Citizen Developer tools session at SharePoint Saturday Houston

Thanks for coming to SPS Houston! Check out the slides and demos :)

I had awesome time at SharePoint Saturday Houston! I had a lot of fun meeting a lot of new people, and I think the community liked my session about Citizen Development tools quite well!

Don’t want to crawl through the jabbering? Just the materials are here. Thanks for your interest!

My first time in Houston… And hopefully not last!

Everyone knows something about Houston. It’s in the news because of the weather and NASA – the former of which was actually extremely nice this time, and the latter of which I unfortunately missed. Next time, I need to reserve some time to actually go take the tour at the Space Center Houston… It sounds really interesting, but this time around I couldn’t make it.

Next time, then!

SPS Houston session
My SPS Houston session about Citizen Developer tools (which are not just for Citizen Developers!)

I was at Houston with my great colleagues Vlad and Juha, who also took a couple of pretty cool photos of me. Thanks!

The event was from Microsoft’s office in suburbs – the view was spectacular!

The view from Microsoft's Houston office was great!
The view from Microsoft’s Houston office was great!


This section contains all of the materials I produced for/during the event.


Okay, long story short, I uploaded my slides to SlideShare, and you can find them here:

See them also below:


I always update something from my travels on Instagram and Twitter – you can find them here:

Demo Videos

I have updated video recordings of my demos on YouTube. I have them embedded below for your convenience!

Demo 1: Resolving Managed Metadata Madness in SharePoint

Demo 2: Mirroring content between Classic SharePoint sites

Demo 3: Push notification via Flow

Shout-outs and thanks

Okay – there’s a bunch of them, so let’s make it a list:

  • I’m using Tomi Tavela’s awesome SP Chrome Editor to add the webhook in demo 3. Check it out!
  • I got the idea for the second demo from my chats with Henrik Blåfield and Juha Koivula at Valo, and the awesome folks at Hirschtec.
  • Vlad Catrinescu from Absolute-SharePoint gave me a lot of actionable feedback on my slides – thanks!
  • In my Azure Functions, I’m using OfficeDev PnP, which makes development a lot more straightforward. If you’re not using the library, you should check it out.
  • And last, but definitely not least – thank you to the SPS Houston organizers for having me! It was a blast 🙂
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Antti K. Koskela

Solutions Architect / Escalations Engineer at Koskila / Norppandalotti Software / Valo Solutions
Antti Koskela is a proud digital native nomadic millenial full stack developer (is that enough funny buzzwords? That's definitely enough funny buzzwords!), who works as a Solutions Architect for Valo Intranet, the product that will make you fall in love with your intranet. Working with the global partner network, he's responsible for the success of Valo deployments happening all around the world. He's been a developer from 2004 (starting with PHP and Java), and he's been bending and twisting SharePoint into different shapes since MOSS. Nowadays he's not only working on SharePoint, but also on .NET projects, Azure, Office 365 and a lot of other stuff. This is his personal professional (e.g. professional, but definitely personal) blog.

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