INSIDER DEV TOUR 

TORONTO

 

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ABOUT THE EVENT

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

LOCATION

  

Microsoft Canada Headquarters

1950 Meadowvale Blvd

Mississauga, ON

L5N 8L9

 

SPEAKERS

Alex Drenea

Alex Drenea

Alex Drenea is an Azure Cloud Architect Consultant with over 15 years of experience developing on various Microsoft technologies. A hands on techie, Alex gets involved in all aspects of the product he's working on from infrastructure to coding and automation. As an active member of the Microsoft community, he enjoys experimenting with new technologies and currently focuses on helping companies make the best out of their Azure environment, specifically CosmosDB

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Amit Vasu

Amit Vasu

Amit Vasu is Solutions Architect - Office 365, working on Office 365 and other Microsoft technologies. For the past 20 years Amit is focusing on creating business process automation with various Microsoft technologies. He also has several years of experience building custom solutions on Microsoft platform. Amit was awarded Microsoft MVP award in 2014. Amit also frequently participates in the SharePoint community events including SharePoint Saturday, SharePoint code camp and local user groups.

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Andrei Marukovich

Andrei Marukovich

Andrei Marukovich is a Software Coach at SCIEX, leading development of data processing and data analysis solutions for pharma, clinical and food markets. He has over 20 years of experience in life science, semiconductor and enterprise software development industries as a developer, team leader and team manager.

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Atley Hunter

Atley Hunter

Atley Hunter, a developer of more than 20 years and over 1,200 publicly released apps across many platforms, is a self-professed professional geek. Atley is a customer-first, process driven creator balancing the practicality of requirements with his vast knowledge of platforms, techniques and a personal hunger for knowledge. Atley has successfully lead many agile development teams using his long history of team development to improve processes, productivity and quality. Atley is always playing with the latest in technology in whatever form it takes to ensure that his customers are, in turn, very well informed with options that will deliver the best solution for their needs.

 

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Bruno Capuano

Bruno Capuano

Bruno Capuano is Leading Innovation at Avanade Canada and has been a Microsoft MVP for the past 11 years. He is an active Microsoft Technologies Community participant, a writer and a frequent speaker at local and international technology conferences.

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Ehsan Eskandari

Ehsan Eskandari

Ehsan Eskandari is a .NET developer/architect and Microsoft MVP specializing in the Microsoft Azure with over 15 years of experience. He has been developing desktop, mobile and web enterprise level applications using Microsoft .NET Framework, SQL Server/Oracle/MySql and Azure in government, banking, insurance and utility sectors.

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Nikola Metulev

Nikola Metulev

Nikola Metulev is a Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft focusing on scale and incubation of open source projects. He is the creator of the Microsoft Graph Toolkit and founding member of the Windows Community Toolkit and is passionate about bringing new and exciting projects come to life by leveraging existing technologies or enabling others to build new experiences.

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Noorez Khamis

Noorez Khamis

Noorez Khamis is a Microsoft recognized MVP in SharePoint and Office 365 Technologies. He has a background as a Senior Information Management Consultant & Enterprise Solutions Architect with comprehensive experience in enterprise scale information solutions, portals and cloud applications

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Obi Oberoi

Obi Oberoi

Obi Oberoi is a Technology Aficionado who has a passion for learning, speaking, blogging and hanging out with geeks and like minded people! Obi possesses over a dozen years experience delivering solutions on the Microsoft platform across industry sectors.

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Sharon Bennet

Sharon Bennet

Sharon is an IT staff instructor at LinkedIn. Sharon creates instructional content focusing on Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure. Sharon is a certified Microsoft Cloud Solutions Architect, a Microsoft Certified Trainer, and holds several other Microsoft certifications.

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AGENDA

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

Registration check-in

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

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

Speaker: Nikola Metulev

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: Amit Vasu

11:00 AM - 11:25 AM (25 Minutes)
Use your Web Skills and the Microsoft Graph to build Apps 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 development skills to build apps 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 Microsoft Teams work even harder for you.

Speaker: Noorez Khamis

11:30 PM - 11:55 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: Amit Vasu

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

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

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

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

Windows/Office: Coding your Future with the Windows Insider Program

Have you always dreamed of a career in tech but worried you wouldn't be able to pick up coding? Are you afraid to take your code to the next level? No matter where you're starting, the Windows Insider Program can help. Whether you're an expert, student, IT pro, or beginner, we have a developer learning path for you. Start learning the tools, building your first app, or turning your code into a business with our community of Insiders.

 

Speaker: Andrei Marukovich

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

Web: What's new for the Command Line and Windows Subsystem for Linux

Windows 10 supports multiple command-line interfaces including WSL, CMD, and PowerShell, all of which build upon the Windows console. The Windows console has been updated throughout the years, but it’s time for a Big Change to help us all be more productive at the command line with a fresh and more capable command-line interface. Web and C++ cross-platform developers have also discovered how the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) enables them to use their Linux tools and workflows on Windows, giving them the best of both worlds. In this architecture and roadmap session, join us to learn about the new open source Windows Terminal, WSL 1, WSL 2, and how they together enable developers to be happier and more productive in the natural home of developers: at the command-line.

2:00 PM - 2:25 PM (25 Minutes)
Windows/Office: Leverage the Power of Machine Learning on Windows

AI and ML are not just for data scientists! They are tools that you can leverage to add intelligence to your applications. This session will show you how you can quickly get started with Machine Learning through the lens of 3 ML solutions: Azure Cognitive Services, ML.NET, and Windows AI platform. Come and learn how others have unlocked potential with AI/ML and subsequently, how any developer like you can make Machine Learning a reality. 

Speaker: Bruno Capuano

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

Web: 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: Alex Drenea

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

Windows/Office: 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: Sharon Bennett

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

Web: 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: Obi Oberoi

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

Afternoon Break

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

Windows/Office: Create Powerful User Interfaces with the Latest Windows APIs and Open Source Libraries

Want to learn how to build more engaging Windows UWP applications? This session will cover new Windows platform features, like the new Composition APIs for 3D content, the new open source WinUI library, and the new additions to the Windows Community Toolkit, like Lottie animations.

Speaker: Atley Hunter

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

Web: Myth busting PWAs: The New Edge Edition

We’ve heard a lot about Progressive Web Apps and what they can or can’t do. This session will walk through the top 10 myths around Progressive Web Apps and at the same time learn how to make great, productive experiences with the latest and greatest tools, the New Edge, and Microsoft Graph.

Speaker: Alex Drenea

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

Windows/Office: 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: Ehsan Eskandari

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

Web: 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: Andrei Marukovich

CONVINCE YOUR BOSS

 

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 http://insiderdevtour.com . Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns; I’d really like to attend this event!

Thanks.

[my name]