Episode 080 with on their Office 365 integration—Office 365 Developer Podcast

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In this episode, Jeremy Thake and Richard Dizerega speaks to Travis Tidwell and Gary Wetzel from on their Office 365 integration.

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About Gary Wetzel

Gary Wetzel Photo Gary Wetzel, CEO and co-founder, Gary is a seasoned executive leader with an extensive technology management background, and an equal balance of CEO, CFO and COO experience leading technology, online/SaaS, and capital equipment companies. Most recently, Gary was CFO of, where he worked with Travis and Denise on his team.  Previously, he was CFO of Travelocity, CEO of Graphics Microsystems, Inc., and CFO of Von Hoffmann Corp. Gary holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.

About Travis Tidwell


Travis Tidwell, CTO & co-founder of, Travis is a recognized software developer and technology leader with over 15 years of advanced enterprise development experience in Open Source and proprietary web software environments. Due to his many Open Source contributions, Travis has accrued a significant online following within GitHub, YouTube, Drupal and other communities and speaks at numerous industry conferences about emerging technology trends . In 2008, Travis co-founded Alethia, where he developed and founded the popular Open Source multimedia solution called MediaFront ( Previously, he was CTO for, where he led a team of web developers of a PaaS solution.

Previously, he was CTO for, where he led a team of web developers of a PaaS solution.

About the hosts

An image of Jeremy Thake, a newly appointed tTechnical pProduct mManager at Microsoft responsible for the Visual Studio Developer story for Office 365 developmentJeremy is a technical product manager at Microsoft responsible for the Visual Studio Developer story for Office 365 development. Previously he worked at AvePoint Inc., a large ISV, as the chief architect shipping two apps to the Office Store. He has been heavily involved in the SharePoint community since 2006 and was awarded the SharePoint MVP award four years in a row before retiring the title to move to Microsoft. You can find Jeremy blogging at and tweeting at @jthake.


RIchard diZerega

Richard is a software engineer in Microsoft’s Developer Experience (DX) group, where he helps developers and software vendors maximize their use of Microsoft cloud services in Office 365 and Azure. Richard has spent a good portion of the last decade architecting Office-centric solutions, many that span Microsoft’s diverse technology portfolio. He is a passionate technology evangelist and frequent speaker are worldwide conferences, trainings and events. Richard is highly active in the Office 365 community, popular blogger at and can be found on Twitter at @richdizz. Richard is born, raised and based in Dallas, TX, but works on a worldwide team based in Redmond. Richard is an avid builder of things (BoT), musician and lightning-fast runner

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