The new Office add-in and Office 365 API platforms give you integrated Office experiences with your favorite apps and the apps you use to run your organization. On this week’s show we explore Office extensibility updates and take a tour of solutions from Salesforce, SAP, Uber, Do and Smartsheet across Office applications, Office Online in the browser and even Office for iPad.
On past shows, we’ve spent a lot of time talking about what the Office platform can do for developers and some of the things that can light up for Office users. We’ve done everything from explaining what the model is, using Office add-ins (formerly apps for Office) to navigate our way through Prague and even provide tips for developers when moving to the new model. This show is a bit different. We spend most of the time demonstrating what a few popular software as a service (SaaS) applications are doing with Office add-ins and the extensibility platform.
Office add-ins and Office 365 APIs are the two primary means to extend Office experiences and connect your apps to Office 365 services. Imagine being able to see your sales data directly integrated with your email experience in Outlook, analyzing ERP data directly in Excel without an export or copy/paste, booking transportation right from your calendar with a single swipe gesture, or having your go-to app integrate with your business calendar, address list and Office 365 file storage – all of this is possible and we demonstrate all this and more on the show.
If you want to learn more, watch the show and check out the Office Dev Center if you are interested in building out these experiences. See you next week!