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  • Blog Post: Using Office 365 APIs in your MVC and Windows 8.1 Applications – Part II

    UPDATE 5/12/2014 - A new preview is available. You can now access the Office 365 APIs using client libraries available for .NET and JavaScript. See: .NET and JavaScript libraries for Office 365 APIs In last month’s blog post , we announced the Office 365 API Tools – Preview add-in for...
  • Blog Post: How to build a cloud business app with SAP data

    Visual Studio 2013 introduced a new project template for Office 365 Cloud Business App to enable developers to build modern business applications that can integrate with and extend the Office 365 platform experience quickly. The Cloud Business App template provides a rich set of tools and features that...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Building a Cloud Business App: Kudos

    Office 365 is an ideal business app platform providing a core set of services expected in today’s business apps and a central location for installing, discovering, and managing apps. Office 365 makes these business apps available where users already spend their time - in SharePoint and Office . Visual...
  • Blog Post: Debugging SharePoint 2013 workflows using Visual Studio 2013

    Learn about the new tools for remotely debugging workflows in Visual Studio 2013. In Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012, we enabled remote event debugging using Windows Azure Service Bus . Now, in Visual Studio 2013, we have implemented a similar approach for remotely debugging workflows in...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Introducing MVC support for apps for SharePoint

    Apps are essentially web applications. If you know how to build a web application, you know how to build an app for SharePoint. Prior to Visual Studio 2013 Preview, you were able to create apps for SharePoint with an ASP.NET Web Forms project application. Now, in Visual Studio 2013 Preview, you can choose...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Localizing host web features in apps for SharePoint

    Update [7/3/2013]: If you’re using Visual Studio 2013 you don’t need the workaround described in this article. For more information, see Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 Preview released! Visual Studio 2012 can’t localize host web features by itself. Learn about a tool that you can use to...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Office and SharePoint 2013 Continuous Integration Using Team Foundation Service and Office 365

    When your team is collaborating on a project, you need a regular and reliable development process to ensure smooth delivery while maintaining high quality. This process typically includes frequent integrations from team members, regular builds, and testing against the new build to measure quality. Continuous...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Building great-looking apps for Office using the new project templates

    In last month's release of Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012, the app for Office project templates were redesigned―adding better styling, better structure, and better code to newly-created projects. This post will highlight the benefits offered by the new templates, along with tips for using...
  • Blog Post: Update to debugging SharePoint 2013 remote events using Visual Studio 2012

    Learn about the new tools for debugging remote event receivers in the RTM version of the Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012. In “Preview 2” of the Office Developer Tools that we released last October, we enabled remote event debugging, as detailed in Debugging Remote Event Receivers with Visual...
  • Blog Post: Quickly start developing apps with the new “0-60” developer experience

    The new “0-60” developer experience allows you to start developing apps for Office and SharePoint in minutes instead of days.This new developer experience begins in your Office 365 developer site, so read on to learn some tips to get the most out of it. Hello there, I’m Humberto...
  • Blog Post: Debugging Remote Event Receivers with Visual Studio

    Editor’s update (3/21/2013) : The RTM version of the Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 include tools for debugging remote event receivers. You no longer have to follow the procedure described in this post. Chakkaradeep just published a post about the new tools for debugging remote event receivers...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Using a Windows Azure SQL Database with Autohosted apps for SharePoint

    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...
  • Blog Post: Building apps with Visual Studio and Windows Azure

    Update: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: The background on apps for Office and SharePoint

    Hi, my name is Brian Jones and I'm the group program manager for the Office Solutions Framework team. I wanted to follow up on Ludo's blog post last week where he introduced the Office Store and the new Office cloud app model. I've been working on extensibility technologies in Office for the past 13...
  • Blog Post: 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...
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