over 1 year ago

And the winner is…

The votes are in! Go to the Hack Productivity gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the great submissions.

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

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.


over 1 year ago

Last call for votes

If you haven’t cast your vote yet for your favorite new productivity app, there’s still time. The polls will remain open until 5pm ET on March 18. Spread the word and tell your friends & family to vote for you!

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.

 


over 1 year ago

Public voting is now open

It’s your turn to pick the winner! Browse the submission gallery and vote for your favorite productivity app. Be sure to spread the word through your social networks, too! The last day to vote is March 18.

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.




over 1 year ago

Final call: Submissions close on Tuesday!

Just a final shout-out that you have two days remaining in the Microsoft Office 365 Hack Productivity challenge. Submissions are due March 1 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

We'll walk you through how to submit a project on Devpost in this step-by-step video tutorial

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.

 


over 1 year ago

One week to go – the deadline is almost here!

Whew, it’s the home stretch! There’s only one week left to submit your productivity app (or app idea) to Hack Productivity. Submissions are due March 1 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

Never submitted a project on Devpost before? Take a look at our step-by-step video tutorial on how to use the hackathon submission form. 

 

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.

 


over 1 year ago

How to provide testing access to your Office 365 App or Add-in

How's it going, productivity hackers?

We’re getting close to the submission deadline, so we wanted to remind you that in order to be eligible for prizes, you must include access to your App or Add-in with your Devpost submission.

Not sure how to provide access? We’ve got you covered.

--> For applications integrating one or more Office 365 APIs or Graph API

If this describes your application, then you’ve most likely created a web app, mobile app, or desktop app. Check out the full instructions (by platform) on how to share access with Devpost.

--> For newly created Office 365 Add-ins

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over 1 year ago

Two weeks to go – submit early!

There are two weeks left to build an app (or come up with a boss app idea!) that reimagines how people get stuff done for Hack Productivity.

Submissions are due March 1 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now. And if you've just recently joined the hackathon, explore the quick-start guide and draw some inspiration from the competition resources.

If you've never submitted a project on Devpost before, you should check out our step-by-step video tutorial on how to use the…

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over 1 year ago

Webinar recording & O365 usage stats

Hey, thanks for all your great questions during today's webinar with Doug Perkes! In case you missed it, we captured the whole discussion and all the demos in this recording

We also wanted to share a few stats about typical usage of the O365 tools; this should give you an idea of the potential impact of your Hack Productivity submission. 

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.


over 1 year ago

Skype Bridge Update

Hello! 

A few folks have been confused on the dial-in for today's webinar. Here are the correct details for you!

Please use this link to join:https://join.microsoft.com/meet/dougper/NRFJJPPX

+14803832850 / Conference ID: 5407417

Local dial-in numbers can be found by accessing this web page: https://join.microsoft.com/dialin

 

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.


over 1 year ago

Three weeks to go — start your submission now!

There are three weeks left in Hack Productivity! Beat the deadline rush by getting your submission ready early. Submissions are due March 1 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.

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.

 


over 1 year ago

Reminder: Online Q&A Tuesday 2/9

Does your productivity hack need a little finessing? Or do you just want to check in to make sure you’re on the right track? Drop into our second online office hours Tuesday, 2/9, from 12-1pm EST with Microsoft tech evangelist Doug Perkes & get answers to your development questions.

You can join the Skype session here, or just dial in to listen at +14803832850 (USA, Phoenix) w/ Conference ID 5407417.

In the meantime, you can always reach us on the discussion forum or the Slack channel.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post…

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over 1 year ago

Office Hours II coming up

With one month remaining until the submission deadline, we figured a little extra help wouldn’t hurt. So we’re holding another online office hours session next Tuesday, 2/9, at 9am PT / 12pm ET. Add the Skype event to your calendar now to record the join URL and dial-in for the event +14803832850 (USA, Phoenix); Conference ID 5407417.

On deck to answer your technical questions will be Doug Perkes, a technical evangelist at Microsoft. Doug spends time working closely with customers and partners to help with technology adoption across the Microsoft platform. He specializes in SharePoint (dev and infrastructure), ASP.NET, C#,…

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over 1 year ago

One month left – start your submission

There’s one month remaining in Microsoft Office 365’s Hack Productivity! Submissions are due March 1 before 5pm ET.

Start your submission now

Starting a submission is a good way to make sure that your solution 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.

Prepare your video

Don’t forget: your submission must include a video showing your app or app idea. Too often, participants leave this video…

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over 1 year ago

Summary of last week’s tech webinar

Here’s a quick recap of last week’s Hack Productivity office hours in case you missed it. There are a lot of good resources in here - so take a peek!

If you have additional questions, we’ll help answer them! Please post them to the discussion board or the Slack channel, and we’ll respond as soon as we can.

Thanks and happy hacking!
The Hack Productivity team

 

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.


over 1 year ago

Rules & requirement change (Hint: it’s easier now)

Hey Productivity Hackers,

We’ve got a change to the rules and requirements that affects you — so listen up.

After receiving feedback from participants and our technical support team, we’ve decided to change the primary hackathon requirement slightly.

Previously, the competition’s main requirement was to create a productivity-focused app that included integration of both a new Add-in AND one or more of the following Office 365 APIs (Mail, Calendar, Files, Photos/Video, or Contacts) or Microsoft Graph.

Please note that we are updating this requirement as follows:

Create a working software application that will help users increase their productivity in any

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over 1 year ago

Sign-in details for 1/21 webinar

As promised, here are the sign-in details for our live tech Q&A with Richard diZerega and Matthew Rabinowitz this Thursday, 1/21, @ 8am PST / 11am EST.

You can join via the link below to view any shared content and ask IM questions, or by phone to just listen in. If dialing in by phone, you'll need the conference code to join (Conference ID: 89734785).

Can't attend, but have a burning question about your O365 app or Add-in? Post it to the discussion forum or ask it on the #HackProductivity Slack channel, and we'll make sure…

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over 1 year ago

Making a great submission video

We know you’re focused on building your Office 365 Add-in and figuring out your productivity app, but don't forget about your submission 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 and a list of screencasting tools:

  • Establish your elevator pitch. In the first few seconds of your video, explain why your app (or app idea) is awesome. You can get into the details of how it works…

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over 1 year ago

More API <3 + extra time to get 3 months of Azure

Welcome to the second half of the competition! In case you’ve got a touch of post-holiday blues, we’re throwing a couple tech prezzies your way:

  • Hack Productivity partner Smartsheet has an API that lets you integrate their work collaboration tool into Office 365 & Azure. Find it on the resources page.
  • We’re extending our New Year’s promotion for a couple extra weeks. That means you have until January 31 (or until all trials are claimed) to tell us what your team is working on and get free 90-day Azure trials for you and each of your teammates (Five trials…

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over 1 year ago

Save the date: Tech Q&A w/ O365 devangelists Thurs 1/21

Join Office 365 experts Richard diZerega and Matthew Rabinowitz for a real-time tech Q&A next Thursday, 1/21, at 8am PST / 11am EST.

We’ll be posting more details about how to join the event on Tuesday, January 19. In the meantime, add this event to your calendar.

Logistics: We’ll be hosting the Q&A on Skype, so please make sure you have Skype software installed. To ask questions during the event, type “Question” into the chat window, and we’ll call you when it's your turn to ask a question.

Start thinking about your Microsoft Office 365 Add-in extension and API questions…

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over 1 year ago

Tell us how you’re doing - get free Azure service

Happy New Year, productivity hackers!

We hope your 2016 is off to a great start — and guess what? — we want to hear what you’re working on, and give you a little New Year’s gift!

The Microsoft Office 365 team is providing free 90-day Azure trials for the first 50 teams to give us a hint about what they’re building (limit 5 trials per team/submission). To claim your free trial, simply fill out this form by January 17. We’ll send promotional codes out by January 20 to you and all of the teammates you’ve listed.

Although you don’t…

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over 1 year ago

Welcome to Hack Productivity, where your ideas can change the world.

Microsoft has a new mission, and we need you to help us achieve it. Earlier this year, we announced this new company mission: to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Is this a strong statement and a sizeable goal? Yes. Is it doable? We know it is, with you by our side to help us think big.  

Microsoft’s goal to empower all people and organizations is not just a corporate agenda. It's a global directive, inspired by humanity’s drive to push harder, produce more, and work smarter. We will create the right tools to allow…

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over 1 year ago

Microsoft’s new Graph API is now part of Hack Productivity

Hey, productivity hackers! We wanted to let you know about a change to the competition rules that allows you to use Microsoft’s new unified Office 365 API, Microsoft Graph.

Tell me more!

Microsoft Graph (previously the Office 365 unified API) exposes multiple APIs from Microsoft’s cloud services through a single REST API endpoint (https://graph.microsoft.com). Using Microsoft Graph, you can turn formerly difficult or complex queries into simple navigations.

Microsoft Graph gives you:

  • A unified API endpoint for accessing aggregated data from multiple Microsoft cloud services in a single response
  • Seamless navigation between entities and and the relationships…

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over 1 year ago

Announcing our judges!

Our judging panel has been revealed! We're excited to have these industry bigwigs bring their expertise and experience to the hackathon.

Your projects will be judged by:

Eileen Murphy, CEO & Founder of ThinkCERCA

Peter Pezaris, CEO & Founder of Glip

Geir Hansen, Managing Director of Silicon Valley Bank

JD Marymee, Enterprise Architect at Microsoft

We'll be in touch soon about more resources and technical help. In the meantime, feel free to ask us questions at support@devpost.com or on the discussion forum

 

 


over 1 year ago

Quick-start guide

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

Here’s how to get started on your project today. Submissions are due March 1, 2016, at 5pm ET.

  1. Plan your attack. Visit the resources page for instructions on how to sign up for a free Microsoft developer account, plus tutorials, access to the Office Developer GitHub repo, code samples, and more. You can also check out some potential productivity scenarios here.
  2. Get a head start on your submission. Fill out the basic fields on the application form and familiarize yourself…

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