4 months ago

And the winner is...

The judges have weighed in, and our community has voted! Go to the Hack Productivity 3 gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop coding. Update your portfolio to inform your followers about new projects and get feedback from fellow hackers.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


4 months ago

Public voting is now open

It's your turn to pick the Popular Choice award winner! Browse the Hack Productivity 3 submission gallery and vote for your favorite app. Be sure to spread the word via your social networks, too!

Please note, as per the Devpost terms of service, you may not tamper with the vote process through manual or automated means, or attempt to compensate voters, at risk of disqualification.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


5 months ago

Final call: Submissions close tomorrow (12/18)!

Just a final shout-out that you have just under two days remaining in Hack Productivity 3. Submissions are December 18 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


5 months ago

One week to go—the deadline is almost here!

The end is near! There’s only one week left to submit your Office 365 hack to the competition. Submissions are December 18 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


6 months ago

Office Hours today now at 2pm EST!

Join us today for technical Q&A with Microsoft developers. The Office Hours now start at 2pm EST! 

Join the conversation on Skype for Business here

Questions?

If you have any questions and can't join or if you're having any trouble joining, post to this thread on the discussion forums.


6 months ago

Office Hours 12/7

Don't let technical roadblocks get between you and the finish line (December 18, 5:00pm ET)!

Bring your questions to the virtual office hours this Thursday, December 7th at 11am ET and get answers. A Microsoft dev will be on hand to help.

 

Stay tuned for access to the Office Hours on Skype for Business.


6 months ago

Two weeks to go—submit early!

There are two weeks left to create a modern workplace app using at least one of the Office 365 products.

Submissions are due December 18 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now. (We’ll walk you through our submission form process if you need help.)  And if you've just recently joined the hackathon, explore the quick-start guide and check out the competition resources.

Submission checklist

Run through this list before you sit back from your project:

  • Have you built an app that uses…

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6 months ago

Three weeks to go—start your submission now!

There are three weeks left in Hack Productivity 3! Avoid feeling rushed by getting your submission ready early. Submissions are December 18 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you haven’t already started a submission, you should do it now. And if you’re just getting started, read the official rules and follow the quick-start guide.

You can also get the lowdown on how our submission form works right here.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll…

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6 months ago

One month left—start your submission

There’s one month remaining in Hack Productivity 3! Submissions are due December 18 before 5pm ET.

Start your submission now

Starting a submission is a good way to make sure that your app meets the requirements. There’s nothing worse than getting to the deadline, only to realize that you’re missing a key component. Remember: once you submit a project, you can keep editing it as needed at any time prior to the submission deadline. Need a primer on how the submission form works? Head over to our submission form tutorial.

Prepare your video

Don’t forget: your submission…

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6 months ago

Get to know the Microsoft Graph

Hi productivity hackers – we hope your projects are going well. We're guessing that many of you have taken a look at the Microsoft Graph as a way of simplifying authentication and traversing relationships between people, documents, and conversations that take place within an Office 365 organization. Here are some useful tools, documents, and videos to help you learn more about the Microsoft Graph:

For an overview – it’s a great idea to watch the talk Yina Arenas gave at our Ignite conference in September. Yina and her team built the Microsoft Graph – so you’re getting information from a…

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7 months ago

Making a great submission video

We know you’re focused on building your new app for workplace productivity, but don't forget about your video. It's often the first (and sometimes only!) thing that judges and voters review.

A good video tells the story behind your submission, providing a clear and concise explanation of what your app is and does. Here are some tips to remember:

  • Establish your elevator pitch. In the first few seconds of your video, explain how your app uses the Office 365 products and tools to help businesses and organizations work better. You can get into the details of how it works later…

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7 months ago

New Office 365 features to hack with

Hey Office developers,

A few weeks ago we threw a small event in Orlando—Ignite. With seven weeks left in the hackathon, there’s time to look at some of the features we announced in our blog. The blog covers a lot of ground, but here are a few things we want to call out:

  • Custom functions in Excel
  • Single Sign-On (SSO) for add-ins
  • Updates to the Microsoft Graph—including pre-built bindings to Azure functions
  • SharePoint Framework extensions

Details are at the top of the blog and there are links to specific documentation throughout. It’s safe to say that we’d love to…

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7 months ago

A note from Microsoft

Hey Office 365 Hackers,

We’re getting to halfway through the hackathon and the judges are gathering. We’ve got great judges from some of our Office ecosystem partners, and are putting together a panel of engineering and marketing leaders from Microsoft who are excited to take a look at what you’ve built.

Every month, over 100 million business users work with Office 365, while over 400 million people use Outlook. So, the potential for a great hack to have great impact is very real. 

If you’re already working on your hack, keep up the good work. If you’re just getting started,…

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8 months ago

Quick-start guide

Thanks for joining Hack Productivity 3! You're officially registered now, and we’ll be sending you regular updates throughout the competition.

Here’s how to get started building a workplace productivity app using the Office 365 tools. Submissions are due December 18, 2017, at 5pm ET.

  1. Get set up right. Sign up for your free Microsoft developer account and find out more about the required tools on the Resources page.
  2. Get a head start on your submission. Fill out the basic fields on the application form and familiarize yourself with the submission requirements. This will give you a good idea of…

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