Cross-post from the Exchange dev blog: Customizing the compose experience with mail apps for Outlook

On 3/27, Andrew Salamatov published Customizing the compose experience with mail apps for Outlook. In his post, he talks about how you can customize your compose experience in apps for Outlook. Compose apps are available for all our customers on Office 365 and for on-premises customers that have installed the Service Pack 1 for Office…


Office 365 for Developers at //build 2014

Come see us at this year’s //build conference as we take you on a journey through the latest updates and improvements to the Office and SharePoint APIs and Services. We have made huge investments in the developer capabilities for apps for Office and SharePoint, as well as the new Office 365 APIs, which are services…


Integrating documents into cloud business apps

Documents are critical pieces of information in many business applications. That’s why we added support for easily attaching to Office 365 or SharePoint document libraries in the latest release of Cloud Business Apps in Visual Studio 2013. With the Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013—March 2014 Update, it is now easier than ever…


New release: Modern Trend app for Excel

The Microsoft ecoSystem group is pleased to announce the free Modern Trend app for Excel. It is now available on Office Store! The Modern Trend app helps you tell a story based on your Excel data. With a few steps, your data is shown on an interactive trend chart. You can pin the specific data…


Announcing Office 365 API Tools for Visual Studio — Preview

UPDATE 5/12/2014 – A new preview is available. You can now access the Office 365 APIs using client libraries available for .NET and JavaScript. See: .NET and JavaScript libraries for Office 365 APIs Office 365 APIs enable developers to integrate Office resources (such as calendars, contacts, mail, files, and profile information) directly into their custom…


How to build a cloud business app with SAP data

Visual Studio 2013 introduced a new project template for Office 365 Cloud Business App to enable developers to build modern business applications that can integrate with and extend the Office 365 platform experience quickly. The Cloud Business App template provides a rich set of tools and features that make it easy to work with data…


Office Web Widgets—Experimental

At SharePoint Conference, we announced a couple of experimental UI widgets to help you build apps for Office and SharePoint. The widgets included in this first release are the People Picker and the List View and in the rest of this post, we will explain what they are and how to use them, but first,…


UserVoice: Your Feedback in Our Products

In October 2013, we launched the Office and SharePoint developer UserVoice, which allowed us to get your thoughts about the platform. We have read though every message and, now that SharePoint Conference is here, let’s take a look back at how we have used your feedback in our products. Widgets for provider-hosted apps A popular…


Showcase apps with real world code samples

This week we published a new type of content called showcase apps. Are you looking for a 30,000 foot view into a real world sample or complex architecture? Showcase apps will help! A showcase app is a real world code sample with accompanying video and interactive PowerPoint decks that provide in-depth details. Use the decks…


New content for SharePoint developers: Infographics!

In this post, learn about the new infographics that visually explain many aspects of SharePoint development. The infographics cover a wide range of topics from explaining what SharePoint is to detailing the workflow architecture, to a comprehensive selection of apps for SharePoint topics. We are committed to provide exciting and modern content for developers. For…