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Apps for Office and SharePoint

apps for Office and SharePoint

Find the resources you need to start building your apps for Office and SharePoint.

Last modified: May 18, 2015

Applies to: apps for Office | apps for SharePoint | Office Add-ins | SharePoint Add-ins

Note Note

The names "apps for Office" and "apps for SharePoint" are changing to "Office Add-ins" and "SharePoint Add-ins". During the transition, the documentation and the UI of some Office and SharePoint products and Visual Studio tools might still use the terms "apps for Office" and "apps for SharePoint".

Start

Discover what apps for Office and SharePoint are, and how to create them using standards-based technologies like HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3, and XML. Create your first app and explore the capabilities of apps for Office and apps for SharePoint.

Get started developing apps for Office

Get started developing apps for SharePoint

Reference

Explore comprehensive API and schema documentation, including Office JavaScript API, SharePoint .NET client and JavaScript object models, and app manifest schema references.

Apps for Office API and schema references

Apps for SharePoint references

Design

Get an overview of the design and architecture options that are available in apps for Office and SharePoint. Learn design guidelines for developing quality user experiences for your apps.

Design apps for Office

Design apps for SharePoint

Samples

Get downloadable code samples and code walkthroughs.

Apps for Office samples on the Code Gallery

Apps for Office samples on dev.office.com

Apps for SharePoint samples on the Code Gallery

Apps for SharePoint samples on dev.office.com

Develop

Find in-depth articles, how-to topics, and other resources—from core development concepts to advanced programming techniques—to add capabilities to your app.

Develop apps for Office

Develop apps for SharePoint

Get to know the SharePoint 2013 REST service

Training

Browse developer-focused how to training and walkthrough videos about creating apps for Office and SharePoint.

Office developer training

Publish

Learn how to make your app available to users, whether you’re submitting an app to the Office Store, or publishing your app to a corporate app catalog or shared folder location.

Publish apps for Office and SharePoint

Validation policies for apps submitted to the Office Store (version 1.7)

Tools

Find the right tool to build your apps.

Tools for developing apps for Office

Tools and environments for developing apps for SharePoint

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