Apps for Office and SharePoint

Office and SharePoint Add-ins

This documentation is preliminary and is subject to change.

Published: July 16, 2012

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Want to learn more before you begin developing apps for Office and SharePoint? Discover the advantages of developing apps for Office and SharePoint, see app examples, and watch videos. Explore the possibilities.

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  • SharePoint Online developer site, customized for creating and testing apps

  • "Napa" Office 365 Development Tools, to create your first apps right within the browser

  • Office Professional Plus 2013 Preview

  • Exchange Online 2013 server

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Browse or download sample app projects that illustrate how to use Office and SharePoint features and accomplish common developer tasks in your apps.


Use the following links to continue learning how to build great apps for Office and SharePoint.

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

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July 16, 2012

Initial publication

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