Apps for SharePoint

Ready to build apps?


Get Visual Studio 2013 tools

Office Developers Tools for Visual Studio 2013 includes new project and project item templates and the ability to package and publish your apps for SharePoint to the Office Store or an app catalog.

If you don't have Visual Studio 2013, you can download it here.

Need Office 365?

An Office 365 Developer Site makes your setup easier and helps you create, test, and deploy your apps faster.

If you have an Office 365 enterprise (E3 or E4) subscription, you can provision a Developer Site at no additional charge.

Build great apps for SharePoint

The Visual Studio App for SharePoint template helps you connect to Azure, use ASP.NET MVC, and much more. The Cloud Business App template helps you quickly model or connect to enterprise data, and create a mobile business app.

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What is SharePoint

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Why build apps

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What apps can do

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Map concepts to apps

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API landscape

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SharePoint-hosted apps

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ACS Provider-hosted apps

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High-trust apps

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Cross-domain apps

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Hosting options

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App types at a glance

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Data storage options

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External data access options

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Get SharePoint data

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SharePoint workflows

Be inspired by apps


Contoso catalog app

Contoso catalog app

A provider-hosted app in a Windows Azure web site that integrates with SharePoint workflow.

Contoso incubator search app

Contoso incubation search app

A SharePoint-hosted app that uses SharePoint Search and Bing Search.

Contoso event coordinator app

Contoso event coordinator app

A provider-hosted app in a Windows Azure web role that integrates with a SharePoint calendar.

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