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:…


Quick steps to drive more downloads (Updated)

  The Office Store is officially one year old!  We’d like to share some pointers that will help your app to reach the maximum number of customers.   With the SharePoint Conference just around the corner, it’s a great opportunity for your apps to present themselves in the most compelling light.   Previous posts have…


Cross-post from the Office News blog: New opportunities for developers thanks to Office Store investments

On October 1st, Dene Cleaver published a post on the Office News blog: Office Store investments bring new opportunities to developers. In his post, Dene shared great news. Starting spring, the Office Store will support Chinese, Russian, Dutch, Brazilian (Portuguese), and Italian languages. Office is also opening 8 additional store fronts (Russia, China, Taiwan, Hong…


Locale support information is required for all apps in the SharePoint Store

Hi, I’m Ricky Kirkham from the developer documentation team for SharePoint 2013. I’d like to let you all know how you can use the app manifest to specify which locales are supported by your app for SharePoint. You are required to specify supported locales, or your app will not be accepted by the SharePoint Store….

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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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Which business model is right for your app?

I’m David Mowatt, a program manager on the Office Store team. By now, you’ve probably read that we’re offering great opportunities to reach millions of users inside their Office experience. You’ll either have an existing service/app that you think would be valuable to users, or you’ll have been inspired by Elisabeth and Russell on how…


­­The Office Store is now open!

Hi, my name is Vivek Narasimhan and with my colleagues David Mowatt and Humberto Lezama we are excited to take you behind the scenes to meet one of the best kept secrets in the next version of Office and SharePoint: the Office Store. This is an exciting time to be an Office or SharePoint developer!…


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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