Announcement: Apps for Office and SharePoint blog has moved

This is the final Apps for Office and SharePoint blog post. We’ve moved to the Office Developer blog, in this new location: http://blogs.office.com/dev Here is the RSS feed for the new Office Developer blog: http://blogs.office.com/feed/?filter-audience=dev Please join us in this new location to keep reading all the latest news about developing Apps for Office and…


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…


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,…


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…


Overview of SharePoint Conference 2014 and new content for developers

The SharePoint Conference 2014 (SPC14) this week in Las Vegas is an exciting time for Office and SharePoint developers. Lots of new announcements, sessions, on-site activities, content resources, code samples, community opportunities, and more are being launched and shared. This post is an overview of some of the many highlights for Office and SharePoint developers…


Vote for the SharePoint Conference App Awards – People’s Choice!

UPDATE 2/20/2014: Preliminary voting is done, and we have 4 finalists! It’s time for you to cast your final vote between now and February 28, 4:00PM PST. Each registered SharePoint Conference attendee can vote once in the Finals. To see the finalists and cast your final vote, see App Awards – People’s Choice. Original post:…


Successfully crafting a mail app using the Lean Startup methodology

The blog post describes how to use the Lean Startup methodology to develop a real "Who’s Who" mail app. Introduction I am a new program manager (PM) to the Microsoft ecoSystem team. The team focuses on apps for Office and SharePoint-so it’s natural for us to create mail apps. I was recently asked to revamp…


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…