Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 003 with Bill Ayers

At the European SharePoint Conference in May 2014 in Barcelona, Jeremy Thake caught up with Bill Ayers to talk about how developers are having to evolve with the JavaScript skill sets that are evolving. They had a deep discussion about keeping up with all the frameworks available, which led into a great discussion around CSOM and REST APIs in SharePoint. They followed this by talking about some considerations related to how to handle Office 365 updates, specifically around taking dependencies on the HTML DOM. The podcast wraps up with a discussion around mobile application development on top of Office 365.

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 About Bill

An image of Bill Ayers, who spoke with Jeremy Thake in an Office Developers Podcast.Bill Ayers is a consultant developer and software architect who has been working on SharePoint since the 2003 version of the product, and he is a Microsoft Certified Master and MCSM, SharePoint. He specializes in web content management and intranet portals. He has over 20 years’ experience in the software industry and speaks regularly at international conferences and user groups. He is also a moderator on You can find Bill blogging and tweeting at @spdoctor.

About your host

An image of Jeremy Thake, a newly appointed tTechnical pProduct mManager at Microsoft responsible for the Visual Studio Developer story for Office 365 development

Jeremy is a newly appointed 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 and tweeting at @jthake.

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