New resources--using Office Open XML in apps for Word

The JavaScript API for Office (Office.js) provides a way for developers to manipulate rich content in a Microsoft Word document by using Office Open XML. This blog post highlights a recently published MSDN article, Creating Better Apps for Word with Office Open XML, that shows how to use Office Open XML in the Office.js API…


Designing the Medal Tracker Template

Medal Tracker is a new template in Excel that uses three apps for Office to quickly find and visualize information on Olympic medals. To try it for yourself, download Office 2013 Preview, open Excel, and choose Medal Tracker from the list of templates on the start screen. You can also watch the short demo video….


Anatomy of apps for Office

We started this blog with a couple of posts that introduced the new Office cloud app model and the principles behind it: web standards, simplicity, security and performance, consistency, and flexibility to developers. Brian Jones already talked about our background, and as Howard Crow comments in his post, the move to the cloud needed a new…