SharePoint Conference 2014 – Cloud Developer Skills Jumpstart

This year, an MVP will conduct an all-day pre-conference training focusing on the key developer skills necessary to get ahead with building apps for both Office and SharePoint. Since the technologies used are the same across Office and SharePoint, this jumpstart is essential for anyone who has just started to build apps. The critical skills…


Announcing the new SharePointContext helper in Apps for SharePoint 2013

In Visual Studio 2013, a new SharePointContext helper is available for app for SharePoint projects. This blog post will review the features of this new helper and offer some tips about how to use it. For those of you developing apps for SharePoint with Visual Studio 2012, you may be familiar with another helper class,…


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…


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…


Now available: Refresh of Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 developer training

The developer training for Office and SharePoint 2013 now contains updated information about new features and capabilities for Office and SharePoint developers. In this post, learn about the 20 training modules, meet the presenters, and find answers to frequently asked questions. We are excited to announce a refreshed version of the developer training materials for…


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…

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June 3 session: Develop apps for SharePoint 2013 with Visual Studio 2012

My name is Xiaoying Guo, and I’m a program manager on the Microsoft Office Developer Tools team in Visual Studio. On June 3, I’m giving a talk on building apps for SharePoint using Visual Studio 2012. The talk is organized by the .NET Developers Association and will be held in Building 40 on the Microsoft…


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…


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…

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