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Introducing WOPI

This blog post describes how to create a custom WOPI host.  A WOPI host is document storage location that can connect to Office Web Apps Server to open Office documents in the browser.  When the WOPI host is configured to use Office Web Apps Server, users are able to view and edit documents stored on…

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JavaScript API object model maps updated for attachment support in mail apps!

In my last post When should I choose to create a mail app versus an add-in for Outlook?, I provided some factors for you to consider if you’re trying to decide whether a mail app or add-in is more appropriate for your Outlook extension scenario. Along with that post are a couple of object model…

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Working with tracked changes and comments programmatically in Word 2013

In this blog post, I will describe the changes to the object model for displaying tracked changes and comments from Microsoft Word 2010 to Microsoft Word 2013 and I explain how to work with the new programmability features relating to tracked changes and comments in Word 2013. APIs for displaying tracked changes and comments in…

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When should I choose to create a mail app versus an add-in for Outlook?

Some of you may or may not be aware that alongside with the legacy COM-based Office client object models, Office 2013 supports a new apps for Office developer platform. This blog post is intended to help new and existing Office developers understand the main differences between the COM-based object models and the apps for Office…

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What’s new for developers in Visio 2013?

In this post, I’ll introduce some of the new features of interest to developers in Visio 2013. Among these features are: New file format Robust updates to themes The change shape feature (that allows you to replace one shape with another while Maintaining shape text) New shape effects Improvements to commenting Coauthoring on SharePoint Server…

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What’s new in Access 2013 for developers

Mike Stowe, Programming Writer, Office Developer Documentation team, authored today’s post. Access 2013 features a new type of application model, Access apps, that’s makes it easy to create, customize, and deploy an app to the cloud. This post briefly describes some of the features that make that possible. Bring Access apps to the cloud with Office…

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Office 2013 Developer Content Landscape

Hi, my name is Luke Nyswonger and I lead the developer content team for Office programmability. My team creates developer docs, code samples, and videos for client extensibility—apps for Office, VBA, Open XML, etc. In this version of Office, we made a much larger investment for developers than any other previous releases. As both Brian…

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What’s new in Excel 2013 Preview for developers

New features for developers in Excel 2013 Preview Frank Rice, Senior Programming Writer, Office Developer Documentation team, authored today’s post. This post briefly describes some of the features available to developers in Excel 2013 Preview.  Apps for Office Of course, the big news for developers and users are apps for Office in Excel that brings…

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What’s new for developers in the new Project desktop (besides task pane apps)

Project Standard 2013 and Project Professional 2013 include many new features for developers, such as new reports, task paths, cache status, and working with SharePoint tasks lists. This article shows VBA examples for new features in Project. You can use the new classes and members in the Project object model with VBA or with Visual…

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