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Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 009 with Vesa Juvonen and Steve Walker

In this episode, Jeremy Thake chats with Vesa Juvonen and Steve Walker about the Office 365 Developer Patterns & Practices initiative, which is the re-launched Office App Model Samples project that went live on Monday, July 28. They talk about their roles on the Office 365 CAT team and why the Patterns & Practices initiative came about.

Jremy Thake  with Vesa Juvonen and Steve Walker


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About Vesa

Vesa ”Vesku” Juvonen works as a principal consultant at Microsoft, focusing on SharePoint technologies. He has been involved in numerous global SharePoint deployments, working as lead architect for infrastructure, solutions, and customizations.

Vesa has been responsible for the creation of global readiness material globally together with the SharePoint product group for field readiness, targeting the SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 versions. Vesa also worked as one of the instructors and content owners in the Microsoft Certified Solution Master (MCSM) for SharePoint certification program and achieved his own Master Certification for SharePoint 2007 in Fall 2008, followed by more recent master certifications to newer versions. You can read Vesa’s blog here and follow him on twitter on @vesajuvonen.

About Steve

Steve Walker is a senior program manager on the Office 365 Customer Adoption team, focusing on developer extensibility and application development scenarios across the Office suite of servers and clients. You can follow Steve on Twitter on @sharepointing.

About the host

Jeremy is a newly appointed technical product manager at Microsoft responsible for the Visual Studio Developer story for Office 365 development. An image of Jeremy Thake, a newly appointed technical product manager at Microsoft responsible for the Visual Studio Developer story for Office 365 developmentPreviously he worked at AvePoint Inc, a large ISV as the chief architect shipping two apps to the Office Store. He has been heavily involved in the SharePoint community since 2006 and was awarded the SharePoint MVP award four years in a row before retiring the title to move to Microsoft. You can find Jeremy blogging at and tweeting at @jthake.


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