Learn about new features and capabilities for developers in the Office 2013.
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Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 introduce a new cloud app model for you to quickly build secure, scalable and flexible apps.
By combining cloud services and web technologies, apps extend and personalize the way we create and consume information.
Imagine inserting a Bing map app, right inside Excel, to map spreadsheet data.
Accessible and discoverable from the familiar UI of Office, apps for Office will change the way we work each and every day.
Use your existing skills to build apps and take advantage of familiar tools, languages, and virtually any hosting service.
Use Windows Azure or virtually any other provider to host your app.
Write apps for Office and SharePoint using the same tools and skills. The new development model is consistent between the two.
Apps for Office are hosted in the cloud with a minimal client footprint. You can deploy, update, and manage your apps with much more flexibility than before.
Publish and sell your apps through Office and SharePoint Store.
IT administrators can manage and distribute apps within an organization using a private version of the Store, the App Catalog.
End users can find, install and insert apps all from within the Office UI and directly from a SharePoint site.
A new telemetry and analysis tool is available to IT administrators and developers to identify the most currently used solutions, and plan for macros and COM add-ins migration for Office 2013 following the guidelines provided by the tool.