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O365con14 - develop, build, package and deploy apps for office 2013 with visual studio


European Office 365 Connect 2014 Presentation

European Office 365 Connect 2014 Presentation

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  • 1. Develop, Build, Package and Deploy Apps for Office 2013 with Visual Studio 2013 Bram de Jager SharePoint Architect | Microsoft Certified Solution Master: SharePoint
  • 2. • Intro to Apps for Office • New in Office 2013 Service Pack 1 • Develop, Build apps • Package and Deploy apps • Wrap-up Agenda
  • 4. History • Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) • VSTO 2003 downloadable for Visual Studio 2003 • VSTO 2005 (SE) downloadable for Visual Studio 2005 • VSTO 3.0 build into Visual Studio 2008 • VSTO 4.0 build into Visual Studio 2010 • Office Developer Tools • Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 • Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013
  • 5. Apps for Office and SharePoint
  • 6. Task pane apps • Side-by-side • Shown next to the Office document • Supported by Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project • Contextual information • Insert content into the document • Gets content to perform an action • Can be used for • Retrieving information from web service based on the selection of the user
  • 7. Content apps • Appears in body • Shown in line of the document • Integrate • Integrate rich, web-based data, visualizations, embedded media, as well as other external content • Can be used for • Display Excel data plotted on top of geographical maps
  • 8. Mail apps • Shown in Outlook item • Requires Outlook 2013 & Exchange 2013 • Seamless integration on desktop, browser and devices • Scenarios • Based on contextual trigger in item body • Runs in messages and/or appointments • Can be used for • Shows Bing Maps centered on the address found in the body of the email
  • 9. Supported applications Office application Task Pane Content Mail Access app for SharePoint Yes* Excel Yes Yes Excel Online Yes Yes Word Yes Outlook Yes Outlook Web App Yes OWA for Devices Yes* PowerPoint Yes* Yes* PowerPoint Online Yes* Yes* Project Yes * = requires Office 2013 Service Pack 1
  • 11. What's new for Apps for Office in Office SP1 • Highlights • Support for PowerPoint 2013 & PowerPoint Online • Changes in licensing model (no sign-in required) • New API's: Navigation API, Data Formatting API, File Properties API • Mail apps in compose email and appointments • Office UI updates • Requirements • Office 2013 Service Pack 1 • Update to Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio (March 2014 update)
  • 13. Anatomy of an app for Office HTML5, CSS, JavaScript (in all its glory!) 2 Web applications hosted by any HTTP delivery mechanism 3 Document-based manifest driven applications. 1
  • 14. Developer tool sets and APIs • “Napa” Office 365 Development Tools • Browser based developer tool, • Start in Napa, continue in Visual Studio • Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio • Visual Studio 2012 extension • Visual Studio 2013 RTM • Visual Studio 2013 – March 2014 Update • Support for Office 2013 SP1 • Office 365 API Tools for Visual Studio Preview
  • 15. Apps for Office rich client runtime
  • 16. Apps for Office web clients
  • 17. “ “ DEMO Build a Wikipedia Task Pane app in Word
  • 19. Publish apps for Office • Office Store • Public marketplace that Microsoft will host and regulate on • Apps for Office catalog on SharePoint • For task pane and content apps • Centralized corporate catalog managed by IT • Exchange catalog • Private catalog for mail apps • Network shared folder app catalog • Deploy task pane and content apps to a central network shared folder
  • 20. App availability by location App type Office Store Corporate catalog Exchange Server Shared folder app catalog Task Pane app x x x Content app x x x Mail app x x Same Office-solution catalog experience that the Office Store provides. App Catalog located in SharePoint. Apps are only shown in Office clients. Availability based on access to file share.
  • 21. What goes where? Visual Studio 2013 MS Build WebDeploy package XML Manifest Office Client File ShareCorporate Catalog IIS Webserver Azure Website Office Store
  • 22. “ “ DEMO Publish the Wikipedia app to Azure and Corporate Catalog
  • 23. Configure Office client for App Catalog • Office client configuration • Open Word 2013 • Open Options » Trust Center » Trust Center Settings • Select Trusted App Catalogs (on left) • Add the Corporate Catalog URL (check “Show in menu” box) • Registry entry • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice15.0WEFTrustedCatalogs
  • 24. WRAP-UP
  • 25. Scenarios • Start (review/approval) workflow process from within the Office clients • Allowing employees to browse, select and insert (legal) text snippets into documents, which are managed in a central location • Pull meeting location from meeting invite and highlight the meeting room plotted onto the building floor plan • Recognize the tracking number for package delivery and retrieve real-time delivery status • And many more…
  • 26. Write once, run everywhere
  • 27. Key takeaways • Apps for Office are the means for enabling contextual experiences • Office 2013 SP1 brings improvements to Apps for Office • Apps for Office boost productivity by integrating services into Office • Leverage existing investments when building Apps for Office
  • 28. | | @bramdejager Bram de Jager