Use “Napa” Office 365 Development Tools to build apps for Office and SharePoint on the browser

Since our Preview release, “Napa” Office 365 Development Tools has delivered many features and improvements to the browser development experience. This post highlights the major features we’ve developed since our launch—from small user interface (UI) changes to social capabilities to integration with other Microsoft products like Visual Studio—and how to make the most of them….


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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How to move or archive your Napa app projects

The "Napa" Office 365 Development Tools that you can install to your Office 365 Developer Site provide an ideal way to get started developing apps for Office and SharePoint: a browser-based authoring tool that lets you develop apps without installing software locally or leaving your Office 365 subscription. However, there may be occasions when you…

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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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A closer look at apps for Outlook

Rolando has already given an overview of how apps for Office work, so today I’m going to drill into how apps for Office run within Outlook. Apps for Outlook, or “mail apps” as they are sometimes called in our developer documentation, are apps for Office that are optimized for running in Outlook against mail and…

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Apps for Office and SharePoint video series

This week, we are super excited to kick off a new series of videos dedicated to apps for Office and SharePoint on Channel 9: Inside apps for Office and SharePoint. It’s a great opportunity to listen to our engineering leads talk about the new cloud app model for Office and SharePoint, and why we did…

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Using the JavaScript object model (JSOM) in apps for SharePoint

Hi! My name is Ricardo Loo. I am a Programming Writer for SharePoint. In today’s article we’ll talk about how to use the JavaScript object model (JSOM) in a simple HTML page in your app for SharePoint. By using the JSOM, you can access data and functionality in SharePoint 2013. You can also use Representational…

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Building apps for SharePoint and Office 365

  Update 6/10/2014: This post mentions autohosted apps for SharePoint. The autohosted apps for SharePoint preview program is now closed. For information about the closure of the program see Update on Autohosted Apps Preview Program. For instructions about how to convert an autohosted app to a provider-hosted app, see How to: Convert an autohosted app…


Introducing the new Office cloud app model

Hello, my name is Ludovic Hauduc and I’m General Manager for the Office Platform and Store teams. It’s a really exciting time for us, as we announced yesterday the customer preview of the new Office. As you can see from the press release and the Office Next blog, we’re making deep investments in the cloud…

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