I’ve created 2x new ARM templates to assist with the development and testing of O365 Addins. These are now available on the public Azure quickstarts github repository: https://github.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/
As per the O365 Addin Store validation policy 4.12, your add-in must run in both version of Office (2013 and 2016): https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/jj220035.aspx. This can be an issue as you can’t install them side-by-side on the same machine. So unless you’ve got some machines hanging around, you’re a bit stuck. However, by being able to provision new Azure VMs quickly with Office pre-installed is a big time saver. No more scrambling around for download keys, ISOs etc – just pick which version of Office you want installed and the ARM template does the heavy lifting. Wait a few minutes and you’ll have a shiney new VM ready to develop or test your O365 Addin on. Use these json files from your favourite Azure CLI, or just hit the “Deploy to Azure” buttons below.