Explore how Office web add-ins relate to earlier Microsoft Office extension technologies.
- [Instructor] Microsoft Office is one of the most widely used applications on the planet. As I'm recording this, there are 140 million users of Office 365, but that's not the whole story, because there are over a billion users of the Client applications in addition to those that come with Office 365. And then there are 400 million users of consumer Outlook.com accounts. That adds us to a pretty large demographic, and represents the vast majority of business users around the world who are comfortable working in Microsoft Office applications.
So the idea is that Office applications will sit comfortably integrated into the user interface of the host application, and that adds up to a pretty large demographic and represents the vast majority of business users around the world who are comfortable working in Microsoft Office applications. So the idea is that add-ins will sit comfortably integrated into the user interface of the host application, wherever it happens to be running. So if you want to build software to sell to business users, then Office add-ins are a good place to start, and Microsoft have created a Marketplace to help users find your solutions.
But you might not be in the business of selling software. You might just need to solve your own business problems. In fact, this is probably the sweet spot for add-in development, writing custom code to create your own line of business solutions. Now, you may have built extensions for Office before using other technologies, and we've had quite a number of options over the years, and of course, they still work, they're still available and supported, but they have the drawback that they are, for the most part, Windows-only technologies.
What we'd like to do is build Office extensions that work on any platform or device where Office runs. So with Office add-ins, we can achieve this because they're built on web technology and can run on Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, and of course, the Web-based online versions of Office.
- How Office extensions work
- Using the Office.js libraries
- Working with ScriptLab
- Creating an add-in with Visual Studio
- Working with manifests and commands
- Deploying and debugging add-ins
- Developing new add-in controls
- Working with Yeoman, Angular, and React
- Sideloading add-ins to different locations
- Guidelines for designing add-ins
- Using Office application APIs
- Publishing and licensing add-ins
Skill Level Intermediate
Office 365: Administration (2017)with David Elfassy2h 49m Intermediate
What are Office add-ins?2m 34s
1. Getting Started
2. Building Add-Ins with Visual Studio
3. Using Other Libraries and Tooling with Add-Ins
4. Add-Ins for Word, PowerPoint, and OneNote
5. Add-Ins for Excel
6. Add-Ins for Outlook
7. Distributing Your Add-In
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