Office interface. Based on HTML and JavaScript, Office add-ins are quick and simple to develop for anyone that knows a bit about web development. In this talk we'll look at how to get started with Office add-ins, look at some popular examples, discuss tips and best practices and look at resources for finding out more.
Bio
Today, I’m a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft. Basically this means I spend most of my time talking to developers about new tools, languages and products we’re launching and getting their feedback. This is invaluable in ensuring we create the best products we can and that developers get the most value out of them.
While I work across all of our technologies, my particular passion is HTML5. I regularly speak, blog and about all aspects of HTML5 development and implementation.
I’ve written articles for, and been featured in, .NET Magazine, ZDNet, the Microsoft Developer Network, Ubelly.com and Windows Magazine. I'm also the editor of the Microsoft Flash Newsletter.

Martin.Beeby@microsoft.com
15:00-15:15
BREAK

Abstract

Bio

15:15-16:00
Intro to Office 365 APIs
Wes Hackett
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Abstract

Over recent years Microsoft has been busy resetting the traditional developer landscape. In this session Wes will be introducing you to the exciting new Office 365 API model – helping you to understand the API’s architecture and what choices or decisions you need to consider when approaching a development project in today’s Microsoft world.
Bio
Wes is the Chief Technical Officer at EasySharePoint, a Microsoft Partner based in London. As CTO his main responsibilities include designing the EasyShare product roadmaps and supporting clients and partners using EasyShare Online for Office 365. He has been designing WCM and ECM solutions based on SharePoint and supporting technologies for the last eight years, specialising in social intranet and collaboration solutions which leverage Yammer. More recently he has been building Enterprise Office 365 hybrid solutions for Arup and Atkins. In his spare time Wes can be found working on the Community Kit for SharePoint: Development Tools Edition; a Visual Studio extension providing extended development tools for SharePoint.

http://weshackett.com
@weshackett

Time
Title
Speaker
13:30-14:15
Building solutions with Office Graph
Waldek Mastykarz
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Abstract
Delve, formerly known as Project Oslo, is a new and innovative way to discover information and content in Office 365. Delve recommends information to you based on analytics from SharePoint, Yammer, Lync and Exchange. In this session we will take a look at the programming API's of Delve, the Office Graph. We will take a look at the foundation concepts of the Office Graph and see how we can build smart and helpful applications for your organization as well as extending Delve
Bio
Waldek is Microsoft SharePoint Server MVP and works as SharePoint consultant at Mavention. Waldek shares his enthusiasm about the SharePoint platform through his blog, articles published in online and off-line magazines and on MSDN SharePoint Forums. Waldek participates frequently as an Ask-the-expert in community events such as SharePoint Connections, Microsoft TechEd and DevDays. Recently Waldek became a Virtual Technology Solutions Professional for Microsoft Netherlands. In this role he answering customer questions around SharePoint Web Content Management (WCM).

http://blog.mastykarz.nl
@waldekm
14:15-15:00
Comparing SharePoint add-ins (apps) with external Office 365 apps
Chris O'Brien
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Abstract

In this session Chris will dig deep into the new Office 365 APIs and explain how they can be leveraged to their full effect when utilizing them across multiple platforms. Understanding the new API’s is critical when learning to develop with the new architecture and this session will get you started down the right path.
Bio
Chris is a developer at heart, and occasionally dabbles on the infrastructure side of SharePoint too. He is an independent consultant but has a long-standing relationship with Content and Code (UK), where he currently acts as Head of Development. In this role Chris oversees a group of around 20 developers, with responsibility for best practice, development standards and team readiness around SharePoint 2013, Office 365 and Azure. In addition, Chris does hands-on work, and has led the implementation of large Office 365 hybrid solutions which feature heavy use of cloud development techniques, including SharePoint Apps and Azure.
As a SharePoint MVP for the last few years, Chris is a regular speaker at SharePoint conferences and writes an architecture and dev-focused blog at http://www.sharepointnutsandbolts.com/. Chris is a firm believer in bringing techniques such as Continuous Integration and automated testing to SharePoint development, and has previously worked with Microsoft on developer content in this area.
15:00-15:15
BREAK

Abstract

Bio

15:15-16:00
Authentication & SSO with Office APIs
Spencer Harbar
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Abstract

Before users of your Office 365 add-in can access information provided by Office 365, the application has to be authenticated and authorised to use Office 365 services. This session will dive into how to leverage Visual Studio, the Office 365 APIs and Azure AD to provide authentication services and authorization to Office 365 resources.
Bio
Spencer Harbar is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost SharePoint authorities. With over 20 years industry experience in the architecture, development, deployment and operational service of applications and hosting platforms, his broad base of fundamental skills routinely enables the world’s largest organizations to succeed with Office 365 and SharePoint. Spencer is the only person to hold all of the Microsoft Certified Master, Microsoft Certified Solutions Master and Microsoft Certified Architect certifications for SharePoint, and is a twelve time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award.
He was the content owner and author for one third of the SharePoint MCSM. He is a strong community advocate, supporting and speaking at the UK SharePoint User Group and helping others via his blog, forums and public events such as the SharePoint Conference, TechEd, SharePoint Evolutions and SharePoint Connections.
In his spare time (not much of it) he enjoys photography, reading, cricket, golf, tennis and Scotch whisky. He listens to the Jazz giants of yesteryear and some young blood, and spends time with family and friends in the beautiful capital city of Edinburgh, Scotland, his home town of Manchester, England, and Zoetermeer, the Netherlands.