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…


Introducing: The SharePoint and VBA Code Analyzer

Learn about a tool that analyzes your SharePoint full-trust code solutions and Office add-ins and macros to help you redesign them for the app model. Security is important to us—your code remains private while using the tool. The app model is a great tool that fully embraces the benefits of moving to the cloud, but…


Publishing apps for Office and SharePoint to Windows Azure Websites

Windows Azure Websites are a great hosting platform for a variety of applications – and your app can be one of them. Azure Websites are easy to create and offer advanced management, scalability, and load-balancing features – and of course, great integration with Visual Studio. With our new streamlined experience for publishing apps for Office…


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 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…


Introducing MVC support for apps for SharePoint

Apps are essentially web applications. If you know how to build a web application, you know how to build an app for SharePoint. Prior to Visual Studio 2013 Preview, you were able to create apps for SharePoint with an ASP.NET Web Forms project application. Now, in Visual Studio 2013 Preview, you can choose between ASP.NET…


Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 Preview released!

This morning at the Microsoft Build Developer conference in San Francisco, S. Somasegar, Corporate VP for Developer Division, announced Visual Studio 2013 Preview. It’s an exciting moment for the Office Developer Tools team because of the great effort the team put in for this release. Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 Preview provides tons…


Localizing host web features in apps for SharePoint

Update [7/3/2013]: If you’re using Visual Studio 2013 you don’t need the workaround described in this article. For more information, see Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 Preview released! Visual Studio 2012 can’t localize host web features by itself. Learn about a tool that you can use to localize your host web features, such…