On Monday, I posted on the Office Next blog about the experience from an end user perspective around apps for Office and SharePoint. Yesterday, I posted about it from the developer point of view. Tomorrow, I'll post from the IT/administrator point of view. Ultimately there are really three customers of this new model, and it's important to talk about it from all three points of view.
- We had to make sure that the model was isolated so that end users could try out dozens of apps without degrading their overall experience.
- We had to make it so that developers could leverage their existing skills and easily connect to other existing services when building their apps.
- And we had to make sure administrators had the ability to easily push apps out to their users, and keep the overall system healthy and up to date.