Building a Cloud Business App: Kudos

Office 365 is an ideal business app platform providing a core set of services expected in today’s business apps and a central location for installing, discovering, and managing apps. Office 365 makes these business apps available where users already spend their time – in SharePoint and Office. Visual Studio 2013 streamlines modern business app development…


Debugging SharePoint 2013 workflows using Visual Studio 2013

Learn about the new tools for remotely debugging workflows in Visual Studio 2013. In Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012, we enabled remote event debugging using Windows Azure Service Bus. Now, in Visual Studio 2013, we have implemented a similar approach for remotely debugging workflows in apps for SharePoint. The new and re-worded debugging…


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

  We continue to make progress in unifying our platform and providing one consistent experience for developers across our various workloads, and today we are excited to announce the launch of a newly streamlined Office Dev Center (http://dev.office.com). The site has been redesigned to help developers of Office, SharePoint, Exchange, and Lync find top development…

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Announcing Visual Studio 2013 RTM

Visual Studio 2013 RTM is now available for download! This release brings you the latest set developer tools for the Office platform. We are excited to share an overview of the new features available to you in this release. Office 365 Cloud Business App Visual Studio 2013 introduces a new project template for Office 365…


Tips to develop a great mail app for Office

This article shares tips for developing mail apps in time zone conversion, secure (https) data transmission, tablet/smartphone support, roaming settings to track persistent data, and the non-interchangeable custom properties in the Outlook object model and in the apps for Office platform. Mail apps are one of the three basic types of apps for Office. Mail…


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 Excel 2013 and the Wikipedia v1.1 app for Word 2013 and Excel 2013. They are now available on Office Store for you to download and use! People Graph is a cool app for Office that transforms your cold…


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 UserVoice site aimed at gathering your feedback. The UserVoice site is available at http://officespdev.uservoice.com. Let us know what you would like to see in future versions of the Apps for Office and SharePoint API documentation, code samples, and…


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 can really do. From dictionaries to text analyzers to image generators, developers from all over the world have created innovative and useful apps. Last year, we ran the Apps for Office and SharePoint contest to showcase the best…


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 bring new opportunities to developers. In his post, Dene shared great news. Starting spring, the Office Store will support Chinese, Russian, Dutch, Brazilian (Portuguese), and Italian languages. Office is also opening 8 additional store fronts (Russia, China, Taiwan, Hong…