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The Insider Dev Tour is for developers interested in building Microsoft 365 experiences (Windows, Graph, Office, Teams) today, using the latest dev technologies, as well as for those who want a peek into the future. If you can read code, this is for you, regardless if you are a beginner, an expert, a student, or a hobbyist developer.

The morning keynote session will give you a demo and code-focused overview of the new developer technology emerging from Redmond. It’s the best of Microsoft Build for Microsoft 365 developers. We’ll cover Windows, Graph, Office, AI, and more so that you are up-to-date and able to make informed decisions when choosing from the latest technology for your next project.

This is a 100 percent developer-focused event.

The tour is an opportunity to connect directly with leads and engineers from Redmond, as well as regional industry leaders and the community of Microsoft MVPs and RDs. We’re excited to meet you in person! #InsiderDevTour




607 Bourke St.

Melbourne, VIC 300


*No parking available. Use public transportation, please.



Ashish Trivedi

Ashish Trivedi

Ashish works as trusted customer advisor, focusing on the Microsoft Cloud & Productivity stack in Australia. He has “lived” in the SharePoint world from the days of SharePoint 2003. He specialises in delivering enterprise business solutions using technology.


Ashish is a passionate developer with a zeal for creating innovative solutions & products using Office 365, SharePoint & Azure.

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Graham Fairley

Graham Fairley

A dedicated and adaptable IT professional, Graham has over 16 years’ professional experience including six years in senior leadership roles, and eight years delivering architecture solutions across business merger integration activities, and as infrastructure lead on business transformation programs.

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Igor Gorelik

Igor Gorelik

Igor Gorelik has almost 20 years of experience in software development in Australia and overseas. Since joining Readify in 2010, Igor has successfully worked with many clients helping them to build effective products across multiple platform and technologies, including Asp.NET MVC, WCF, AngularJS, Xamarin, iOS, and Windows Azure. In 2016, Igor was part of a team to develop an aged-care application that won 'Mobility Innovation of the Year' at the 2016 Victorian iAwards. Recently was involved with such a new cool tech like Hololens.

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Jassi Mediratta

Jassi Mediratta

An experienced professional with extensive knowledge and accomplishment in the strategy, delivery and operations of enterprise IT services. With over 10 years of experience, Jassa has worked on big projects with multinational companies and also lead a team of architects.

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Jorge Arteiro

Jorge Arteiro

Jorge is a Senior Consultant, Speaker and former Microsoft Azure MVP based in Melbourne with software development/Architecture, cloud advisory, DevOps, Open Source and technical pre-sales background, working for enterprises and software companies. He has over 19 years’ experience in the IT industry in Australia and Brazil.

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Michael Sync

Michael Sync

Michael is Senior Engineer at Readify, and an ex Azure MVP from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Azure Advisors Group and Certified Scrum Master, Michael’s passion for technology includes online gaming, real-time applications, software performance optimisation and security.


Michael is author of “Windows Phone 7 in Action” and “Windows Phone 8 in Action” books for Manning editor.

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Rachael Goodenough

Rachael Goodenough

Rachel is co-organiser of Women Who Code in Melbourne, a community that inspires women to excel in technology careers. Women Who Code started as a community group in 2011 when a handful of technologists decided they wanted to change the industry experience for women engineers. Since then, it has become a global non-profit organization and the world’s largest and most active community dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. One city at a time, Women Who Code spread around the world, reaching more than 20 countries.

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Rita Arrigo

Rita Arrigo

As a Digital Advisor, Rita is passionate about getting to intimately know her customers and driving their digital transformation to transform the way we live and work. In her role, Rita is often a Translator Integrator and Disruptor, using her expertise in digital trends and how they can be implemented alongside the technological capabilities and organisational needs of the organisation. Rita enjoys using innovative methods, design thinking envisioning and inclusive design to imagine the art of the possible. Reinventing our working lives to a life long learning inclusive culture powered by data to drive new levels of human experiences. Her role as an AI Ambassador drives many AI for Good Initiatives, including Smart Inclusive Cities, Diversity, Sustainability, advancements in Genomics, agriculture, manufacturing, finance and Humanitarian aspects.

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Ryan Preece

Ryan Preece

Ryan has been building stuff with code for 10 years, and has spent the last four of them with Readify in Melbourne. He's mostly a .NET tragic with a bit of everything else mixed in - and he's never met anything he couldn't automate.

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Stefano Tempesta

Stefano Tempesta

Stefano Tempesta is a Microsoft RD (Regional Director), MVP on AI and Business Applications, and member of the Blockchain Council.



A regular speaker at international IT conferences, including Microsoft Ignite and Tech Summit, Stefano’s interests extend to blockchain and AI-related technologies.

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Vatsalya Goel

Vatsalya Goel

Vatsalya is a developer who likes to tinker with all things technology. Whether it be learning a new language, exploring new ways of designing software or diving into something new in the IT world. In his spare time, you will find him contributing to random Open Source Software as a way to give back to the community.


His love for security and the background of being a developer allows him to try innovative ways of solving problems and enable his teams to deliver secure code without security being a process hindrance.

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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (1 Hour)

Registration check-in

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (1 Hour)

The best from Microsoft Build, condensed into a demo-filled and fun hour for developers.

Speaker: Rita Arrigo, Microsoft

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM (30 Minutes)
Morning Break

10:30 AM - 10:55 AM (25 Minutes)
Introduction to Microsoft Graph Services

Microsoft Graph provides a unified programmability model that you can use to build apps for organizations and consumers that interact with the data of millions of users. You can use the Microsoft Graph REST APIs to access data in Azure Active Directory, Office 365 services, Enterprise Mobility and Security services, Windows 10 services, Dynamics 365, and more. We will spend the next 30 minutes exploring what you can do with the Microsoft Graph.

Speaker: Graham Fairley

11:00 PM - 11:25 PM (25 Minutes)

Connect your Desktop Apps with the Microsoft Graph

Connect to your user’s data and a variety of services with the Microsoft Graph in your .NET, Win32, or UWP app.  As work and life come together, use the same code to leverage the Graph’s power for both consumer and enterprise accounts. We will spend this demo-focused session covering how to utilize the .NET Standard Graph libraries in your apps to connect them to the world.



Speaker: Igor Gorelik

11:30 AM - 11:55 AM (25 Minutes)
Use your Dev Skills and Microsoft Graph to build Add-ins for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is the hub for teamwork in Office 365. Many people know Microsoft Teams for its chat and meeting functionality. But did you know that you can use your web development skills to build add-ins and tabs for teams that will help your team, or whole company, be more productive in? From bots, to surveys, to embedded dashboards, we’ll cover how to use the skills you already have, plus the Microsoft Graph, to make Teams work even harder for you.

Speaker: Jassi Mediratta

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (1 Hour)

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (30 Minutes)
After-lunch game and prizes

1:30 PM - 1:55 PM (25 Minutes)

The Future is Now with ASP.NET Core 3.0

ASP.NET Core 3.0 is loaded with new features for building modern web applications and services. In this session, we'll show you how to use ASP.NET Core 3.0 to build beautiful and interactive web sites built using the latest technology.

Speaker: Ryan Preece

2:00 PM - 2:25 PM (25 Minutes)

Productive Web Development with NodeJS and Microsoft Developer Tools

Did you know how productive you can be as a NodeJS developer on Windows 10? This fast-paced tips, tricks, and practices session walks you through some of the best and most interesting integrations with Visual Studio Code, Windows, and NodeJS, that will be sure to raise your developer productivity and enjoyment.

Speaker: Michael Sync

2:30 PM - 2:55 PM (25 Minutes)

Developing with the new Edge Browser

Big changes are coming for Edge with its move to a Chromium-based browser engine. The New Edge will not only be available for all desktop users (including Windows 7 and macOS), but will also bring changes in the way we write apps for Windows. From Web Views, to Electron, to PWAs, the new Edge browser is something all devs should care about.

Speaker: Ashish Trivedi

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM (30 Minutes)

Afternoon Break

3:30 PM - 3:55 PM (25 Minutes)

Build Embedded and IoT Solutions with Microsoft Windows IoT Core

Windows IoT is a family of products that enables rich edge devices and applications that can take full advantage of Azure IoT capabilities. We’ll explore the latest capabilities for Windows IoT, and then show how you can use all of your existing Windows development skills to create solutions ranging from fun hobby projects all the way through to critical Intelligent Edge solutions.

Speaker: Vatsalya Goel

4:00 PM - 4:25 PM (25 Minutes)

Leverage the Power of Machine Learning on Windows

Launched a year ago, the Windows AI Platform revolutionized how Windows developers deploy and execute machine learning models, by introducing the Windows Machine Learning API. Customers are doing amazing things with it, and we are building on this momentum in 2019. We're improving Windows ML based on your feedback, launching DirectML for performance-critical machine learning solutions, and adding support for new AI-focused silicon. Come learn how you can leverage the power of Machine Learning and AI for your own applications whether you are looking to add a little intelligence to your processes, or leverage existing speech and other input recognition models.

Speaker: Stefano Tempesta

4:30 PM - 4:55 PM (25 Minutes)

Future-proof your Desktop Apps with .NET Core

Having a WPF or WinForms application doesn’t mean you have old code. It’s active code that represents an important investment for your company. Moving your app to the next version of .NET Core will give you access to all the benefits of the Open Source version of .NET, including better performance, easier deployment and all its new features. In this session we will show how to create a new .NET Core app, why would you do it, and how to upgrade an existing project.

Speaker: Jorge Arteiro, Microsoft



Want to attend the Insider Dev Tour, but not sure how to bring it up to your boss? Here’s a sample letter that will help you out. Just replace the text in [brackets]

Dear [my boss’s name],

I’d like to attend the Microsoft Insider Dev Tour on [date] in [city]. The Insider Dev Tour is Microsoft's free, single-day, local, developer-focused event, bringing the latest technology and practical knowledge from the people who build the products. The content for the event, alone, is worth the trip, but the ability to network with Microsoft employees, community leaders, and subject matter experts will help me in my work here.

Here are two ways in which my attendance at the Insider Dev Tour will strengthen [company name]: 

  • The presentations are relevant to my daily tasks and growth. I will get a view of the broad developer roadmap at Microsoft, and also deep dives into current practical and future-looking technologies for building Microsoft 365 applications using Windows desktop, Web, and Graph.

  • Networking with other attendees, community leaders, and Microsoft engineers is highly encouraged, so I can talk with people who have solved issues similar to those we run into.

The event is free, so all I need is a single day to attend. You can learn more about the event by visiting . Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns; I’d really like to attend this event!


[my name]