In episode 107 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Andrew Coates talks with Max Knor, Microsoft program manager, about Dev Ops in an Office Developer context.

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Dev Ops related

  • Azure Resource Manager Template Visualisation with ARMVIZ by Tobias Zimmerman
  • Office IT Pro Deployment Scripts on GitHub
  • SharePointPnP.PowerShell Commands on GitHub
  • Extending SharePoint Framework build process with custom tasks by Waldek Mastykarz
  • by Chris O’Brien

SharePoint Framework related

  • How to use SharePoint Framework’s preconfigured entries by Waldek Mastykarz
  • Why bundling external frameworks in SharePoint Framework client-side web parts is a bad idea by WaldekMastykarz
  • Consider this before deploying your next SharePoint Framework solution by Waldek Mastykarz
  • SharePoint Framework client-side web part samples and tutorial materials on GitHub
  • ReactJS Components: Learning the Basics by Chris Nwamba
  • New Home for SharePoint Framework on on
  • SharePoint Framework Developer Preview Drop 2 Release Notes on GitHub
  • SharePoint Developer Hub now available by SharePoint Dev team
  • Use Custom Gulp tasks in the SharePoint Framework by Stefan Bauer
  • SharePoint PnP webcast: Getting started with SharePoint webhooks
  • Webinar Recording/Slides: Deep Dive to Development using SharePoint Framework with Vesa Juvonen

Other Office Dev related

  • Think You Know What’s in Office 365? Think Again. by Benjamin Naiulin
  • Microsoft MVP Led TechDays Online September 12-16
  • Authenticate Your Mobile Apps Using Microsoft Authentication Library by Mayur Tendulkar
  • Microsoft Ignite 2016 Session BRK 3114: Create cross-platform mobile apps with Xamarin that connect to Office Services by Fabian Williams
  • Microsoft and Mercedes bring your office calendar to your car on Engadget

Show notes

  • Max Knor’s blog
  • Installing Outlook add-ins as part of your build definition by Simon Jäger
  • VSTS Build Tasks for Office: Outlook Mail add-ins by Max Knor
    • In the VSTS Marketplace
    • On Github
  • Applying Dev Ops principles to Office add-In development by Max Knor
  • GitVersion on GitHub

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About Max Knor

MaxKnorMax Knor is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft. He spends life travelling the world supporting Global ISVs with the implementation of Azure-based cloud solutions. He does a lot of Continuous Delivery, Docker Containers, Automation, Service Fabric and DevOps these days. And loves building home-automation systems with Arduino. Visit his blog at

About the hosts

RIchard-diZeregaRichard is a software engineer in Microsoft’s Developer Experience (DX) group, where he helps developers and software vendors maximize their use of Microsoft cloud services in Office 365 and Azure. Richard has spent a good portion of the last decade architecting Office-centric solutions, many that span Microsoft’s diverse technology portfolio. He is a passionate technology evangelist and a frequent speaker at worldwide conferences, trainings and events. Richard is highly active in the Office 365 community, popular blogger at and can be found on Twitter at @richdizz. Richard is born, raised and based in Dallas, TX, but works on a worldwide team based in Redmond. Richard is an avid builder of things (BoT), musician and lightning-fast runner.


ACoatesA Civil Engineer by training and a software developer by profession, Andrew Coates has been a Developer Evangelist at Microsoft since early 2004, teaching, learning and sharing coding techniques. During that time, he’s focused on .Net development on the desktop, in the cloud, on the web, on mobile devices and most recently for Office. Andrew has a number of apps in various stores and generally has far too much fun doing his job to honestly be able to call it work. Andrew lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife and two almost-grown-up children and is a cricket umpire in his spare time. Andrew sometimes blogs at and you can find him on Twitter at @coatsy

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