Yannick Reekmans

Information & Communications Technology

Microsoft 365 Microsoft Teams Microsoft Office365 Microsoft Azure Microsoft Graph Microsoft Flow Microsoft SharePoint

Mol, Flanders, Belgium

Yannick Reekmans

Microsoft 365 Solution Architect @ Qubix | Office Development MVP

Yannick (a Microsoft Office Development MVP) is born and raised in SharePoint, starting out his career almost 10 years ago when SharePoint 2010 was still new and shiny. The changing reality of the cloud made him expand his knowledge to the whole of Office 365 and Azure, but SharePoint and Microsoft Teams are still his focus areas. He is a Managing Partner and Cloud Solution Architect at Qubix, a Belgium-based consultancy firm, responsible for the technical underpinnings of products and solutions. Problem solving and development are his passion, still working day to day with code. He always asks the important questions: How does it work? What do you want to achieve? Do we really need development for this? Where's the coffee?

Current sessions

Build a Microsoft Teams Meeting Bingo app

Are your online meetings boring? Are your meeting participants not paying attention? Sick of slideware sessions?
“Meeting Bingo” to the rescue! Learn how to build an in-meetings app for Microsoft Teams, and leave with a tool to boost team morale and time usage, has entertaining gamification and will keep your attendees from zoning out. And you'll get to see a lot more code than slides. Nothing but wins, for everyone!

4x10 minutes: advanced techniques in Microsoft Teams tab development

Device capabilities, Single Sign-on, deep linking or Activity Feed integration: does it scare you to think about integrating these in your own Teams tab? Learn how to implement them in an existing app, in under 10 minutes each!

Become a maker of makers & get rid of the lame parts of development by leveraging the Power Platform

You see the Power Platform take a high flight at your company and you are wondering what this means for you, a developer. Will it mean more work because you now need to control all those self-claimed makers? Are you reduced to cleaning up the crappy apps that those pesky clickity clickity people create?

No, not if we follow the #FusionDev approach. Join this session to discover all opportunities for a pro-dev in the Power Platform, to empower Makers in building awesome, performant and secure applications and enriching them with your code-first development pieces (in Azure Functions, API Management or the PowerApps Component Framework). You can focus on the challenging parts of development, and they can create apps to solve their immediate business needs and won't bother you with boring stuff. #WinnerWinnerChickenDinner

Custom development or the Power Platform, what to pick for your next Microsoft Teams customization?

Microsoft Teams extensibility is no longer just for the Pro Dev, with the release of CDS lite/Dataflex/Project Oakdale. Sure, Power Apps and Power Automate already had their place within Teams, but CDS lite/Dataflex/Project Oakdale takes this to another level. This session will give you the pro's and con's of CDS lite/Dataflex/Project Oakdale, how it compares to the Pro Dev Microsoft Teams extensibility model and why you would pick one over the other. If you are lucky, even a tiny bit of licensing will be covered.
Will you CDS lite/Dataflex/Project Oakdale your next customization, or doesn't it flex far enough for your needs? Join me and let's find out!

You've got a Microsoft Teams application: how to handle distribution and increase reach?

You've spent months developing your awesome application for Microsoft Teams, but it's of no use if it is only available for your development team. Time to look at all ways to package and deploy your Microsoft Teams application from development phase, over initial testing with a limited group and corporate distribution, to distributing as an ISV to the outside world. We'll also touch on the developer attestation and app certification process as a means to increase the trust in your application, get a more visibility in the app store and reach more users.

Microsoft Teams for Developers: an introduction

"Microsoft Teams is a platform", what does this even mean? You keep hearing that you should integrate your application in Microsoft Teams, but you have no idea how to get started? Customers keep asking you to integrate capabilities of Microsoft Teams in their existing applications, but it's still unknown territory?
This and more is what we'll be answering with an overview of the Microsoft Teams developer story, you'll be itching to start and bring your own experiences to Microsoft Teams.

10 things to think about when developing an application for Microsoft Teams

What experience would bring value to my users? Which development framework to use? What UI framework to use? These are just a couple of questions that come up in that design phase of your new Microsoft Teams application. We'll run through 10 most common things you need to consider when architecting your application, discuss the pro's and con's of each and provide you with the knowledge to make informed decisions next time you are architecting an application for Microsoft Teams.

Past and future events

Modern Workplace Conference Paris 2021

17 Jan - 19 Jan 2021
Paris, Île-de-France, France

Global Microsoft 365 Developer Bootcamp 2020 - Paris, 25 novembre 2020

24 Nov 2020

CollabDays BeNeLux Online 2020

23 Oct 2020

Collabdays Barcelona 2020

14 Oct 2020
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Collabdays Lisbon 2020

9 Oct 2020
Lisbon, Portugal

TeamsFest | October 2020

6 Oct 2020

SharePoint Saturday Warsaw 2020

11 Sep 2020
Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland

TeamsCommunityDay - The Tour

8 Sep 2020

Omaha365 Conference - Virtual Edition

22 Jun - 26 Jun 2020

Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon

27 May - 28 May 2020