Microsoft Expands Office 365 Platform To Developers With New APIs And More

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At the SharePoint Conference, Microsoft today made announcements making Office 365 a robust platform on which developers can build great solutions.

  • As a developer, you have new scenarios to create contextual solutions that span Office 365 from the web, mobile apps and Office.
  • You have new robust APIs and tool improvements to make building solutions easier than ever before.
  • And your solutions have the potential to reach a vast number of Office 365 users across businesses, government organizations, and schools, who spend hours every day using Office.

The ability to create contextual solutions include enhanced PowerPoint content apps that allow interactive extensibility for presentations, New Outlook compose apps that allow you to interact with your email messages and appointments while you’re drafting email responses—without having to leave Outlook, new ability to format cells and cell content from Excel apps and more.

We’re introducing a new set of Office 365 APIs that expose services across the entire Office 365 surface area in a simple, RESTful way. We are moving in a direction where you won’t have to develop against SharePoint and Exchange-specific APIs; you will be able to develop against a consolidated Office 365 API set that spans SharePoint, Exchange, Lync, and Azure AD. We’re exposing Calendar, People, Mail and File Office 365 APIs that make interaction with the platform intuitive and easy. One of these platform APIs is the Discovery Service APIs, which allow you to determine the location of related Office 365 services for particular users, including Files, Calendar, and Mail APIs. Another new platform API creates a consistent and unified authentication experience across Office 365, as well as from device apps into Office 365 leveraging OAuth.

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Source: Microsoft

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