August 26, 2016

Episode 105 with SharePoint Dev Kitchen winners Jeff Nowland and Gerald de Run—Office 365 Developer Podcast

In episode 105 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Andrew Coates talks with SharePoint Developer Kitchen winners Gerald de Run and Jeff Nowland about the new SharePoint Framework.

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About Gerald de Run


Gerald is a SharePoint consultant and solution architect with over 20 years’ work experience across multiple industries. He has proven expertise in designing and developing custom applications on Office 365, SharePoint Online/On-premises and Microsoft Azure. He is constantly on the forefront of the latest technologies and trends and recently attended SharePoint Dev Kitchen learning from the SharePoint Product Group about the new SharePoint Framework.

Gerald always strives for successful project outcomes and customer experiences, taking into consideration schedule, resourcing and budgetary constraints. He aims to provide creative solutions for complex business problems within scope and tight schedules.


About Jeff Nowland


Jeff is an experienced SharePoint Business and Development Consultant with over 10 years of experience across all aspects of SharePoint implementations—both online and on premises. His roles have encompassed viewing the SharePoint ‘prism’ from the business, infrastructure and development angles—providing a unique perspective on how to deliver solutions effectively. Currently, Jeff’s time is spent in a mixture of hands-on tech lead roles on SharePoint Online projects, as well as helping customers look at the Office 365 Collaboration stack more broadly and developing technical and user adoption strategies. Jeff can be reached at [email protected] or

About the hosts


Richard 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.



A 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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