IFraming SharePoint-hosted pages in apps

This post is brought to you by Matt Swann, Senior Security Engineer on the SharePoint security team, and Humberto Lezama-Guadarrama, Program Manager on the Office Developer Platform team. When you build apps for SharePoint 2013 (or even classic solutions) you can host pages on SharePoint. Often, you will also want to IFRAME those pages in…


Solving cross-domain problems in apps for SharePoint

Hello there, I’m Humberto Lezama-Guadarrama, Program Manager on the Office Developer Platform team. In this post I will analyze some of the challenges that developers will likely face when building apps for SharePoint and how our cross-domain library and APIs can help you solve them. Cross-domain, the eternal challenge Almost all web developers have at…


Developing an SharePoint 2013 AutoHosted App with Admin On-Behalf BCS Subscription

Introduction to BCS events Until SharePoint 2010, Business Connectivity Services (BCS) was all about “pull,” that is, users needed to “refresh” the data from a SharePoint site in order to fetch the latest data records from the external system. With SharePoint 2013, BCS goes one step further by enabling the external system to send proactive…


Building apps for PowerPoint!

Building apps for PowerPoint! Hello app for Office developers! This is Juan Balmori with another post for the apps for Office! I have to tell you that every time I have presented a session for a technical (or not so technical) audience about apps for Office, there is always at least one person in the…


Goodbye GetAllContentAsync, Hello getFileAsync!

Hello apps for Office developers! This is Juan Balmori, PM of the JavaScript API for Office (aka Office.js). On this my first blog post I want to share with you a more detailed follow up to one of the changes mentioned on Ricardo’s “Important Developer Changes” blog post a few days ago. The one regarding…


Top 10 scenarios for the JavaScript API for Office

Hello Developers! This is Juan Balmori with another post for the apps for Office blog! I am the Program Manager of the JavaScript API for Office (Office.js). I am excited to share with you top 10 scenarios for the JavaScript API for Office. It’s great that we now have a platform that can use an…


Announcing the Latest Release of Office Developer Tools

Kicking off SharePoint Conference 2012 this morning, Scott Guthrie, in his keynote speech, announced the release of Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 – Preview 2. This is an exciting day for the Office & SharePoint Developer Tools team. Although still a preview, we are thrilled about the awesome features included in this…


Licensing your apps for SharePoint

This blog post is brought to you by Humberto Lezama Guadarrama. Humberto is a Program Manager in the Office Developer Platform team. He is the PM of the apps licensing infrastructure for SharePoint 2013. In a previous post, Creating and verifying licensing in a paid app for Office, Krishnan explained how to license apps for…


Important developer changes from Office and SharePoint 2013 Preview to Office and SharePoint 2013

This post is brought to you by the Office and SharePoint Product and Content Publishing Teams. One of the great things about the Office and SharePoint 2013 Preview is that it gives developers an early chance to play with the code and jumpstart developing apps and solutions. Some things have changed from the Preview, so…