Andrew Connell

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    Blog: AndrewConnell.com v5 - new year & a new site theme

    After 3,240 days, I figured it was a good time for a good refresh. Recently I took some time to rebuild my site theme & after launching it, I’m excited to share it with you! In this post, learn about some of the things that went into the process.
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    Blog: What's new with the MS-600 exam for the Microsoft 365 Dev Cert | January 2022

    In this webinar, I’ll cover what’s new with the MS-600 exam today, and look forward to some changes we can expect Microsoft to make to the exam in the coming months. This is free webinar is ideal if you’re a Microsoft developer who’s interested in taking the MS-600 exam to become a certified Microsoft 365 Developer Associate ! Microsoft released a new certification in November 2020 for Microsoft 365 developers. The Microsoft 365 Certified: Developer Associate certification measures developers across five (5) primary workloads in Microsoft 365.
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    Blog: Retiring comments for articles on my sites

    In the last two weeks I’ve rolled out a feature on two of my sites that’s quite significant… at least to me. I should clarify that when I say I “rolled out a feature”, I mean rolled a feature out my site. I started this blog in September 2003. Over 2,500 posts since the very first post, I’ve left commenting enabled on the site. Comments were first stored with the content on the site & later, I used Disqus .
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    Publication: Explore & evaluate the SharePoint Framework

    Hey developers! Got 15 minutes a day for the next week? Learn what the SharePoint Framework is, what you can build, & what the development experience is like! Get this FREE course delivered daily straight to your inbox!
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    Publication: Microsoft 365 Certified Developer Associate MS-600 Exam Prep

    In this course, another by me at Voitanos, you’ll get prepared to pass the MS-600 exam, the only Microsoft 365: Developer Associate certification prerequisite - includes 300+ practice questions!
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    Blog: Behind the Scenes: Making of Microsoft 365 Developer Associate Certification & MS-600 exam (webinar recording)

    Did you miss today’s webinar on ‘Behind the Scenes: Making of Microsoft 365 Developer Associate Certification & MS-600 exam’? No worries! It was recorded & you can watch it over on the Voitanos blog right now!
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    Blog: Webinar Get Microsoft 365 Developer Certified Explore Office Add-ins (webinar recording)

    Did you miss today’s webinar on Office Add-ins in my ‘Get Microsoft 365 Dev Certified!’ series? No worries! It was recorded & you can watch it over on the Voitanos blog right now!
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    Blog: Webinar Get Microsoft 365 Developer Certified Explore Microsoft Teams (webinar recording)

    Did you miss todays’s webinar on Microsoft Teams in my ‘Get Microsoft 365 Dev Certified!’ series? No worries! It was recorded & you can watch it over on the Voitanos blog right now!
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    Blog: Webinar Get Microsoft 365 Developer Certified Explore SharePoint

    Did you miss yesterday’s webinar on SharePoint in my ‘Get Microsoft 365 Dev Certified!’ series? No worries! It was recorded & you can watch it over on the Voitanos blog right now!
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    Blog: Webinar Get Microsoft 365 Developer Certified Explore Microsoft Graph (webinar recording)

    Did you miss yesterday’s webinar on Microsoft Graph in my ‘Get Microsoft 365 Dev Certified!’ series? No worries! It was recorded & you can watch it over on the Voitanos blog right now!
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    Blog: Webinar Get Microsoft 365 Developer Certified Explore Microsoft Identity (webinar recording)

    Did you miss yesterday’s webinar on Microsoft Identity & Azure AD in my ‘Get Microsoft 365 Dev Certified!’ series? No worries! It was recorded & you can watch it over on the Voitanos blog right now!
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    Publication: Mastering the SharePoint Framework: On-Demand Video Course for Developers

    This is my first course self-published under my company Voitanos! Choose between three course bundles, including the entirely free STARTER bundle!
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    Blog: Mastering the SharePoint Framework Course - February 2018 Update

    My development course, Mastering the SharePoint Framework , is currently in pre-release. That means it isn’t content complete but subscribers will receive access to all content added to the course in the future. Today I wrapped up and published sprint 8 which means I’m happy to share that one new chapter has been published to the Fundamentals course and are immediately available to all Mastering the SharePoint Framework Fundamentals & Ultimate bundle subscribers.
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    Blog: Webinar - Introducing and Using the Office 365 CLI with MVP Waldek Mastykarz

    Office 365 & SharePoint Online provide multiple management options. From the tenant to site level, developers and administrators can leverage browser-based administrative interfaces to perform many tasks. However, some tasks can only be implemented via an API or the command line. The Office 365 CLI, a cross-platform and community-driven project from the SharePoint PnP team, expands these command line tasks beyond the Windows platform and existing PowerShell options. In this webinar, join me as I invite MVP Waldek Mastykarz from Rencore for a 30-minute discussion and demonstration heavy webinar on the Office 365 CLI.
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    Blog: Voitanos Webinar: SharePoint Framework State of the Union - January 2018

    It’s hard to stay on top of all the latest news from Microsoft for SharePoint Developers. There are so many resources out there, wouldn’t it be nice for someone else to curate the news and what’s coming? Look no further! This month I’ve started a FREE webinar series from Voitanos. Topics will range from news updates, feature reviews, interviews related to SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure development. These webinars will be different in that they will only be 30 minutes long… short and to the point!
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    Blog: Keynote & the SharePoint Framework at NACS: Join me in March for the North American Collaboration Summit!

    In about two months, I am looking forward to participating in the North American Collaboration Summit conference. This conference in Branson, Missouri over two days (March 2-3, 2018) was formerly known as SharePointalooza. It’s situated in the Ozarks at a fun location. The show is incredibly affordable with tickets starting at $65, something they can afford to do based on their non-profit status. You’ll hear from experts coming in to present from around the world on various things for developers, IT Pros, information workers, power users and business decision makers.
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    Blog: Voitanos Black Friday - Cyber Monday: 25% off & new Live SPFx Course

    I’m excited to announce that Voitanos is offering two Black Friday & Cyber Monday opportunities! Both offers will be available beginning at 12 AM EST (5 AM UTC) on Friday, November 24, 2017 (that’s right…Thanksgiving in the United States is for food, family, and football…not shopping!) and will end at 11:59 PM EST (4:59 AM UTC) on Monday, November 27, 2017. For more details on the special details, (link removed).
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    Blog: The Uber SharePoint Framework Ignite 2017 Wrap-Up

    Last week’s Microsoft Ignite 2017 conference was the best Microsoft show I’ve ever attended… and I’ve been to a few. From multiple TechEd’s, Office Developer Conferences, SharePoint Conferences, Build and even the previous two Ignite conferences. At first, I was skeptical about Ignite being the big roll-up event replacing TechEd and thus, primarily for IT Pro’s. I thought there wouldn’t be enough developer content, but with nearly 35% attendees being developers, that’s over 8,500 developers this year and there was plenty of dev content.
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    Blog: What's up with the "Mastering the SharePoint Framework" Developer Course by Voitanos?

    Over the last few weeks I’ve steadily received more and more questions from developers about the status & ETA of my online course for developers: Mastering the SharePoint Framework by Voitanos . Let’s just cut to the chase and tell you what you are looking for: Fundamentals Bundle Pre-Release - End of August 2017 There… I said it… finally! This drop of the course will include a considerable portion of the entire fundamentals bundle that I have planned for the entire course.
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    Blog: Now Available: Mastering the SharePoint Framework - Starter Bundle

    In early February 2017, I published a free resource for developers looking to get into the SharePoint Framework (SPFx. That resource, a FREE 10-day email-based course on the development and build toolchain Microsoft selected for SPFx development has helped hundreds of developers get up to speed with the different development toolchain when compared to what traditional SharePoint developers are used to. The response has been very humbling… don’t take my word for it, here is what a few people have said about it:
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    Blog: What's New in the SharePoint Development Space? Get it straight to your inbox!

    There’s no time like Valentine’s Day to show some love to a community that has been so supportive of me and my endeavors in the SharePoint space. If you are anything like me, some days the news and announcements about changes in the SharePoint development space come fast and furious and it’s hard to keep up with it all. I’m here to help with that! Sign up for my brand new, easy-to-consume, FREE newsletter and I’ll deliver quick, comprehensive updates about news & announcements that are relevant to all things development & SharePoint.
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    Publication: Understand the SharePoint Framework Toolchain

    This 10-day email course explains what the SharePoint Framework is, what this new development toolchain is all about, and most importantly, provides clarity to setup your workstation so you can get up and running quickly. Get this FREE course delivered daily straight to your inbox!
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    Blog: My Perspectives on the Technical Training

    Earlier this week I had the awesome opportunity to sit down and talk to co-hosts Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates of the Office 365 Developer Podcast in an interview they published yesterday: Episode 112 with Andrew Connell on Technical Training . During our conversation, I shared my experiences in the technical training world from the last 10 years of presenting at conferences, teaching in-person classroom course deliveries and online courses. We had a great discussion on the challenges related to technical training and how each of us deals with these challenges.
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    Blog: What's Next for Me: Introducing Voitanos for OnDemand Courses

    Over a decade ago I left the corporate world to join another company and start teaching developers about SharePoint. A year after that I left the world of full-time employment to be a contract instructor doing the same thing: teaching developers. Then two years later I joined up with a good friend and co-founded a SharePoint training company , that I co-owned & co-operated from 2009-2013. I continued to teach as a contract instructor but also published on-demand video courses through a popular training platform.