Apps for Office: Publishing and Distribution

We close out the series on developing Apps for Office by reviewing the different publishing options available for distributing your apps. Although the most likely scenario is publicly distributing a completed app, there may be situations where you want to limit access, such as for testing and internal use. We’ll look at the different options available to the different app types.

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Apps for Office: Mail Apps Part 2 – Read Mode Sample

We continue our journey through Apps for Office with a quick tour through some of the API features in Outlook by reviewing another simple App demo. Like the Excel app, this one is not designed to solve any particular problem, but rather demonstrate some of the functionality exposed to Mail Apps. The full source code will also available be for review in the next post covering Compose mode.

Since we already looked at how to get started creating a Mail App project, let’s dive straight into the sample project. We’ll be expanding on the project we created previously, which is set to activate in both Read and Compose mode. Today we’ll look at the Read Mode and finish off with Compose in our next post.

Once again we’ll also be leveraging the Kendo UI Core widgets to help layout and navigate the different areas of the app, which is already referenced via the CDN in the sample project.

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Apps for Office: Mail Apps Part 1 – Setup and Activation

So far we have reviewed building task pane and content apps, which extend functionality for Microsoft office applications like Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Mail apps, on the other hand, are an entirely different class of apps, designed to work specifically with Outlook.

In this first of two posts on Mail Apps, we’ll look at how to create a new project as well as the different options for launching and activating the map in different scenarios.

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