Last modified: May 01, 2015
Applies to: Access apps for SharePoint | apps for Office | Excel | Office Add-ins | Outlook | PowerPoint | Project | Word
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The name "apps for Office" is changing to "Office Add-ins". During the transition, the documentation and the UI of some Office host applications and Visual Studio tools might still use the term "apps for Office".
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Using the most up-to-date project files
To run an app developed using the new and updated Office.js v1.1 API and app manifest features, your customers must be running Office 2013 SP1 on-premises products, and where applicable, SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 and related server products, Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1), or the equivalent online hosted products: Office 365, SharePoint Online, and Exchange Online.
Note that the update process is applied on a per-project basis – you'll need to repeat the updating process for each app project in which you want to use v1.1 of Office.js and app manifest schema.
The v1.1 app manifest schema file itself (offappmanifest-1.1.xsd ) isn't included in your project files, but is installed, by default, in C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Xml\Schemas\1033 and added to the XML schema set (specified in the XML Schema dialog box displayed with XML > Schemas) when you install the Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 - March 2014 Update package or later.
In Visual Studio 2012 or 2013, open or create a new App for Office 2013 project.
Depending on your version of Visual Studio:
In Visual Studio 2013, choose Tools > NuGet Package Manager > Manage Nuget Packages for Solution.
In Visual Studio 2012. choose Tools > Library Package Manager > Manage Nuget Packages for Solution.
In the Manage NuGet Packages dialog box, in the left pane choose Updates > nuget.org.
To update the manifest file in your project to use schema version 1.1
In your project's app manifest (projectnameManifest.xml) file, update the xmlns attribute of the OfficeApp element changing the version value to 1.1 (leaving the attributes following xmlns unchanged):
Note that after updating the version of the app manifest schema to 1.1, you will need to remove the Capabilities and Capability elements, and replace them with either the Hosts and Host elements or the Requirements and Requirement elements.