Office 365 Dev: Connecting Microsoft Graph with Visual Studio 2017

If you have connected Microsoft Graph with previous Visual Studio to build application, then you can do the same steps with latest Visual Studio 2017 preview as well. Using Visual Studio, you can now easily configure your projects to access data across Office 365 and Azure Active Directory through the Microsoft Graph. – First you…

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Debug: WebAPI/Web Service fails to hit Load Balancer when called from Outlook add-in

Recently i worked with this app developer, who created a custom Outlook add-in through which they try to make use of custom ASP.Net Web Service/Web API using REST call. This URL works fine from the browser on a machine running the Outlook with the Add-in installed. But it fails with the below error from within…


Video: Understand your Productivity, analytics with Microsoft Office 365 MyAnalytics Outlook add-in

Microsoft Office 365 MyAnalytics Outlook add-in is part of MyAnalytics. MyAnalytics helps you understand how you communicate and spend your time at work.  Now with Microsoft Office 365 MyAnalytics add-in enables executives, managers and workers to focus on what matters most with time and network insights derived from Office 365. Understand time by category, collaboration…


Office Developer: Request from Office for Apps going to ajax.aspnetcdn.com getting a 502 error?

In recent times, i was working with this customer where they created an Outlook add-in (Office for Apps/Office.js). They noticed that a request from Office for Apps going to ajax.aspnetcdn.com getting HTTP 502 error. During debugging (network sniffs) we noticed that issue happens that the URLs were blocked by their AV, Proxy Server settings. On…


Office Developer: Which build of Microsoft Office do I need in order to get that cool API or requirement set?

        This is one of the regular query raised by various developer customers, “Which build of Office do I need in order to get that cool API or requirement set?”.  Ok, here is the published guidance that addresses that question. Check out these topics: Dialog – https://dev.office.com/reference/add-ins/requirement-sets/dialog-api-requirement-sets Excel – https://dev.office.com/reference/add-ins/requirement-sets/excel-api-requirement-sets OneNote -…


Training: Advanced Office Add-in Development with Outlook

All of us spend a significant amount of time in email. Want to see how to build custom mail add-ins that can deliver a more productive experience in Outlook? Check out this session, and get ready to make mail better through add-ins. In this session “Advanced Office Add-in Development with Outlook”, you can learn how…


Office Store app developer queries: Office store app queries related to app resubmission of Office 365 store for certification, approval etc

Recently one of my developer customer had the queries specific to Office Store app and submission/resubmission to store for certification, approval. I engaged my peer Michael to answer the same. In addition, you can refer the following MSDN articles as well. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/dn356576.aspx https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/jj220033.aspx Hope this helps.


Office Dev: Office 2016 for developers

Last week we announced the release of Office 2016. Next interesting stuff pops in our mind is that what’s new in Office 2016 for the developers. I want to mention few of them here: – New names for apps for Office and SharePoint – I blogged about this earlier, New name for Apps for Office…


New name for Apps for Office and SharePoint? Office and SharePoint Add-ins

As you aware that you can use Office and SharePoint Add-ins to extend Office applications with content directly from the web or to extend SharePoint websites. But do you know the “new name” for “apps for Office and SharePoint”? Yes, the platform name will be changed from "apps for Office and SharePoint" to "Office and…


Outlook 2007: How to ‘quickly’ disable add-ins?

Try the following steps to disable add-ins in Outlook 2007 (it also applies to InfoPath 2007, Project 2007 and Visio 2007) On the Tools menu, click Trust Center. In the categories pane, click Macro Security. In the details pane, select No Warnings and Disable All Macros or Warnings for signed macros; all unsigned macros are…

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Migration Issues : Identify potential earlier office version migration issues to Office 2010

Have you started using Office 2010 or planning for Office 2010 migration? Then this article is for you… you need to analyze certain things – starting analyzing the environment for installed add-ins and identify potential migration issues as you migrate earlier versions of Office to Office 2010. Learn how the Compatibility Inspector tools can perform…


Download Office 2010 tool : Office Environment Assessment Tool (OEAT)

Microsoft released environment scanning tool as download for the Assessment planning. As you know the goal of the assessment planning phase is to determine the techniques that will be used to discover applications and customizations that could be affected by an Office upgrade.This tool (along with documentation) assists a customer in the assessment phase of…


Why my VSTO Outlook add-in works in Dev box, not in non-dev or production boxes?

Recently one of my customer reported (we used to see this is many of the developer have is that their assembly does not execute as expected in non-development boxes – why it so?) that initially they tried they created VSTO Outlook Add-in project solution with the helps of Visual Studio 2005. But  when they move…


Outlook Add-in : How to apply Windows XP themes to Office COM Add-ins?

When you create a COM add-in for a Microsoft Office program, the appearance of that add-in will conform by default to the standard Office appearance. However, with Microsoft Windows XP, you can choose from a number of visual styles (or themes) to customize the appearance of a Microsoft Windows program. Unless Windows themes are explicitly…