Channel 9 Interview: Building an Outlook Mail App using the “Napa” Office 365 Development Tools

If you haven’t heard, the new Office & SharePoint 2013 Developer Preview has a brand new development model that should make it a lot easier and flexible to build consumer and enterprise applications running within Office & SharePoint. Based on web technologies like HTML5, XML, CSS3, JavaScript, and REST APIs, you can use your existing knowledge of these web technologies to quickly build your apps. What’s cool is these apps can not only run in the desktop versions of Office, they can also run in the web app versions.

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Channel 9 Interview: Building an Outlook Mail App using the “Napa” Office 365 Development Tools

Building Office Business Applications with Visual Studio

This week Microsoft is hosting an internal even called Tech Ready 8 in Seattle.  Microsoft technical field reps and product teams come together to talk about all of the great products we're building.  I presented a session on Building Office Development Applications with Visual Studio along with a couple team members.  In preparation for that session we spent the past week building a demo application that surfaces LOB data exposed as an ADO .NET dataservices in Outlook and Excel clients and SharePoint.  Beth Massi is doing a blog series on how we wrote the soloution.  Check it out. 

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Building Office Business Applications with Visual Studio