We all know Microsoft is continuing to push out new features, services and enhancements almost every week to most of their core offerings. In particular Azure and Office 365. In this session we will take a look at the newly released Microsoft Graph Endpoint, discuss the use cases, capabilities, roadmap and dive deep (with live demos) into the Excel API for .NET. According to Microsoft here are a few scenarios how developers can use the new Excel REST API:
Excel as a calculation service - Developers can now access Excel’s powerful calculation engine with instant results. Excel as a reporting service - Developers gain full access to all of Excel’s reporting features—making Excel an online reporting service within Office 365. Excel as a data service - Excel is also a great tool to store and track data. If your information is stored in a workbook, that data is available to any app integrating with Office 365, making its contents available to read from custom solutions and enabling them to use Excel as the data storage.
In this talk we will take a look at the current Excel REST API end point and look at some of the preview end points for the Excel API. Additionally, we will discuss how the Excel REST API fits in with Office 365 and how you can get started using it today. The last thing we will go over is a hands on live code demo of working with the Excel REST API.
BIO: Trey Mayer Portals and Collaboration Practice Lead, has been with HMB for nearly five years and has extensive knowledge working with organizations to help bridge their business with technology. Mayer specializes in Enterprise productivity and collaboration and has helped organizations of all sizes improve their productivity. Mayer has worked with numerous clients including Fortune 500, Privately held, State and Local Governments, Non-Profits and International organizations. Prior to joining HMB, Mayer worked for a Columbus, OH based startup and founded and sold a technology company. Mayer currently resides on the Executive Committee for Code PaLOUsa in Louisville, KY and DogFoodCon in Columbus, OH.
Pizza and drinks will be provided by our sponsors.
Immediately following the main speaker and pizza we will be holding another CINARC (Cincinnati Software Architecture Group). This session will feature more discussion on topics chosen the night of the meeting. The focus of the meeting will be to discuss issues of software architecture relevant to the members of the community.