Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Microsoft 365 PnP Weekly - Episode 146 - Derek Cash-Peterson (Sympraxis Consulting)



In this installment of the weekly discussion revolving around the latest news and topics on Microsoft 365, hosts – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen, Waldek Mastykarz (Microsoft) | @waldekm are joined by Reykjavik, Iceland-based Consultant and MVP, Derek Cash-Peterson (Sympraxis Consulting) | @spdcp. 


Topics discussed in this session:


  • How Derek came to be based in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • The one-week anniversary of becoming an Office Developer MVP and how to become an MVP. 
  • Latest focus on ACEs and Teams samples development
  • Career progression from educator to developer, technical project manager, architect…
  • Thoughts on server-side and client-side development, Viva Connections, and Azure functions.   
  • About selecting the right tool for the job.  “Appropriate customization”
  • Strategy for positioning Viva to customers who want Viva, but not sure what it is.
  • Tips for those considering a career in consulting.
  • A glimpse at what Waldek and Vesa have on their plates to calendar year end – thinking, experimenting, updates to CLI, releasing SPFx v1.14 Beta and more, always more.  
  • 1, 300 registered attendees were at the European Collaboration Summit last week!
  • One more episode of Microsoft 365 PnP Weekly in 2021 – releasing on 14th of December.

We also covered 13 articles or videos by Microsoft and the community from the last week. 


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This session was recorded in front of a non-audience on Monday, December 6, 2021.   Enjoy the show. 



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