August 18, 2016

Episode 104 with Mike Ammerlaan on the Developer Preview of the SharePoint Framework—Office 365 Developer Podcast

In episode 104 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Andrew Coates talks with SharePoint Product Manager Mike Ammerlaan about the Developer Preview of the new SharePoint Framework.

Weekly updates

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The SharePoint Framework (SPFx) Is Here!  by Marc Anderson

Creating a new SharePoint framework project using NodeJS  by Tony Phillips

SharePoint Framework Weather Web Part  by Waldek Mastykarz

Show notes

SharePoint Framework Developer Preview Release

SharePoint Framework Docs on Github

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About Mike Ammerlaan 

mikeamMike has worked at Microsoft for 17 years, working on products like SharePoint, Excel, Yammer, Bing Maps and Combat Flight Simulator. He worked on the SharePoint 2007, 2010 and 2013 developer platforms, including capabilities like .net APIs, features, web parts and add-ins. On Bing Maps, Mike worked to ship the Universal Windows map control that is a part of Windows 10.  Mike is now back on the SharePoint Developer Ecosystem team and looking forward to helping developers build fantastic things inside of SharePoint. Mike was born in New Jersey, but raised in Arizona.  In his spare time, Mike loves to code, build random things (scenery add-ins for Flight Simulator!), and play Minecraft with his two children.

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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