Building on the great momentum with the US Office and SharePoint Store, we are delighted to share that today we are supporting an additional 22 markets with localized Office and SharePoint store fronts as well as French, German, Spanish and Japanese language apps.
The Office and SharePoint Store is available to all users of the new Office and can be accessed directly within Office applications and at Office.com. We have hundreds of business and productivity apps in the Store right now, from well-known ISVs to individual developers and start-ups. In fact, Office users have already downloaded nearly 1 million apps from the US Office and SharePoint Store.
Apps for Office and SharePoint scenarios extend across Microsoft products, as well as interacting with external data. Imagine your customer CRM data appearing live, in context within an e-mail or a chart in your spreadsheet constantly being updated from external data sources providing users real-time business insights integrated right within their Office toolset.
Not only are we are making it easier for Office users to find apps that make them more productive, we are also providing a platform for developers who may have never developed for the Microsoft platform before. The new development model makes it easier than ever for developers to build, run and maintain apps.
Whether you’re building productivity apps, or another type of app, the Office and SharePoint Store provides the opportunity to promote and distribute your app globally or within selected markets. You can offer free, trial and paid versions of your apps with the opportunity to reach entirely new users, customers and segments.
The Office and SharePoint Store is connecting customers and solutions in new ways, and we welcome you to become a part of this growth. You can build your app and reach Office and SharePoint users by delivering your solutions seamlessly, right within the new Office. Learn how to build an app on our developer center http://dev.office.com/.
I hope you’re as excited as we are about the possibilities!
–Dene Cleaver, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft Office Division