Sunday 20 October 2013

Speaking at SharePoint Saturday UK 2013 – developing for Office 365

SharePoint Saturday UK

As usual, I’ll be speaking at this year’s SharePoint Saturday UK event – I think this is the 4th one, and also my 4th time speaking there. It’s a great event, and I’m looking forward to learning from the other sessions. For my part, I’ll be doing my best to share knowledge gained from recent Office 365 and SharePoint 2013 projects.

My session is mainly targeted towards developers and technical people, but hopefully there’s something in it for anyone looking at Office 365. Myself and some colleagues have spent an intense few weeks/months delivering a cloud project recently, and it feels like every day has been a learning day. My talk hopefully conveys some of this, and I’ll be evolving it for future conferences:

Developer decisions, tips and tricks - lessons learnt from Office 365 projects

As a developer or technical lead, your early Office 365 projects are likely to throw up some interesting questions. Should you avoid the sandbox? How should test environments be handled in the cloud? How should a site template be implemented? And just how do you provision Managed Metadata fields, when the on-premises techniques cannot be used?

This session walks through the “dev strategy” decisions we made at Content and Code, and why. Over the course of several demos, we’ll also discuss apps, automation scripts and also advanced techniques such as Continuous Integration for Office 365.

Event details

This year’s event is on 9th November 2013, and is held in Hinckley, near Leicester. If you’re interested, you can register here:



Unknown said...

Chris, will video be available after the conference?

Chris O'Brien said...

Unfortunately not - the event doesn't have recording facilities.

I'll most likely cover various pieces on my blog in the coming weeks though, if that's any help.



Tausif Alam said...

Hey Chris, Can u please share the ppt with us :)

Chris O'Brien said...


The slides can be found at