How Lotus F1 Team built custom Office 365 integrated apps to manage race team logistics

During the race season, roughly 100 crew members support Lotus F1 Team on site around the world. On today’s show, we learn from the team’s head of software development, Mark Everest, how Lotus F1 Team leveraged Office 365 APIs and extensibility to update their legacy travel application—complete with calendar and directory services integration.

The team built new underpinnings with a flexible data model in Azure, a web front end for logistics planning and user management, a mobile app that worked across mobile platforms and an Outlook add-in to integrate race events directly into users’ calendars. In the show, Mark describes how Visual Studio, Apache Cordova and integrated Office 365 APIs were used in the project. Keep watching to get a glimpse of how the team uses the apps to manage their itineraries.

This marks the fourth and final chapter in the series documenting Lotus F1 Team’s IT journey to Office 365. We’ll continue to track their progress as the team transitions to Groupe Renault for the 2016 season.

Check out the rest of the Lotus F1 Team series on the Microsoft Mechanics channel.

See you soon,

Jeremy Chapman