Apps for Office and SharePoint blog

The official Microsoft blog for cloud app model developers of Office and SharePoint

Announcement: Apps for Office and SharePoint blog has moved

This is the final Apps for Office and SharePoint blog post. We've moved to the Office Developer...

Author: Office Developer Team Date: 07/22/2014

.NET and JavaScript Libraries for Office 365 APIs, Available in Preview

You can now access the Office 365 REST APIs from .NET and JavaScript, using a new set of client...

Author: Office Developer Team Date: 05/12/2014

Using Office 365 APIs in your MVC and Windows 8.1 Applications – Part II

UPDATE 5/12/2014 - A new preview is available. You can now access the Office 365 APIs using client...

Author: SharePoint Developer Team Date: 04/23/2014

Cross-post from the Exchange dev blog: Customizing the compose experience with mail apps for Outlook

On 3/27, Andrew Salamatov published Customizing the compose experience with mail apps for Outlook....

Author: Office Developer Team Date: 03/31/2014

Office 365 for Developers at //build 2014

Come see us at this year’s //build conference as we take you on a journey through the latest updates...

Author: Office Developer Team Date: 03/28/2014

Integrating documents into cloud business apps

Documents are critical pieces of information in many business applications. That’s why we added...

Author: Office Developer Team Date: 03/18/2014

New release: Modern Trend app for Excel

The Microsoft ecoSystem group is pleased to announce the free Modern Trend app for Excel. It is now...

Author: Office Developer Team Date: 03/14/2014

Announcing Office 365 API Tools for Visual Studio — Preview

UPDATE 5/12/2014 - A new preview is available. You can now access the Office 365 APIs using client...

Author: Office Developer Team Date: 03/12/2014

How to build a cloud business app with SAP data

Visual Studio 2013 introduced a new project template for Office 365 Cloud Business App to enable...

Author: Office Developer Team Date: 03/11/2014

Office Web Widgets—Experimental

At SharePoint Conference, we announced a couple of experimental UI widgets to help you build apps...

Author: Office Developer Team Date: 03/07/2014

UserVoice: Your Feedback in Our Products

In October 2013, we launched the Office and SharePoint developer UserVoice, which allowed us to get...

Author: Office Developer Team Date: 03/06/2014

Showcase apps with real world code samples

This week we published a new type of content called showcase apps. Are you looking for a 30,000 foot...

Author: SharePoint Developer Team Date: 03/05/2014

New content for SharePoint developers: Infographics!

In this post, learn about the new infographics that visually explain many aspects of SharePoint...

Author: SharePoint Developer Team Date: 03/05/2014

Introducing: The SharePoint and VBA Code Analyzer

Learn about a tool that analyzes your SharePoint full-trust code solutions and Office add-ins and...

Author: SharePoint Developer Team Date: 03/04/2014

Overview of SharePoint Conference 2014 and new content for developers

The SharePoint Conference 2014 (SPC14) this week in Las Vegas is an exciting time for Office and...

Author: Office Developer Team Date: 03/03/2014

Vote for the SharePoint Conference App Awards – People’s Choice!

UPDATE 2/20/2014: Preliminary voting is done, and we have 4 finalists! It’s time for you to...

Author: Office Developer Team Date: 02/20/2014

Quick steps to drive more downloads (Updated)

The Office Store is officially one year old! We’d like to share some pointers that will help...

Author: Office Developer Team Date: 02/17/2014

Successfully crafting a mail app using the Lean Startup methodology

The blog post describes how to use the Lean Startup methodology to develop a real "Who's...

Author: Office Developer Team Date: 01/21/2014

Publishing apps for Office and SharePoint to Windows Azure Websites

Windows Azure Websites are a great hosting platform for a variety of applications – and your app can...

Author: Office Developer Team Date: 01/15/2014

Calling all SharePoint Conference 2014 attendees!

If you’re attending the SharePoint Conference this year, do not miss the Design Time sessions!...

Author: SharePoint Developer Team Date: 01/09/2014

New release: Package Tracker for Outlook 2013 and Outlook Web App

The Microsoft ecoSystem group is pleased to announce the free app Package Tracker for Outlook 2013...

Author: Office Developer Team Date: 12/12/2013

Manage OAuth2.0 access tokens with Sina Weibo service

An app for Office often accesses external resources such as search results, blog posts, and videos....

Author: Office Developer Team Date: 12/11/2013

Enable app SideLoading in your non-developer site collection

Visual Studio allows developers to sideload apps for development and test use only. In this post,...

Author: SharePoint Developer Team Date: 12/10/2013

Announcing SharePoint Conference 2014 App Awards

The much-anticipated, highly-suspenseful, excitement-inducing App Awards are coming back to...

Author: SharePoint Developer Team Date: 11/27/2013

App Showcase: My SharePoint Sites from QuePort

Sometimes, a simple tweak can make navigating a website so much easier. Thomas Herbst, a developer...

Author: SharePoint Developer Team Date: 11/20/2013

SharePoint Conference 2014 – Cloud Developer Skills Jumpstart

This year, an MVP will conduct an all-day pre-conference training focusing on the key developer...

Author: SharePoint Developer Team Date: 11/19/2013

Get and present Excel data appropriately

This article describes the importance of data format in extracting and visualizing Excel data using...

Author: Office Developer Team Date: 11/18/2013

All About Newsfeeds With Your Cloud Business App

Cloud Business Apps in Visual Studio 2013 allow you to easily integrate with SharePoint and use the...

Author: SharePoint Developer Team Date: 11/14/2013

Announcing the new SharePointContext helper in Apps for SharePoint 2013

In Visual Studio 2013, a new SharePointContext helper is available for app for SharePoint projects....

Author: SharePoint Developer Team Date: 11/07/2013

Add a proxy for on-cloud services that don’t support security communication

In this article, we describe how to add a proxy for those public APIs that don’t support secure...

Author: Office Developer Team Date: 11/06/2013

Using the Person Business Type in Cloud Business Apps

The Person business type is a feature of the new Cloud Business App project introduced in Visual...

Author: Office Developer Team Date: 11/05/2013

Building a Cloud Business App: Kudos

Office 365 is an ideal business app platform providing a core set of services expected in today’s...

Author: SharePoint Developer Team Date: 10/31/2013

Debugging SharePoint 2013 workflows using Visual Studio 2013

Learn about the new tools for remotely debugging workflows in Visual Studio 2013. In Office...

Author: SharePoint Developer Team Date: 10/30/2013

Announcing the new http://dev.office.com

We continue to make progress in unifying our platform and providing one consistent experience for...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 10/29/2013

Announcing Visual Studio 2013 RTM

Visual Studio 2013 RTM is now available for download! This release brings you the latest set...

Author: Office Developer Team Date: 10/17/2013

Tips to develop a great mail app for Office

This article shares tips for developing mail apps in time zone conversion, secure (https) data...

Author: Office Developer Team Date: 10/16/2013

New release: People Graph and Wikipedia apps for Office

The Microsoft ecoSystem group is pleased to announce two free apps the People Graph app v1.1 for...

Author: Office Developer Team Date: 10/10/2013

Share your feedback for the Office Developer Platform in the new UserVoice site

We are excited to announce that the Office and SharePoint Developer Platform team has launched a new...

Author: Office Developer Team Date: 10/09/2013

Apps for Office and SharePoint Contest Winner: Mind-O-Mapper from Repoint Technologies

Since the introduction of the app model, we’ve seen some great apps that showcase what the platform...

Author: Office Developer Team Date: 10/08/2013

Cross-post from the Office News blog: New opportunities for developers thanks to Office Store investments

On October 1st, Dene Cleaver published a post on the Office News blog: Office Store investments...

Author: Office Developer Team Date: 10/03/2013

Use SharePoint permission management to create various roles in an app for SharePoint

This article describes how to leverage SharePoint 2013 permission management to create different...

Author: SharePoint Developer Team Date: 09/25/2013

Use the SharePoint hidden list to store configuration data for an app part instance

In this article, we explain a method to store configuration data by using a SharePoint hidden list....

Author: SharePoint Developer Team Date: 09/19/2013

Step-by-step: Sending email messages from a workflow in an app for SharePoint 2013

The blog post on SharePoint Workflow Development with Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012...

Author: SharePoint Developer Team Date: 09/18/2013

Using Windows Azure to host Apps for Office and SharePoint

In this article, we introduce Windows Azure as a platform for building an app for Office or...

Author: Office Developer Team Date: 09/17/2013

Learn how to write Apps for Office code interactively with the API Tutorial for Office

The API Tutorial for Office teaches you how to get started writing code for an app for Office. The...

Author: Office Developer Team Date: 09/11/2013

Use two-domain design for more secure communication with external content

In this article, we use the Wikipedia app for Office to show how to communicate between two domains...

Author: Office Developer Team Date: 09/10/2013

Run an app for Office consistently in different browsers

Apps for Office can run in different browsers, such as Internet Explorer 9 and 10, Firefox, Chrome,...

Author: Office Developer Team Date: 09/02/2013

Use Visual Studio 2012 to debug JavaScript code outside the running project

In this article, we will share a Visual Studio debugging tip for debugging JavaScript files that are...

Author: Office Developer Team Date: 08/30/2013

New resources--using Office Open XML in apps for Word

The JavaScript API for Office (Office.js) provides a way for developers to manipulate rich content...

Author: Office Developer Team Date: 08/28/2013

Writing data from apps to Office documents

Inserting content into your Office documents is an important part of the app model. In this post,...

Author: SharePoint Developer Team Date: 08/28/2013

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