I am pleased to confirm that I will be speaking at the forthcoming Project Conference in Anaheim in February 2014. For those of you that haven’t been to a Project Conference, I absolutely recommend you do your best to get to one, the quality of speakers, presentations, networking and all round Project and SharePoint knowledge under one roof is second to none.
Once again I will be representing Nintex, a silver sponsor of the conference and presenting a session entitled:
Implementing your organisational process in SharePoint, Project Server and Office 365 with Nintex
With SharePoint and Project Server 2013, organisations have never before had such a rich platform to manage projects, ranging from lightweight project sites in SharePoint through to Project Server 2013 and even Office 365. Ensuring this platform can be customised to meet your exact process requirements is essential to get the most out of your investment. In this session you will learn how Nintex products can be leveraged to quickly, simply and effectively enhance and augment SharePoint & Project Server 2013 to meet your organisational needs.
I am hard at work building some awesome demos and content to knock your socks off. So please make sure you get along to see how Nintex can help.
It’s not too late to register, so head on over to www.msprojectconference.com and I hope to see you in Anaheim.
In case you had missed the news, Microsoft have announced The Appies, a competition around creating an awesome app for SharePoint, Office 2013 or our favorites, Project Server, Project Online or the Project client (Jeremy had the scoop a few weeks ago and coined the Appies name which I think is pretty apt).
To qualify for the Appies, all you need to do is submit a new app or update an existing app between November 25th 2013 and January 31 2014 to be automatically entered.
So what can I win you may be asking?
Well, if you’re an app developer or vendor, the prize is pretty awesome, expanding the reach and promotion of your app by being:
- Featured in the App Village for all of the attendees to view.
- Featured in the Office Store.
- Part of a specific marketing app awareness campaign as part of SharePoint Conference 2014
- Featured in a video produced by Microsoft that will be presented to everyone in the Microsoft field
Each app entered will be judged in six different categories, so there are plenty of chances of winning:
- Best User Interface
- Most Interesting Scenario
- Most Business Value
- Most Downloaded App
- Peoples Choice App
- Best International App
So what better way of spending some of that downtime around Christmas than by getting cracking on building an app and entering. To get you started, here are some useful links:
Building your first Project Server app – http://epmsource.com/2013-apps/
The SharePoint 2013 App Playbook session from TechEd Australia
dev.office.com – Microsoft’s dedicated site for all Office app development
Apps for SharePoint – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/dn448479
Apps for Office – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/dn425028
Project Task Pane Apps – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/aa905469
In case you missed the announcement, the sessions for the Microsoft Project Conference have been released with some stellar speakers and sessions planned. If you’ve not registered yet, head on over to msprojectconference.com now and do so immediately. ;-)
Join over 1,200 Project Managers, Executives and Technology Professionals from different industries to learn about the powerful capabilities included in Microsoft Project and our project and portfolio management (PPM) solution, available on premises and in the cloud. Earn professional development units (PDUs) for attending! Nearly 100 sessions are now available at msprojectconference.com, and it’s time to start finding the content that’s best for YOU.
Once you’ve seen the world-class content we’ll be delivering at Project Conference, the next step is to register! Project Conference comes to Anaheim on February 2-5, so the time to act is NOW. Your next big project is coming up, and Project Conference is here to help.
I am looking forward to coming out to Anaheim and talking all things workflow and Project Server with you :)
Earlier in the week I was lucky enough to be interviewed for the MS Project Podcast by Prasanna Adavi and David Fletcher.
The interview was a little about Nintex Workflow for Project Server, some Office 365 and a fair dose of my love of all things Project Server.
The episode is available at ttp://www.msprojectpodcast.com/post/65349292852/ep-2-nintex-workflows-project-server-2013-and or you can subscribe to the ongoing podcast at http://feeds.feedburner.com/msprojectpodcast
This is a great initiative by Prasanna and David and I encourage you all to get subscribing and sharing your Project stories with them
Thanks to Jeremy Thake for the heads up, but I thought I would repost this here to alert some of the Project Server community that build apps for SharePoint and Project Server and read this blog.
Microsoft have launched a public UserVoice community to collaborate on feedback for the SharePoint app model moving forward. If you’re not familiar with UserVoice, it allows you to submit ideas and vote & comment on other user ideas.
Welcome to the Office Developer Platform UserVoice!
Let us know what you would like to see in future versions of the Apps for Office and SharePoint APIs and capabilities, MSDN documentation, code samples, and architecture guidance. This site is for suggestions and ideas.
There are already some great items up there, including a couple I have submitted.
If you’re developing apps for SharePoint or Project Server, make sure you get involved and be heard.
You couldn’t have helped but notice the blog has been a bit quiet recently. The reason is that I have been pretty busy in my day job at Nintex. Well, I am pleased to say I can finally reveal what I have been working on. This week we released Nintex Workflow for Office 365, a new product in the Nintex family that brings the power of Nintex Workflow to the Office 365 platform.
Nintex Workflow for Office 365 allows you to build workflows for Office 365 directly from within the browser, providing full access to the new workflow manager as well as world of cloud services through the Nintex Store. What makes it even more impressive is that it’s all done in the new SharePoint app model.
You can find out more by checking out nintex.com/workflowo365 or by heading over to the SharePoint store, installing the app in your Office 365 tenant and signing up for a trial.
Normal Project Server service will now resume :)
Today Brian Farnhill and I presented our session on Building Apps for SharePoint 2013 (with a little bit of Project Server thrown into the mix). The session was really well attended and we covered a heap of material on this massive topic. Unfortunately we ran a little overtime, so I’ll post a few of the demo’s I wanted to show up in the next couple of days.
In the meantime, I here are some additional links as promised to keep you going :)
Many thanks for those of you that came along, I will be posting up the video and slide deck in the next few days once it’s up on channel9.msdn.com.