Developer: Office Add-ins community call @ April 10, 2019

The Office Add-ins community call is our monthly event for developers to connect in real-time with the folks who are building the Office JavaScript APIs. We’ll share updates about new Office JavaScript APIs, provide tips about useful tools, samples, and resources for developing Office Add-ins, and feature a technical deep dive on a specific topic….

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Office.js debug: Office add-in throws “Sorry, we couldn’t load the app because your browser version is not supported”

One of the ISV pointed out that they see the following error with Office Add-ins that they develop. It throws error “Sorry, we couldn’t load the app because your browser version is not supported. Click here for a list of supported browser versions.” During the investigation we noticed the end user’s browser (Internet Explorer) is…


Office.js web add-in throws HTTP 401 Unauthorized

One of my dev customer, created Outlook Web add-in (using Office.js/JavaScript) and tried calling EWS call (mailbox.makeEWSRequestAsync method). It throws HTTP error 401 for mailbox.makeEWSRequsetAsync() method. They noticed the error or behaviour when they tested with Outlook on the Web and Outlook Web Access for devices. The API call throws, the following HTTP error: “The…


Office.js: MakeEWSRequestAsync throws “The request exceeds the 1 MB size limit. Please modify your EWS request”

One of my customer created Outlook Web add-in (Office.js) and when he calls mailbox.makeEwsRequestAsync method. But they got the following error “The request exceeds the 1 MB size limit. Please modify your EWS request”. At the app level, the developer is making the call from web add-in to create a mail item in drafts folder…


Office Developer: Difference between Office Web addin vs COM/VSTO addin

COM or VSTO add-ins are earlier Office integration solutions that run only on Office for Windows. The major difference what you see is that COM addins will be running in the user device or in the Office Client. The new Office Add-ins don’t involve code that runs on the user’s device or in the Office…


Office 365 Developer: Build add-ins for Microsoft Outlook

In this video you will see Petra provides a brief overview of the Outlook add-in platform and its capabilities. The add-in platform helps developers create native Outlook solutions, so users can get more done within Outlook. In short you can,- Learn what makes up an add-in- Get a high-level look at how to build one-…


Understand more about Office.js, it’s add-in runtime environment and Internet Explorer protected mode!!

In addition to the earlier blog post, you can refer the following: – Microsoft Office addins using the Apps for Office platform are designed to run in isolation, using a low rights sandbox. – Several features, such as the task pane view, use web views provided using Internet Explorer APIs.  – To ensure these components…


Debug: Outlook office addin (apps for office) fails to load, errors out

Recently one of my developer customer reported that he designed a new Outlook addin (apps for office) which fails to load and it throws the error “This app could not be started. Close this dialog to ignore the problem or click “Restart” to try again.” During troubleshooting we noticed that this issue occur because protected…

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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…


Office 365 Developers – Catch up on Outlook APIs in Microsoft Graph

  In Build 2017, i attended good number of sessions virutally, including this one by Venkat Ayyadevara, Program Manager, Outlook EcoSystem about Outlook API’s in Microsoft Graph. In this, you can learn about recent updates in Microsoft Graph for accessing Outlook mail, calendar, contacts and more for millions of commercial and consumer users. You can…


Now JSON Support is available in Azure SQL Database (preview)

JSON functionalities are available in Azure SQL Database (preview). You can use new JSON functionalities to integrate Azure SQL Database with other services that exchange data in the JSON format. For more info, you can refer the related documentation. With the new JSON functionalities, you can do the following: Read data from JSON text by…


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…


Free Development Tool: “Visual Studio Code” runs on OSX, Linux, Windows OS

Visual Studio Code provides developers with a new choice of developer tool that combines the simplicity and streamlined experience of a code editor with the best of what developers need for their core code-edit-debug cycle. Visual Studio Code is the first code editor, and first cross-platform development tool – supporting OSX, Linux, and Windows -…

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