Developing for Office, Office 365 and SharePoint

OSW02 Become a Developer Hero by Building Office Add-ins


8:00am - 9:15am

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Bill Ayers

Bill Ayers

Technical Director

Flow Simulation Ltd.

Imagine being able to solve critical business problems for your organization. That's what Office Add-ins provide—and with the excellent tooling in Visual Studio, it's also ridiculously easy. You can use your JavaScript skills to build add-ins that run inside the Office applications. You can even make your add-ins look like part of Office thanks to the Office UI Fabric. And now the APIs are even better for interacting with host applications; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and now OneNote. And it all works cross-platform as well.

In this session, you'll build solutions to give your Office users tools that can also take advantage of the SharePoint, Office 365, Microsoft Graph APIs and Cognitive Services, along with other endpoints integrated into the environment they use every day. Now you can deliver a huge amount of business value with surprisingly little effort.

You will learn:

  • How to build Office Add-ins using the same skills you use for SharePoint, web development, Windows and mobile apps
  • How to use the power of the Office platform to deliver contextually relevant information
  • How to deliver solutions that can be used on Windows, iOS and soon Android and MacOS devices