Office 365—monthly Dev Digest for April

This month’s Office 365 Dev Digest was written by Jeremy Thake, technical product manager for the Office 365 Dev team.

Welcome to the second edition of Dev Digest, designed to help you—the Office 365 developer—keep-up-to date with what’s new in Office 365 development.

It was great to hear that the first monthly digest was useful to you. Everyone here in Redmond is getting pumped to show you what we’ve been doing around the Office 365 developer platform at //Build and Ignite in a few weeks. We look forward to seeing you in our sessions, at our booth and online! Don’t forget to join the discussion on our Yammer network also.

In the future, keep an eye out for the Dev Digest on the third Thursday of every month.

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Latest dev news

Check out the latest news from Office Blogs that is useful to know as an Office 365 developer. I’m particular excited with the improvements to the API Sandbox for the Office 365 APIs that now support C# samples. You can also vote on UserVoice for other languages to be supported. Engineering teams are watching very closely, so have your say!

Dev documentation

The Microsoft Content Publishing team works hard producing documentation to help developers learn our platform. Here are the key new and updated articles for this month:

For more documentation check out Office developer documentation.

Code samples

Our team is continually on the lookout for new code samples to help you jump start your own projects. Here is a list of the most recent new and updated samples from Microsoft as well as the community.

For more code samples check out the dev.office.com/code-samples.

Most recent Office 365 Dev podcasts

Since joining Microsoft last year, I have been running around campus interviewing people about various dev topics. If you would like to hear me interview someone on a particular topic, please submit your suggestions in the Yammer group and I’ll go hunt the relevant people down to interview.

Here are the most recent podcast interviews:

For more podcasts check out dev.office.com/podcasts.

Patterns and practices

The Microsoft Patterns and Practices team is working hard to release samples to show the power of the App Model. Don’t forget to join the monthly community calls to hear the updates from them directly on Skype for Business.

Here are the latest updates from the team:

Here are the latest guidance documents:

  • CSOM releases and new capabilities—latest API changes GitHub
  • Upload large files sample app for SharePoint (Updated) MSDN Github
  • Branding and site provisioning solutions for SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online MSDN
  • Use remote provisioning to brand SharePoint pages MSDN
  • Update the branding of existing SharePoint sites and page regions MSDN
  • Customize your SharePoint site UI by using JavaScript MSDN GitHub
  • Using Microsoft Azure WebJobs with Office 365 MSDN GitHub
  • Autotagging sample app for SharePoint MSDN Github

For more on patterns and practices check out dev.office.com/patterns-and-practices. All questions related on released materials and guidance can be added to our Yammer group at OfficeDevPnPYammer.

Dev community blog posts

The Office 365 dev community has been busy this month. It is really exciting to see the effort people put in to their posts in their spare time to share with the community. Check out these articles from the Microsoft field, MVPs and more:

Upcoming events

There are plenty of events on the horizon…don’t miss out on these great events with Office 365 content. Our team looks forward to meeting you all at these events, so don’t be shy come say hello at the Office 365 booth!

April 29 – May 1 Build in San Francisco
May 4 – 8 Ignite in Chicago
May 18 – 21 Dev intersections
June 24 – 26 SPTechCon Dev Days
Aug 18 – 20 SharePoint Fest Seattle

For more events check out dev.office.com/events.

Until next month, please join our community discussions at www.yammer.com/itpronetwork and follow us on @OfficeDev on Twitter and on Facebook.

Also, be sure to follow along with us on our daily developer mission: Jeremy Thake (@jthake), Chris Johnson (@loungflyz), Sonya Koptyev (@SonyaKoptyev), Dave Pae (@davidpae) and Jim Epes (@j_epes).

—Jeremy Thake