Office 365—monthly Dev Digest for June

This month’s Office 365 Dev Digest was written by Jeremy Thake, technical product manager for the Office 365 Dev team.

Welcome to the fourth edition of Dev Digest, designed to help you—the Office 365 developer—keep-up-to date with what’s new in Office 365 development. This month has been a busy month of inquiries based on everything we announced at the Build and Ignite conferences, which has kept the team busy.  I encourage you all to engage on the Office 365 Technical Network with us with your questions.

There have been some exciting new things released this month including support for Office Add-ins in Excel on the iPad. You’ll need to update your manifest file to do this to v1.1 and declare that you wish to support that client, which is documented on MSDN.

One other item of note is that the Office Graph on the Unified Endpoint (TrendingAround/WorkingWith) is coming very soon to production tenants and I’d encourage you all to go play with it in our Graph Explorer tool.

Also, a special shout out to Nintex for winning the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC)  Office and SharePoint Application Development award and to the runners up—K2, harmon.ie and DocuSign Inc. It is very exciting to see their efforts to build products in the Office Store celebrated at the WPC.

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Latest dev news

Check out the latest news from Office Blogs that is useful to know as an Office 365 developer.

Dev documentation

The Microsoft Content Publishing team works hard producing documentation to help developers learn our platform. Here are the key new and updated articles for this month:

Office Add-ins

Office 365 APIs

SharePoint Add-ins

SharePoint Client Side API

  • The Log Export feature for Office 365 Dedicated has been updated in MSDN.
  • Rendering issues caused by the duplication of the reference documentation in the MSDN TOC have been resolved by eliminating that duplication. All SharePoint reference documentation now only appears at: Reference for SharePoint 2013

OneNote Online

For more documentation check out Office developer documentation.

Code samples

Our team is continually on the lookout for new code samples to help you jump-start your own projects. Here is a list of the most recent new and updated samples from Microsoft as well as the dev community.

For more code, samples check out the office.com/code-samples.

Most recent Office 365 Dev podcasts

Since joining Microsoft last year, I have been running around campus interviewing people about various dev topics. If you would like to hear me interview someone on a particular topic, please submit your suggestions in the Yammer group and I’ll go hunt the relevant people down to interview.

Here are the most recent podcast interviews:

For more podcasts check out dev.office.com/podcasts.

Patterns and practices

The Microsoft Patterns and Practices team is working hard to release samples to show the power of SharePoint Add-ins. Don’t forget to join the monthly community calls to hear the updates from them directly on Skype for Business.

Here are the latest updates from the team:

Here are the latest guidance documents:

For more on patterns and practices check out dev.office.com/patterns-and-practices. All questions related on released materials and guidance can be added to our Yammer group at OfficeDevPnPYammer.

Dev community blog posts

The Office 365 dev community has been busy this month. It is really exciting to see the effort people put into their posts in their spare time to share with the community.

Check out these articles from the Microsoft field, MVPs and more:

Upcoming events

There are plenty of events on the horizon…don’t miss out on these great events with Office 365 content. Our team looks forward to meeting you all at these events, so don’t be shy come say hello at the Office 365 booth!

June 19 Recode London
June 24-27 SPTechConDev Days Burlingame, CA
Aug 18 – 20 SharePoint Fest Seattle, WA
Oct 12 Unity Connect Amsterdam
Nov 9-12 European SharePoint conference

For more events check out dev.office.com/events.

Until next month, please join our community discussions at www.yammer.com/itpronetwork and follow us on @OfficeDev on Twitter and on Facebook.

Also, be sure to follow along with us on our daily developer mission: Jeremy Thake (@jthake), Chris Johnson (@loungflyz), Sonya Koptyev (@SonyaKoptyev), Dave Pae (@davidpae) and Jim Epes (@j_epes).

—Jeremy Thake